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Frequently Asked Questions

The Computer and Information Technology (CIT) program is designed to provide the student a broad exposure to computer systems as well as networking. Design of the systems and networks is emphasized, along with troubleshooting skills.

If you are interested in:

  • Building and repairing computers and networks
  • Cisco or CompTIA certifications
  • Computer forensics or network security

Computer Information Technology is for you.

If you are interested in:

  • Programming
  • Web Development
  • Gaming Programming or Design
  • Excell, Access, SQL, Oracle or Linux
  • Becoming Computer Literate

Computer and Information Science is for you.

If you are interested in Graphic Design, Illustrator and Photoshop, Graphic Design is for you.

The CIT certificate program requires 44 credit hours in electronics, CIT, math and CIS courses. The CIT degree program requires 48 hours (due to an additional physics course), as well as 18 general education credit hours. The associate's degree is transferable to other four-year baccalaureate programs.

COD offers additional certificate programs in the following areas: CCNA Security Specialist, Microcomputer Servicing Technician, Network Professional, Internetworking Technician, System Support Specialist, Computer Forensics and Voice Over IP Telephony Specialist. Most students enroll in these programs to improve their on-the-job credentials, retrain for a new career in technology or increase their salability in the job market.

College of DuPage houses two professional training programs that offer a wide variety of certification opportunities: Cisco Networking Academy and CompTIA Academy.

For additional information, contact the faculty members associated with these programs.

A person interested in a computer-related career should enjoy problem-solving and working in teams. In addition, he or she should be detail-oriented, a quick learner, have excellent people skills and be able to adopt new technologies quickly and efficiently.


Meet with a faculty member to discuss which CIT programs would work best for you or submit a question to a faculty member.

Contact Information

Dr. Felix Davis, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1536
(630) 942-2134

Nazia Naqvi, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1E13
(630) 942-2081

Dan Jacobson, Program Support Specialist

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034
(630) 942-2592