Computer Information Technology

Configuring, programming and securing IT systems

Tech evolves. The ways that people, companies, governments and industries use tech changes. As it evolves, it grows.

You can grow with it. What’s great about this agile, evolving area is that you can start with a simple role and a short-term certificate. Keep learning, add certificates, add degrees and find the role where your strengths match what the world needs.

We offer certificates that stack together into a specialty—and you can stack them together into a specialized associate degree. You don’t need to know where you want to finish; you just need to know where to start, here at CLC.

Why study Computer Information Technology with us?

Learn how tech works in the world and build your tech career your way. Start with a certificate, complete a career degree or aim for a bachelor’s or beyond.

Work with your Academic Success Advisor to plan your transfer to a bachelor’s program at one of 30+ 4-year partners. Or attend the University Center of Lake County where you earn your Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Management Information Systems.

Your instructors know you by name—not by number. At CLC, the instructors are teachers first, researchers second. They dedicate their careers to helping you learn and understand the significance of understanding Computer Information Technology in an increasingly digital world.

You learn the same material studied at 4-year schools, while you receive the personal attention and feedback possible only in small class sizes.

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Degrees & Certificates

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.

These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

For students who want to start or shift to a new career or advance in their current career.

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at CLC in 2 years*. Gain job-ready skills from experienced instructors and earn work-based experience from apprenticeships and internships. Some of the courses you’ll take earn college credit, which can transfer to a 4-year college or university toward a bachelor’s degree.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

For students who want to earn job skills for entry level occupations, or level up in their career.

Certificates are designed to be completed in less than 2 years. Many certificate programs contain Career Degree core courses so you can continue with additional study or stack certificates to earn an A.A.S. degree.

Need help?

A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Career Certificate
Cost
$2,977*

Courses in the program

Build your foundation with programming and math courses. Then, mix in some fine arts and science electives that match your interests and goals.

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Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.



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