Computer Information Technology

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Information technology has many fields — and lots of opportunity. That’s why the computer information technology degrees at Nashville State Community College are split into six different concentrations. Take your pick from Cyber Defense, Data Analytics, Networking, Programming, Systems Administration & Management, or Systems Analyst.  

Choose one specialty. Hone your skills. Graduate ready to succeed.

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology will prepare you for an entry-level role across a number of fields.


Two years


About $9,490

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After Nashville State

You will be ready for the workforce. Where? Depends on your concentration. Our Career Services team can help you find the right fit.

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Campus Availability: Courses for this degree are available at a variety of campus locations and online. To check current course offerings check class schedule.

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Nashville State Community College Profiles
Brandon Colwell
CIT Networking, Class of 2020
I came to Nashville State to receive hands-on experience in my field for a price that wouldn't put me in debt. My degree has already helped me achieve the goals that I thought would take time.
A two-year information technology degree is low-cost — and scholarships and financial aid can help make your community college degree even more affordable.

Information Technology Concentrations

The information technology degrees at Nashville State Community College are split into six concentrations. See which one interests you!

The Cyber Defense concentration focuses on topics in cyber security and digital forensics. You’ll learn how to fortify computer networks in order to prevent security breaches from cyber terrorists or other intruders. In addition, you’ll learn how to recover data using digital forensic techniques. Develop critical thinking skills and learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real-world internship experiences. Using these skill standards ensures that you’ll have the basic skills that employees need, within a framework that emphasizes the development of teamwork, communication, and critical thinking.

The Data Analytics concentration prepares you for entry-level data analytics positions requiring knowledge, setup, and usage of business intelligence, and data analysis techniques. You’ll have the ability to extract, manipulate, and visualize data in support of organizational decision-making. The Data Analytics concentration combines skills from computer information technology, statistics, and analytics. Course work will include instructional information regarding databases, SQL, analysis of big data, data visualization, programming, mathematical and statistical techniques, and project management. Emphasis is placed on the strong communication skills necessary to interact with key stakeholders to achieve their desired objectives.

The Networking concentration prepares you for employment in the area of network infrastructure. You will complete coursework and hands-on experiences in planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of networks of different sizes. Graduates of the program will be able to design and implement an infrastructure consisting of various networking devices and components such as clients, servers, routers, switches, and cabling systems. You will also be capable of working in entry-level positions of user support, server monitoring, directory services basic administration, basic router and switch configurations, subnetting, and network communications protocols, along with network media installation and testing. Certifications applicable to the concentration may include CompTIA Network+, A+, Security+, CISCO CCNA, Microsoft Desktop OS and Server, among others.

The Programming concentration prepares you for a career as a programmer or software engineer. Emphasis is placed on issues related to knowing how to use the features of object-oriented programming languages like Java, the design and implementation of classes and objects, and the process of developing and maintaining software. Graduates have designed, written, tested, and debugged programs in several major programming languages in both individual and team-oriented settings. The Programming concentration prepares you for entry-level employment in the areas of business software application development and web development in creating dynamic web content and transaction-based web systems. This concentration may include preparation for the Oracle Certified Associate (Java Programmer Certification). 

The Systems Administration and Management concentration focuses on the design, implementation, management, and troubleshooting of computer systems. Required courses prepare students to acquire, install, configure, upgrade, and secure standalone, networked, and mobile systems. You will also develop your teamwork, communication, and critical thinking skills. 

The Systems Analyst concentration prepares you to solve computer problems and apply computer technology to meet the needs of your organization. The concentration includes diverse courses to enhance communication, research, business, technology, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. 

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You may be eligible to earn college credit based on the experience you already have. This experience could come from your job, the military, and more.


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