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The Computer Information Technology Program (CMIN) teaches students the functions and operations of computer and internet technologies. Students will learn to apply the systematic methods of developing information system solutions for business and organizations, as well as planning, development, implementation, maintenance, and management of these technologies and systems in a variety of settings.  

Goals of this department’s curriculum include preparing students for entry-level positions in information technology and information systems with enough knowledge to advance along several career paths and providing the appropriate foundation for further studies in computer information systems and information technology. Upon program completion, students are prepared to take various industry-based certifications which open doors in career advancement. 

In this program, students complete a seven-course core curriculum comprised of an introduction to programming logic and controls, relational database, systems analysis, networking fundamentals, and web design basics. Complementing this core curriculum are four concentrations that students will choose among to pursue: Programmer/Analyst, Web Design, Game Design, or Information Security & Assurance. 

Upcoming Events

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Guest: Sia Karamalegos

Career Speaker Series

October 23, 2019

12 PM

City Park Campus
Building 6

Room 211

Guest: Dr. Yulonda Griffin

Career Speaker Series

November 19, 2019

12 PM

City Park Campus

Building 6

Room 211

 

 Overview of our Areas of Concentration

In the concentration of Programmer/Analyst, students prepare for traditional jobs and careers as programmers, database developers, and systems analysts. 

This concentration helps students prepare for traditional jobs and careers in the information technology field as programmer, database developers, and systems analysts. Instruction in programming and database management beyond the learning offered in the core curriculum are included in this concentration, with courses featuring advanced Java and database management as well as event-driven programming and C++ available for students. 

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Students concentrating in Web Design will learn the fundamentals of design, development, a webpage maintenance required for becoming successful website designers. Course instruction includes a combination of technologies and tools to assist the student in working as a professional in the web environment. Students in this concentration will learn both the technology and business of web design. 

Delgado Community College instructors work closely with professional web designers to ensure that our students are learning the most sought-after web design skills.  

The Computer Information Technology Program offers both a Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) in Web Design as well as a Web Design concentration as part of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS). 

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The Game Design concentration enables students to build a solid foundation with which to pursue careers in the game design industry.  

In this program, students learn essential concepts in game design, functional job tracks in the industry, and industry structures together with a variety of computer application, art, and design software tools necessary for game and simulation creation on top of fundamental coding, security, and design techniques. 

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Students who pursue a concentration in Information Security & Assurance are instructed in the methods, policies, and procedures for protecting information systems from attacks while maintaining the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information for use by authorized users.

The program teaches knowledge and skills in technical computer systems, including both hardware and software, computer networks, and computing forensics, as well as skills in technology-based law and professional communication.

Students who complete this program are prepared sit for many certification exams, including ISC2 : Systems Security Certified Practitioner, CompTIA+, and Cisco Certified Network Associate. 

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 Our Publications: Meet Our Department

The CMIN Program publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Network, that highlights the work of our department, students, alumni, and our faculty and staff. We are pleased to share it here with the Delgado Community as a whole.