If you have a talent for technology, think analytically and pay attention to detail, the IT world needs you. Start your IT career with a diploma in Computer Information Technology. Our two-year program won’t just show you how to build an information system – it’ll show you how to build a career.

Through a mix of classroom theory, hands-on projects and workplace experience, you’ll receive a comprehensive introduction to the information technology industry in a Canadian Information Processing Society-accredited program. Your technological skills will be balanced with coursework in business and communication, so you can understand how to best serve the companies that will rely on your tech talents.

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Career Opportunities

  • Business and Systems Analyst
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Database Designer/Developer
  • GIS Developer
  • Information Systems Project Manager
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Network Analyst/Technician
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Software Testing Specialist
  • Web Developer and Administrator

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practicum placement at a workplace of your choosing


The CIT program is accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society, Canada’s association of IT professionals.

Real-world solutions

students partner with real-world businesses for the duration of the second year to apply their skills in developing software solutions for clients




Credential / Accreditation



2 years

Dates and Deadlines

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Program Availability
Domestic Status
International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024


This program is available for International Students.

New applicants are accepted into the Computer Information Technology program for the Fall (September) term.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs.

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of this calendar, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies):

  • Grade 12 Math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level Math)

Note: Due to workload in this program, students are encouraged to evaluate their external commitments or consult with an advisor about alternate program sequencing. Students who plan to continue their studies through various university programs may be required to take specific electives. Please see information under 'Transfers' for specifics.

Industry Suitability

Prospective students should be aware of the following job-related physical demands: standing or sitting for long periods of time, intense visual concentration, and some lifting and carrying.

Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Computer Information Technology diploma.

Athabasca University

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Computer Information Technology diploma are eligible to receive 30 credits towards a post-diploma Bachelor of Science (General Science), Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics), Bachelor of Science (Computer and Information Systems), or a Bachelor of Science (Human Science) at Athabasca University. Students may receive up to 30 additional credits on a course-by-course basis, provided courses in the diploma fulfill requirements for Athabasca University's post-diploma Bachelor of Science programs. 

Graduates are also eligible to receive 30 credits towards a post-diploma Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations, or a Bachelor of Management. Students should consult Academic Advising at Athabasca University or visit their website for more information. 

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Computer Information Technology diploma, with a minimum GPA of 2.7, are eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Technology program at NAIT. Graduates must meet the competitive admission and selection requirements of the Bachelor of Technology at the time of application. Students should consult an Academic Advisor at NAIT for further information. 

University of Lethbridge

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Computer Information Technology diploma, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, are eligible for admission into the post-diploma Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) at the University of Lethbridge. Admitted students will be third-year degree level students in the university's Faculty of Arts and Science in all respects. For more information, please see an Academic Advisor at the University of Lethbridge or visit their website

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Delivery Formats

The Computer Information Technology program is available through the following delivery methods.

On Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.


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Year 1
Term I
CIT-1152Computer Hardware Maintenance3
CIT-1154Computer Programming I3
CIT-1157HTML and Web Publishing3
ENG-1159Writing for the Workplace3
MTH-1152Mathematics for CIT3
Term II
BUS-1170Introduction to Management3
CIT-1156Computer Programming II3
CIT-1158Computer Networking I3
CIT-1163Database Management Systems3
CIT-2268User-Centred Interface Design3
Year 2
Term I
ACC-1170Financial Accounting I3
CIT-2255Computer Networking II3
CIT-2265Web Programming3
CIT-2270IT Integration Seminar1.5
CIT-2275Systems Analysis and Design I3
Approved Elective 13
Term II
CIT-2259Computer Networking III3
CIT-2262Operating Systems Theory1.5
CIT-2263Introduction to Linux1.5
CIT-2271IT Field Work3
CIT-2276Systems Analysis and Design II3
MKT-1188Introduction to Marketing3
Approved Elective 13
 Total Credits64.5

1 One elective must be CIT-2260 Algorithms and Problem Solving (3 credits) or CIT-2269 Mobile App Development (3 credits)


Year 2 Approved Electives
ACC-1175Financial Accounting II3
ACC-2250Management Accounting I3
ACC-2271Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACC-2278Computerized Accounting for Management3
ANT-1195Cultural Anthropology3
ARK-1165Introduction Into Archaeology3
BUS-1166Business Law3
BUS-2268Organizational Behavior3
BUS-2275International Business3
BUS-2278Industrial and Labour Relations3
CIT-2260Algorithms and Problem Solving3
CIT-2269Mobile App Development3
CMM-1185The Principles of Animation3
COM-1158Leadership Communication Skills1.5
COM-1159Applied Interpersonal Communication3
COM-1162Interpersonal Relationships and Communications3
CPU-1165Business Applications II3
DES-1155Graphic Design3
EXS-1178Resistance Training3
HUM-1180Introduction to World Religions3
HUM-1190Popular Culture3
VXR-1160Art and Design for Extended Reality3
VXR-1180Spatial Media Production3
Practicum Experience Requirements

There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

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Tuition and Fees

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Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.

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