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.Apply Now Grab and Go Information
- 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.
students partner with real-world businesses for the duration of the second year to apply their skills in developing software solutions for clients
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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, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.
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.
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.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Computer Information Technology diploma.
Graduates of Lethbridge College's Computer Information Technology diploma program are eligible to receive 30 credits towards a number of post-diploma bachelor's degrees in Commerce, Management, Human Resources/Labour Relations, and Science at Athabasca University. To explore your options, please visit www.athabascau.ca
Griffith University, Australia
Graduates of Lethbridge College’s Computer Information Technology diploma program are eligible to transfer credit towards the completion of a Bachelor of Information Technology at Griffith University, in Australia. All students are provided with an approved course completion pathway at time of offer of admission into a Griffith program. For more information, please visit www.griffith.edu.au/credit
University of Lethbridge
Graduates of Lethbridge College’s Computer Information Technology diploma program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 are eligible for admission into the University of Lethbridge's Post-Diploma Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) program. 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 and visit https://www.uleth.ca
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The Computer Information Technology program is available through the following delivery methods.
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.
|CIT-1152||Computer Hardware Maintenance||3|
|CIT-1154||Computer Programming I||3|
|CIT-1157||HTML and Web Publishing||3|
|ENG-1159||Writing for the Workplace||3|
|MTH-1152||Mathematics for CIT||3|
|BUS-1170||Introduction to Management||3|
|CIT-1156||Computer Programming II||3|
|CIT-1158||Computer Networking I||3|
|CIT-1163||Database Management Systems||3|
|CIT-2268||User-Centred Interface Design||3|
|ACC-1170||Financial Accounting I||3|
|CIT-2255||Computer Networking II||3|
|CIT-2270||IT Integration Seminar||1.5|
|CIT-2275||Systems Analysis and Design I||3|
|Approved Elective 1||3|
|CIT-2259||Computer Networking III||3|
|CIT-2262||Operating Systems Theory||1.5|
|CIT-2263||Introduction to Linux||1.5|
|CIT-2271||IT Field Work||3|
|CIT-2276||Systems Analysis and Design II||3|
|MKT-1188||Introduction to Marketing||3|
|Approved Elective 1||3|
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-1175||Financial Accounting II||3|
|ACC-2250||Management Accounting I||3|
|ACC-2271||Intermediate Financial Accounting I||3|
|ACC-2278||Computerized Accounting for Management||3|
|ARK-1165||Introduction Into Archaeology||3|
|BUS-2278||Industrial and Labour Relations||3|
|CIT-2260||Algorithms and Problem Solving||3|
|CIT-2269||Mobile App Development||3|
|CMM-1185||The Principles of Animation||3|
|COM-1155||Customer and Team Relations||1.5|
|COM-1158||Leadership Communication Skills||1.5|
|COM-1159||Applied Interpersonal Communication||3|
|COM-1162||Interpersonal Relationships and Communications||3|
|CPU-1165||Business Applications II||3|
|HUM-1180||Introduction to World Religions||3|
Practicum Experience Requirements
There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.
Tuition and Fees
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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