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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200-hour

practicum placement at a workplace of your choosing

Accredited

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

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

September

Credential / Accreditation

Diploma

Duration

2 years

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Admissions

New students 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.

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.

Transfers
Athabasca University

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 will be 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 cumulative GPA of at least 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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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.

Courses

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CourseTitleCredits
Year 1
Term I
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
 Credits15
Term II
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
 Credits15
Year 2
Term I
ACC-1170 Financial Accounting I 3
CIT-2255 Computer Networking II 3
CIT-2265 Web Programming 3
CIT-2270 IT Integration Seminar 1.5
CIT-2275 Systems Analysis and Design I 3
Approved Elective 1 3
 Credits16.5
Term II
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
 Credits18
 Total Credits64.5
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One elective must be CIT-2260 Algorithms and Problem Solving (3 credits) or CIT-2269 Mobile App Development (3 credits)

Year 2 Approved Electives
Course Title Credits
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-1177Entrepreneurship3
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-1155Customer and Team Relations1.5
COM-1158Leadership Communication Skills1.5
COM-1159Applied Interpersonal Communication3
COM-1162Interpersonal Relationships and Communications3
CPU-1165Business Applications II3
DES-1155Graphic Design3
ECN-1180Microeconomics3
ECN-2253Macroeconomics3
EXS-1178Resistance Training3
HUM-1150Logic3
HUM-1155Ethics3
HUM-1158Creative Problem-Solving3
HUM-1180Introduction to World Religions3
HUM-1190Popular Culture3
PRS-1155Speech3
STS-2250Statistics3
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

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$4,092.00
$1,163.00
$1,755.00
Year 2
$4,784.00
$1,293.00
$1,480.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$13,092.00
$1,163.00
$1,755.00
Year 2
$15,612.00
$1,293.00
$1,480.00
Notes

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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