If you have a flare for technology, think logically and 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 program that has been accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society. 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.

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.

A number of physical education courses are allowed in recognition of the need to promote a healthy lifestyle.

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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Course Title Credits
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
  Credits 15
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
  Credits 15
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
  Credits 16.5
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
  Credits 18
  Total Credits 64.5
Year 2 Approved Electives
Course Title Credits
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
ANT-1195 Cultural Anthropology 3
ARK-1165 Introduction Into Archaeology 3
BUS-1166 Business Law 3
BUS-1176 Financial Planning 3
BUS-1177 Entrepreneurship 3
BUS-2268 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS-2275 International Business 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 Designing Spreadsheet Applications 3
DES-1155 Graphic Design 3
ECN-1180 Microeconomics 3
ECN-2253 Macroeconomics 3
EXS-1178 Resistance Training 3
HUM-1150 Logic 3
HUM-1155 Ethics 3
HUM-1158 Creative Problem-Solving 3
HUM-1180 Introduction to World Religions 3
HUM-1190 Popular Culture 3
IND-2251 Independent Study 1.5
IND-2252 Independent Study 1.5
PRS-1155 Speech 3
STS-2250 Statistics 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.

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$3,708.00
$1,104.00
$2,500.00
Year 2
$4,367.00
$1,227.00
$1,500.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$12,708.00
$1,104.00
$2,500.00
Year 2
$15,153.00
$1,227.00
$1,500.00
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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Scholarships

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