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Computer Information Technology

College of Lake County
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
23 August 2021

Program description

Computer Information Technology

The Computer Information Technology program at CLC offers students several degrees and certificates depending on their long-term goals.

The Computer Information Technology degree is designed to provide knowledge and skills needed for employment in the field of computer technology. The degree provides three specialty options: Computer Forensics, Network Administration and Security, and Web Programming. All three specialty options share a common core of general education and introductory computer courses. Each specialty option has its own unique core of courses and electives.

Admission requirements

All course prerequisites must be met. Additionally, students are required to select one course from the International/Multicultural list to meet graduation requirements. A grade of C or better is required for all English course requirements.

College Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of the General Education Requirements for the appropriate degree;
  • Cumulative CLC grade point average of 2.0 or higher;
  • Completion of at least 15 credit hours at CLC;
  • Completed Petition to Graduate (submit to Admissions and Records Office)

To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.

Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:

  1. Successfully complete the admission requirements.
  2. Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program

International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:

For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:

  • a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
  • 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
  • ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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Program content

First Semester

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Programming Concepts
  • English Composition I
  • Mathematics Elective
  • Humanities Elective

Second Semester

  • Programming in C++
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • English Composition II
  • Advanced Composition: Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Life Science with Lab Elective

Third Semester

  • Financial Accounting
  • Advanced C++
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • College Algebra
  • Mathematics Elective1 Physical Science with Lab Elective

Fourth Semester

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • Physical or Life Science (non-lab)
  • Social Science Elective (not Economics)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):

  • In-district: $125.00
  • Out-of-district: $322.00
  • Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.


Degree: Associate in Applied Science, Computer Information Technology

Career opportunities

Typical Jobs

  • Information Systems Director (IS Director)
  • Information Technology Director (IT Director)
  • Systems Analyst
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Computer Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Programmer

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About this institute

College Lake County

College of Lake County

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...

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College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
60030 Grayslake Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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