The Computer Information Technology, Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree prepares students to succeed and thrive in the information technologies workforce. By developing knowledge and skills in software, hardware, networking, and programming, students are prepared to troubleshoot problems, analyze opportunities, develop multiple solution strategies, and communicate effectively with people about computers.
College credit certificates allow students to specialize in specific information technology roles such as help desk, IT analysis, and cybersecurity.
A student must have a high school diploma or GED to apply to Lake-Sumter State College.
This program requires students to complete a career certificate (minimum 900 clock hours) at Lake Technical College or another accredited technical institution to enter. Students entering this program will receive articulated credit for their career certificate towards the AS in Management Technology.
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Estimated costs for the Nursing program are $11,000 - $14,000 including all course tuition, course/lab fees and additional equipment. Attend a Nursing Information Session for additional details.
Scholarships are available to all eligible students each semester from the LSSC Foundation. Visit the Foundation Scholarships page to learn more.
Students graduating from high school and enrolling at LSSC may qualify for other scholarships offered through the State of Florida. You will be notified of your eligibility after you apply to the College.
There are many options to finance your education. You may be eligible for Federal Grants, Work-Study, State Grants, Federal Loans, and Institutional Scholarships. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Financial Aid page.
- Computer Information Technologist
- Network systems administrator
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Computer Support Specialist
Job Outlook (Florida)
Statewide, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FLDEO) predicts 6.8% job growth in Computer User Support Specialists through 2023. This includes all 67 of Florida's counties.
In Central Florida, FLDEO predicts a 22.2% growth rate in Computer User Support Specialists through 2029. For this data, Central Florida includes Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter Counties.
Salary Data (Florida)
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 wage data, the median salary for Computer User Support Specialists is $47,240 in Central Florida. Across Florida, the median salary is $47,490. For this data, Central Florida includes Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties.
The IoT Internship program was developed in such a manner that it further supports students in the CIT program through the use and application of advanced and cutting-edge network device technologies.
The mission of the Computer Information Technology program is to prepare students for a successful career as IT professionals.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the A.S. Computer Information Technology program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Apply specific information technology skills to resolve technology issues.
- Demonstrate appropriate troubleshooting skills in support of technology end-users.
- Apply specific project management skills to develop IT systems and services.
- Employ appropriate database development standards to design and build efficient database systems.
- Analyze current topics in information technology.
Associate Dean of Workforce Development and acting Program Manager for CIT, Dr. Sargent joined LSSC in 2014 as an instructor. He started his IT career at Middlebury College as a lab manager and helpdesk support technician. He later worked for the USDA in tech support, then at the University of Maryland for nearly 14 years as a network administrator and project manager. Dr. Sargent also holds an MS in Information Technology and an MBA.
The State of Florida requires students entering a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution to demonstrate competency in civic literacy by the time they graduate, pursuant to s. 1007.25(5), Florida Statutes. Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, newly enrolled students must demonstrate competency through completion of a civic literacy course and by achieving a passing score on the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE).