Computer Information Technology


The industries relating to the installation, operation, support, and securing of computer and network information systems are ever-expanding and challenging fields that offer a wide variety of  vocational opportunities to those individuals pursuing a career in this occupational area. In order to prepare students for an entry-level position in these occupations, the Computer Information Technology program has been developed to provide academic, hands-on, and valuable real-world training with the fundamental skill sets essential to those who strive to become a professional in the computer and network information systems industries. 

The fifth trimester students select which diploma track they wish to study: Track 1 Network Security and Cyber Defense Support Specialist, Track 2 Network Infrastructure Support Specialist, Track 3 Enterprise Services Support Specialist, or Track 4 Cloud Services Support Specialist.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,865.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,968.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Personal Computer Operator342Certificate
Technical Support Specialist864Certificate
IT Network Support Specialist1296Certificate
IT System Support Specialist1728Diploma
Elective - Network Security and Cyber Defense Support Specialist2160Diploma
Elective - Network Infrastructure Support Specialist2160Diploma
Elective - Enterprise Services Support Specialist2160Diploma
Elective - Cloud Services Support Specialist2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Ripley Branch Campus
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, TN 38063
Covington Branch Campus
1600 U.S. Highway 51 South
Covington, TN 38019
Main Campus
340 Washington St
Newbern, TN 38059


First Trimester: 
Orientation and Safety
IT Foundations
Introduction to Applications
Intro to Operating Systems
IT Help Desk Support Foundations
Worker Characteristic
Second Trimester: 
Computer Support Foundations (Based on current CompTIA Core 1101/1102 Exams)
Worker Characteristic
Third Trimester: 
Networking Foundations (Based on current CompTIA Network+ Exam)
Networking Infrastructure Foundations
Worker Characteristic
Fourth Trimester: 
IT Security Foundations (Based on current CompTIA Security+ Exam)
Cloud Foundations
Worker Characteristic
Fifth Trimester: 
Track 1: Network Security and Cyber Defense Support Specialist - Network Defense Foundations
Track 1: Network Security and Cyber Defense Support Specialist - Network Penetration Foundations
Track 2: Network Infrastructure Support Specialist - Routing and Switching Foundations
Track 3: Enterprise Services Support Specialist - Enterprise Services Foundations
Track 3: Enterprise Services Support Specialist - Enterprise Client Foundations
Track 4: Cloud Services Support Specialist - Enterprise Cloud Services Foundations
Worker Characteristic


CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA PenTest+
CompTIA Cloud+
CompTIA Server+
Microsoft Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
AWS Certified Solutions Architect

Books and Supplies Lists


Daniel Taylor, M.S. Ed.
Patricia Avent
Patricia Avent, B.S.
Jeanie Payment, TCAT Diploma

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