Be the Bridge Between Technology and People
Gain a hands-on understanding of systems — technical and personal. Be equipped to use information technology to solve business problems. Enable communication between computer systems and lead collaboration among the people operating them.
Be Prepared for the Future
PLNU offers a convenient format tailored to accommodate your work and life commitments. Through courses on hardware, networking, security, programming, database design, and more, you will be prepared for the professional world. Build your resume by taking at least three IT certification tests before you graduate.
Build Relationships with Expert Faculty
Learn from seasoned professors who want to see you succeed — academically, professionally, and personally. Their knowledge and support will ensure you make the connections needed to align your work with your calling.
Certify your Specialized Career
In addition, PLNU’s computer information technology degree will ensure your professional readiness by preparing you for the following certifications:
CompTIA IT Fundamentals
This test certifies basic IT knowledge and serves as a stepping stone to more advanced certifications, such as Security+ or Network+.
This certification validates knowledge of the hardware and software most commonly used in business and certifies the skills needed to support complex IT infrastructures.
CompTIA Project +
This test certifies the knowledge and skills involved in professional project management. It validates the ability to initiate, manage, and support project and business initiatives.
CompTIA Network +
This certification validates the knowledge and skills needed to design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot wired and wireless devices.
CompTIA Security +
This certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management — knowledge and skills needed to enter an IT security career.
Concentration in Cyber Security
This concentration is available for MiraCosta College and Grossmont College students looking to supplement their A.S. in Cyber Security with a specialized bachelor's degree. Prerequisite credit is required from the following introductory courses:
- A+ Preparation
- Cyber Security Analyst
- Ethical Hacking or Penetration Testing
"The B.A. in Computer Information Technology blends traditional classroom instruction with practical technical training activities. The program focuses on the core IT subjects of hardware, networking, security, database technologies, web technologies, and programming, with an emphasis on preparing students for some of the most popular professional IT certifications in the industry."
Michael Leih, Ph.D.