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Curriculum Overview of the revised CIT program

CIT Program mission:

The Computer & Information Technology Program (CIT) is committed to providing a broad range of information technology skills (hardware and software) designed to meet student aspirations and the needs of the business community. This program endeavors to help students attain their highest educational goals and to provide them a firm foundation in IT practices and a firm value based foundation for lifelong learning and a career in information technology.

CIT Program objectives / goals:

The Associate Degree in Computer & Information Technology has the following educational goals:

  1. To prepare graduates that can take entry-level positions in an information technology field and able to pursue their higher education.

  2. To enhance graduates' ability to engage in lifelong learning.

  3. To serve the community through providing training programs and short courses.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge:
  • K1 Identify basic components of an end-user IT system.
  • K2 Recognize the main programming languages, database concepts and their compatibility in developing applications for specific business environment. 
Skills:
  • S1 Demonstrate core IT competency in programming and database application development.
  • S2 Demonstrate core IT competency in networking, client computing and user support. 
  • S3 Apply basic computer information technology and security concepts of hardware and software in a business environment. 
  • S4 Investigate, analyze, and resolve specified software and hardware problems. 
  • S5 Demonstrate oral and written communication skills effectively. 
Values:
  • V1 Demonstrate effective teamwork skills.
  • V2 Demonstrate ethical behavior and awareness to legal issue to achieve organizational goal.
  • V3 Demonstrate life-long learning with professional growth.

ATTRIBUTES:

SN

Attributes

Learning Outcomes

1

Effective Communicator Demonstrate oral and written communication skills effectively

2

Solution-Oriented Investigate, analyze, and resolve specified software and hardware problems.

3

Professionally and Socially Responsible Work collaboratively and ethically to achieve organizational goals and demonstrate life-long learning with professional growth and awareness of legal issues

4

Positively Interactive Work collaboratively and ethically to achieve organizational goals and demonstrate life-long learning with professional growth and awareness of legal issues

5

Self-Learner Work collaboratively and ethically to achieve organizational goals and demonstrate life-long learning with professional growth and awareness of legal issues

Professional Occupations:

After completing the program, students may take up any Computer & Information Technology occupation such as:

  • Computer Application Programmer

  • Database Administrator

  • Web developer

  • Network Administrator

  • Network security penetration tester

  • Information Security/Cybersecurity

  • Computer Forensics

  • Server Administrator

  • Assistant computer engineer

  • IT technician

  • Technical support executive

Program Faculty:

Name

Email@dcc.kfupm.edu.sa

Location

Tariq Aziz
Lecturer/ Program Coordinator
taziz C-273-1
Hani Al-Mohair
Lecturer
hanik C-273-4
Rashid A. Khan
Lecturer
rashidk C-273-3
Syed Noaman Ali
Lecturer / IT Manager
syedali C-287
Ovais Khan
Instructor / Registrar (Acting)
ovais B-139
Khawaja Shahzada Shahid
Lecturer/ IT Support
shahzada C-268
Kaf, Hasan
Lecturer / Webmaster
kaf C-273-2

Curriculum Overview:

The objectives of the Associate Degree in Computer & Information Technology are achieved through a curriculum made up of courses in the following four areas:

(a) General education requirement (13 Credits)

ENGL 101 English Composition I (3-0-3)
ENGL 102 English Composition II (3-0-3)
IAS 111 Belief and its Consequences (2-0-2)
IAS 201 Objective Writing (2-0-2)
MATH 115 Finite Mathematics (3-0-3)
    13

(b) Core requirement (46 Credits)

CIT 111 Introduction to Information Systems (2-3-3)
CIT 112 Web Authoring and Design I (2-3-3)
CIT 113 Introduction to Operating System (2-3-3)
CIT 127 Introduction to Computer Maintenance (2-3-3)
CIT 122 Introduction to Database Management (2-3-3)
CIT 123 Introduction to Networking (2-3-3)
CIT 124 Introduction to Information Security (1-3-2)
CIT 125 Programming I (2-3-3)
CIT 142 Introduction to Computer Applications (2-3-3)
CIT 199 Summer Internship (0-0-3)
CIT 215 Programming II (2-3-3)
CIT 216 Web Authoring and Design II (2-3-3)
CIT 223 Mobile Application Development (2-3-3)
CIT 225 Network Security and Penetration Testing (2-3-3)
BA 200 Business Communication (3-0-3)
CIT 270 Capstone Project (0-4-2)
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(c) CIT elective course (6 Credits)

IT User Support

 
CIT 222 Server Administration (2-3-3)
CIT 227 Introduction to Linux (2-3-3)

Application Development and Database Management

 
CIT 224 Database Administration (2-3-3)
CIT 226 Data Integrity and Security (2-2-3)

Network and Security

 
CIT 214 Introduction to Cloud computing (2-3-3)
CIT 218 Computer Forensics and Investigations (2-3-3)
CIT 249 Special Topics (2-3-3)

ERP Elective

 
CIT 243 Introduction to ERP (2-3-3)
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(d) CIT Elective (for other Programs)

CIT 112 Web Authoring and Design I (2-3-3)
CIT 243 Introduction to ERP (2-2-3)
   

(e) Other Electives: 3 Credits (for CIT Program)

ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting I (2-2-3)
MKT 101 Principles of Marketing (3-0-3)
MGT 101 Principles of Management (3-0-3)
ACCT 252 Managerial Accounting (3-0-3)
BA 101 Introduction to Business (3-0-3)
BA 120 Introduction to Sales (3-0-3)
BA 150 Human Relations and Psychology (3-0-3)
BA 221 Business Law (3-0-3)
    3
   
Total number of credit hours required is 68

Students are required to take one elective course from the BA electives.


 
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