Jan 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Information Technology

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs and Degrees


This BSIT program prepares students for careers in Information Technology such as Computer Systems Integrator, Computer Systems Manager, Information Technology Designer, Information Technology Support, Database Systems Manager, Database Systems Designer, Data Communications Analyst, Network Manager, Network Designer, Web Technology Manager and Web Technology Support.

In addition to serving CSU Channel Islands (CI) freshmen, the program provides an avenue of advancement for students with associate’s degrees in a technology discipline such as networking gained at a two-year institution (e.g.Moorpark College’s Associate in Science Degree in Computer Network Systems Engineering).

The coursework will provide a foundation in mathematics, programming, networking, databases, web systems, computer architecture and information systems. The BSIT covers the interdisciplinary ground between a BS in Computer Science and a BS in Management Information Systems, emphasizing the fastest growing segments of both: web systems, databases, and networks. This interdisciplinary program draws from both Computer Science and Management Information Systems: mathematics, science, and computer programming from Computer Science, and business organization and project management from Management Information Systems. From there it adds depth in IT Programming, Web Technology, Database Theory and Design, and Data Communications and Networking, while allowing for further depth in these or related areas such as e-Commerce, and Computer Security.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Information Technology program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills by identifying, evaluating, analyzing and presenting fundamental software solutions and their applications;
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of current computing practices and broad technology use in industry and society, including a working knowledge of software development techniques;
  • Be cognizant of emerging new technologies and industrial practices connected to the computer industry;
  • Demonstrate communication, research and cooperation skills by working effectively with others in interdisciplinary group settings - both inside and outside the classroom; and
  • Demonstrate a sense of exploration that enables them to pursue rewarding careers in high-tech and bio-tech industries with life-learning.


Michael Soltys, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
Chair, Computer Science and Information Technology Program
Bell Tower West, Room 2265
Phone (805) 437-3713 

A. Michael Berman, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
Vice President for Technology and Communication and
Chief Information Officer
Solano Hall, Room 2166
Phone (805) 437-2048

A.J. Bieszczad, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
Sierra Hall, Room 3315
(805) 437-2773

C. David Claveau, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and 
Undergraduate Advisor of Computer Science
Bell Tower West, Room 2225
(805) 437-3879

Jason Isaacs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Bell Tower West, Room 2285
(805) 437-8991

Peter Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
Bell Tower West, Room 1102
(805) 437-8882

Brian Thoms, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Bell Tower West, Room 2275
Phone (805) 437-3714

Contact Information





    Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs and Degrees