About Computer Networking and Information Technology

The Computer Networking and Information Technology Program provides you with a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and hands-on experience with the core areas of computer networking and information technology.

The topics covered in this major include computer hardware, computer network administration, network security and the basics of and Internet and web development. The options offered are:

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Computer Networking and Information Technology can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Network Administration
  • Computer Technical Support
  • Front End Web Developer
  • Security Specialist
  • IoT Designer
  • Cloud Engineer

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started.

You can also explore the different degrees and certificates offered by CNIT at the CNIT Catalog Listing and if you have any doubts on how to personalize a plan for you, you should talk to a counselor or to the CNIT Department Chair.

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CNIT 103 Computer Hardware 3  
CNIT 131 Internet Basics and Beginning HTML 3  
ENGL 1A + AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  
CCSF Area D Social and Behavioral Sciences 3  

Total Units: 13-15 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CNIT 106 or 201C Major Requirement Elective 3  
CCSF Math Requirement See Counselor 3-5  
CCSF Area E Humanities 3 Recommended: MAKR 100
CCSF Area H Ethnic Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, or LGBTQ Studies 3  
CCSF Area F United States History & Government 3  

Total Units: 15-17 

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CNIT 120 Network Security or Operating Systems Technologies 3  
CCSF Area C Natural Sciences 3-4  
CCSF Area D Social and Behavioral Sciences 3  
CCSF Area G1 Health Knowledge 2  
CCSF Area G2 Physical Skills 1  
Major Requirement Elective (Series 1,2,3,4,5 or 6) See Counselor 3  
Degree Applicable See Counselor 1  

Total Units: 16-17

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
Major Requirement Elective (Continue Series Selected Previously) See Counselor 3  
Major Requirement Elective (Continue Series Selected Previously) See Counselor 3-4  
Degree Applicable See Counselor 3  
Degree Applicable See Counselor 3  
Degree Applicable See Counselor 4  

Total Units: 16-17

Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities.

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.