Computer Information Technology


The CIT program at TCAT Elizabethton starts training in copper and fiber optic cabling each student will earn a Greenlee Certification in each. The 3D printing is a class on the basics using Dremel 3D printers. Computer Fundamentals & MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) and Nida are self-study courses. A+, Network+, and Security+ are a suite of CompTIA Certification prep courses to prepare the students to be entry level computer field service technician. The last trimester is an elective of the student’s choice; MCSA, Ethical Hacking etc.



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,457.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $786.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Personal Computer Operator216Certificate
Technical Support Specialist642Certificate
Information Technology Network Support Specialist1080Certificate
Information Technology Security Specialist1296Certificate
Information Technology System Support Specialist1728Certificate
Information Technology Systems Coordinator2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Job Duties

Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 1,650

Current job openings per year: 190


First Trimester: 
Orientation and Safety
Technology Foundations
Greenlee VDV (copper) and Fiber Optic
Dremel 3D Idea Builder (3D printing)
Introduction to Electricity (NIDA)
Computer Fundamentals
MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
Second Trimester: 
A+ Certification Preparation
Third Trimester: 
Networking+ Certification Preparation
Fourth Trimester: 
Security+ Certification Preparation


CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Security+
Dremel 3D Idea Builder (3D printing)
Greenlee Voice, Data, Video Test and Termination (copper cabling)
Greenlee Fiber Preparation and Termination
Greenlee Fiber Testing and Troubleshooting
Greenlee OTDR (Optical Time-domain Reflectometer)
Microsoft Office User Specialist

Books and Supplies Lists


Brandon Franklin

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