Center for Computer and Information Technology

About the Center for Computer and Information Technology

Murray State University received funding in 1998 for a Program of Distinction in telecommunications, using resources made available through the Regional University Excellence Trust fund. Specifically, a Center for Telecommunications Systems Management (CTSM) was established through which the University is to address regional and national public and private sector needs.   As technology has evolved, so has Murray State's approach to technology education.  As of June 2019, CTSM has changed its name to the Center for Computer and Information Technology (CCIT) and expanded its focus to support all aspects of computer and information technology education at Murray State University.

CIT Focus Areas at Murray State University

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Computer Science

The computer science program explores techniques to make hardware devices (computers, robots etc) perform tasks they've never done before, but were always capable. These may be new ways of representing or transferring data from one source to another, fitting more data in less space, encrypting data etc.

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Computer Information Systems

The computer information systems (CIS) program will produce business computing professionals who can use their soft skills together with the knowledge in business, computing, and data analytics to help organizations improve their performance.  The CIS program is internationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB International.

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The Cybersecurity is a program in which students learn to identify and counter cyber threats against information systems, computers, mobile phones, networks and data. Cyber security is the most in-demand and highest paying specialty within the Information Technology (IT) career field.  Murray State's Cybersecurity program has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. 

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Data Analytics

Data Analytics is useful for those wanting to get a general understanding of the now-popular "Data Science" career path. The choice of courses gives students a sense of preparation needed for a more thorough immersion in Data Science. The knowledge domains span Computer Science, Statistics, Business and Information Systems.

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Game Development

The game development program covers technical areas in game programming languages in addition to focusing on learning the necessary design skills in animation and illustration, computer graphics, computer science and creative writing. As students make their way through the certificate program, they will encounter opportunities to create two- and three-dimensional graphics to bring their games and stories to life.

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Network and Systems Administration

Network and Systems Administration track prepares students for a career in the administration of enterprise Information Technology (IT) systems, including servers, networks, storage, database and end-user systems, to help fulfill corporate missions. Students will be able to plan, procure, install, upgrade, configure, maintain and operate information and communication technology resources reliably and securely to meet business objectives.

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Telecommunications Systems Management

The Internet, networks, information technology and modern telecommunications systems connect our world. Broaden your understanding of these systems through the graduate-level telecommunications systems management program at Murray State. The program combines both technical and project management courses to help you understand the technologies involved — and what it takes to effectively build, upgrade or maintain modern network-based information technology.

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Wireless Communications

Wireless Communications emphasize the broad set of fundamental skills that are useful and necessary for a successful career in the wireless industry. Wireless Communications uses hands-on learning to provide the technical proficiency needed for the professional practice of engineering in the wireless industry.

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MS in Information Systems

The Masters of Science in Information Systems provides students the the information to create, organize, design, secure and manage information resources within an organization. Skills provided by the MSIS program includes systems analysis, software desgin/architecture, information management, project management, communication skills, business problem solving skills, business intelligence, interpersonal and team skills and analytical and critical thinking skills.

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MS in Telecommunications Systems Management

The Masters of Science in Telecommunications Systems Management provides graduate students with the technical, financial, and project management competencies necessary for development and implementation of successful network solutions in both the private and public sectors. Graduates will be positioned to be highly valued participants in the market as effective providers and well-informed purchasers of integrated technology applications in a wide variety of settings.

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Contact Us

Dr. Michael Ramage
Dr. Michael Ramage
CIT Director
Center for Computer and Information Technology
Industry and Technology 207
Katie Kriesky
Administrative Assistant
Center for Computer and Information Technology
Industry and Technology 207
Ms. Tamela Darnell
Tamela Darnell
West Kentucky RISE Regional Coordinator
Center for Computer and Information Technology
Industry and Technology 207D
Mr. Phil Schooley
Mr. Phil Schooley
Academic Advisor
Industry and Technology 256

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