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Program History

The Information Technology Program began as the Network Administration Program at Blinn College in the Fall of 1996. The program was originally housed at the "Post Office Annex" of Blinn College's Bryan campus. The program was relocated to the Townshire Building in January of 1997 and relocated again to the Villa Maria site in August 2000.

A second full-time instructor was added to the program for the Fall 2000 semester. In December 2003 the program was the first at Blinn College to receive the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Excellence Award. Some of the program courses were designated as Service Learning eligible in 2006.

In 2008 articulations were signed with Texas A & M University - College Station, College of Education and Human Development, Technology Management Program; and with College Station's A&M Consolidated High School's Career & Technology Department. In 2011 an articulation was inked with Giddings High School. In 2012 The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology (BAS-IT) at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in the School of Science and Computer Engineering (SCE) signed its articulation with CIT.

In mid 2014 the program's certificates were revised. Old to new IT Certificates' Crosswalks are found here to guide students in course selection. The articulation with Texas A & M University - College Station expired.

In the Fall of 2016 many of the program's courses were revised to conform to state requirements for block scheduling. The changes reduced all courses to three credit hours (three lecture and one lab). Also the Web Specialist Certificate was retired. This is the Gainful Employment Chart for the Web Specialist Certificate.

Course content, course offerings and program content are constantly being updated in order to present the latest in computer and network technology. This table shows the course history.

A majority of our graduates are employed by small and medium sized companies. This requires a very broad knowledge of the network computing environment. One former student commented: "I used every course I took in the first six months after graduation."

Program Coordinator

  • Fred Seals 1996-2004
  • Dustin Hill 2004-2006
  • Jeff Wythe 2006-2007
  • Robert Nelson 2007-2017

Robert Nelson was 2011 Teaching Excellence Award winner!

2009 Information Technology Video

Original Information Technology Video

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Page maintained by: Robert Nelson
Page Last Updated: May 25, 2017