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LIT Program Description

The Program 

Libraries and learning resource centers are critical components of the information age.  Special training is needed in order to organize and retrieve information.  Out of this need has come the occupational area of the library/media technician.

This program provides training in skills, attitudes, and knowledge leading to a Library Technical Assistant Certificate which can be applied in many occupational areas.  In order to earn a certificate, students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each of the program courses.  A certificate of achievement will be awarded to the student upon successful completion of the program.  For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please: Click here for Certificate Disclosure information.

Courses Required for a Certificate of Achievement or an A.S. Degree Major (click on link for course descriptions)

Required Courses

Course (Usually) Offered Description Units

LT 100

Fall Intro. to Libraries & Information Services 3

LT 110

Spring Library Operational Skills/Technical Services 3

LT 115

Fall Library Operational Skills/Public Services 3

LT 120

Fall Information Sources & Services/Reference 3
LT 125 Fall and Spring Developing Information Literacy Skills 1

LT 130

Spring Library Media & Technology 3

LT 140

Spring Library Services for Children and Young Adults 3

CSIT 105 OR CSIT 120/R CSIS 120

Contact CSIT/CSIS Departments

Computer Concepts and Applications OR Computer Applications

ENG 100 (4 units) OR BUS 125 (3 units) Contact ENG/BUS Departments English Composition or Business English 4/3
Total Units: 25-26

Aptitudes Needed: 
No special entrance tests are required.  Persons interested in the program should enjoy learning and providing service to users of information.