COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
With the explosion of the Internet and a growing dependency on information systems and digital networks in all career fields, computer competency is in high demand. The computer information systems program prepares students with the organizational and technical abilities needed for professional information systems positions in contemporary organizations. Students learn to assess business needs and develop appropriate solutions using various computer platforms. Computer environments range from desktop hardware and software, to local area networks, enterprise systems, object-oriented programming, and internet-based technologies. Graduates typically go into positions such as systems analysts, applications programmers, web developers, network administrators, technical support, and systems consultants.
A Computer Information Systems Option is available at both the undergraduate and the masters levels.
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Undergraduate Program Objectives
Students completing the undergraduate program should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of problem-solving and analytical reasoning within the context of information systems.
- Understand and appreciate the strategic importance of information systems and the role they play in organizational performance.
- Apply concepts and processes of computer information systems analysis, design, development, and implementation in “real world” environments.
- Demonstrate a mastery of fundamental database concepts and technologies for the design, implementation, and management of information resources.
- Design, code, and successfully execute a business solution using a modern programming language.
- Understand the fundamentals of telecommunications, networking and muti-user distributed platforms in business environments.
- Model organizational processes and functions (such as accounting, sales, distribution, and production) as a foundation for designing IS solutions.
- Apply standard project management methodology to work with a team of peers in successfully planning, executing and managing a project for a business client.
- Design and implement a web-based information systems solution based upon an understanding of e-business considerations.
- State of the art computer laboratories and networks.
- Internships, cooperative work experience, and part-time job opportunities.
- Active student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) for involvement in extracurricular activities.
- Preparation for Microsoft Professional Certifications.
- Preparation for careers as systems analysts, application programmers, and systems consultants.
Contact: Dr. Scott Wymer, Assistant Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org