The Computer and Information Systems program is designed around a core curriculum and three distinct options. The program’s core provides an introduction to computer concepts, software applications, operating systems, networking, database, computer servicing, internet, math, human relations, and writing. Graduates work in information technology for a wide variety of commercial businesses, education, federal/state/local governments, e-commerce, publishing, and real estate. Careers typically include positions such as personal computer technician, desktop support, network administrator, web developer, draftsperson, database administrator, system administrator, and related managerial and administrative roles.
The Networking and Cybersecurity option prepares students for entry-level positions in network administration and network security. Students who have completed the option will have the ability to design, create, manage, secure, and maintain computer networks for small businesses. Courses cover both hardware and software and closely follow major industry certification requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to plan, execute, and manage the most current version of both the Windows Server and Windows client operating systems for small to mid-sized businesses.
- Develop Cisco solutions for use in routing, analyzing, and securing data over local, wide, and wireless networks.
- Demonstrate currency in information technology knowledge and skills through continuous education and research.
- Apply best practices in the acquisition and use of hardware and software for targeted scenarios.
- Implement and secure small to medium-sized networks.
Core courses are all offered two to three quarters each academic year. All option courses are offered one to two quarters an academic year. Planning ahead is important. Students may take non-program support courses any term to build skills related to prerequisites.
This degree is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferable to public or private baccalaureate institutions.