The Computer 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 Web Development option prepares students for a career as a web developer or website administrator. These professionals are responsible for creating standards-based websites and web/database applications. In addition to programming skills in common markup, scripting, and SQL languages, these professions require project management and communication skills.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Construct websites that demonstrate best practices for function, design, and usability.
- Integrate functional client-side programs within a website.
- Develop effective server-side programs.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with clients, customers, and coworkers about web development topics.
Planning is important. Most option courses are offered once per academic year and many need to be taken in sequence. Some core classes are offered once every two years. Students may take non-program support courses any term to build skills related to prerequisites.
This program 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.