The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (BSCIS) is designed for students to enter Information Technology fields where certification of knowledge level is commonly considered in hiring and promotion decisions. The program integrates technical skills with communication skills, general education knowledge and breadth of knowledge in the computer information technology field.
After completion of the degree program, students will, depending on the selected areas of concentrations, be able to pursue professional certifications, such as, CompTIA A+ Certification, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) and Certified Professional (OCP), and Cisco (Entry, Associate, and Professional) Certification.
The CIS degree program offers three (3) areas of concentrations consisting of Network Technology & Administration (NTA), Web Development & Administration (WDA), Database Technology and Administration (DTA).
Concentration in Networking Technology and Administration (NTA)
This concentration focuses on the design, installation, and administration of Network Systems. Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, Wireless Networks, Network Technology, and Network Security are studied. Students develop hands-on experience on network systems using hardware and software commonly used in the IT industry.
Concentration in Web Development and Administration (WDA)
This concentration focuses on Web development based on existing and emerging web technologies, including server-side databases, programming, web applications, Web services, and enterprise Web development. Topics also include web-based interfaces, online supply chain management, e-commerce tools and techniques, client and server security, social networks, and Website commercialization.
Concentration in Database Technology and Administration (DTA)
This concentration focuses on the installation, development, and administration of database applications in the business environment. The student develops hands-on experience in the administration and development of database applications from desktop databases to the enterprise level database technology.
Program Educational Objectives
The Computer Information Systems program will produce graduates who, within a few years of graduation will:
- Engage and provide leadership in analytical problem-solving in the computer information of end-users by applying troubleshooting methodologies.
- Apply and communicate information systems knowledge and practices effectively and professionally and engage in lifelong learning experiences; and
- Demonstrate strong ethical decision-making and a commitment to service to society by applying relevant policies and procedures to effectively secure and monitor computer systems using effective workforce skills, best practices, and ethical principles. And to the Information Systems profession.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLO)
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing, information systems, and mathematics.
- An ability to analyze an interdisciplinary IS related problem, identify and define the computing and information systems requirements appropriate to its solution.
- An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
- An ability to function effectively in teams to create a project plan to accomplish a common goal.
- An understanding of professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society, including ethical, legal, security and global policy issues.
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
- An ability to understand the processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.
Admission to the Program
Admission is through a formal declaration of major. A student is admitted to the upper division computer information systems major after successful completion of CIS 210 and ITM 200 and the general education program.