Do you like the idea of working with computers? Does developing and managing business computer applications, management information systems, databases, and computer networks interest you? As technology advances, the need for competent computer professionals may also increase. The Computer Information Systems program can equip you with the valuable skills to complete essential operating and programming tasks.
The comprehensive computer courses are built around real-world experience, with classes providing current and relevant instruction on computer applications. The curriculum is designed to enhance job skills and improve opportunities for career advancement.
The Computer Information Science program includes instruction on the following:
- Principles of accounting
- Computer applications
- Database concepts and applications
- Microcomputer operating systems
- Systems administration
- Desktop publishing
- Computer programming
You can learn skills that enable you to oversee the operation of computer hardware systems, including mainframes, minicomputers, or networks of personal computers. You can also be educated to anticipate problems and take preventive action, as well as solve problems that occur during operations.
Opportunities may be best for graduates with a formal computer-related education, a familiarity with a variety of operating systems, and up-to-date knowledge of the latest technology. The areas of network operation, user support and database management provide excellent prospects for employment.
Some career opportunities include:
- Computer operator
- Computer programmer
- Network administrator
The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Science also offers graduates special training in the development, analysis, and design of computer information systems and database management systems. The program focuses on concepts, principles, goals, functions, and management of information driven business organizations, stressing the development of business applications through the use of computer languages.
Advanced courses in programming languages provide students with better insight into computer programming. Employment in this field is expected to grow much faster than average in the next several years.