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You can earn an associate, bachelor, or post-baccalaureate credential in Computer Information Systems by enrolling in the Computer Information Systems program. Take core courses that provide hands-on application in hardware and operating systems, networking and security, systems analysis, database design, applications development, or Web design and development and select from over twenty information technology electives that are specifically designed to further your career goals.
The associate degree program meets the needs of both full and part-time students who need to update their technology skills. This 33-credit degree option is specifically designed for those who are presently employed in the field and broaden the career options for those seeking to enter the field for the first time. You will gain practical experience in a selected information technology area while developing essential workplace skills. With your associate degree in hand, you will be ready to launch your career in an entry-level position in programming, networking, database, or Web design or transfer your technology credits to the baccalaureate-degree program.
The bachelor's program is an applied technology degree that is focused on preparing students to enter the job market as administrators and managers. Recent graduates have landed exciting careers in software systems development, network and security administration, database management, systems analysis, or e-commerce. Before you step into the competitive job market, participate in a required internship experience in an IT-based business and gain real-world knowledge that will prepare you to succeed in the rapidly-expanding technology sector.
If you already have a degree in another discipline but find you lack technology skills, enroll in the Post Baccalaureate in Computer information Systems. With an additional 45 credits in computer-related classes, students who originally prepared in another discipline and are seeking credentials to support a career in information technology (IT) can earn a second bachelor's.degree. All of your previous gen ed classes will transfer.
In addition to the degree options, The Computer Information Systems program offers a minor in CIS that provides non-CIS professionals with the skills to leverage IT technologies to enhance professional skillsets in another discipline. It complements any program major by adding IT competency to the knowledge base acquired in the student's major field of study.
A recently launched Certificate of Health Informatics prepares students to integrate health-related classes and computer-based classes to develop the skills required to manage electronic medical data generated and stored in health care facilities. Students may work toward this certificate while pursuing an undergraduate major in the healthcare or information technology field.