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Computer Information Systems

Business and Industrial Studies Guided Pathway Division

The program is intended for students interested in information systems and can lead to career opportunities as software specialists, web programmers, database developers, systems analysts, or network administrators. A variety of courses will enable students to learn project management, perform systems analysis and design, create business software including websites, desktop applications, mobile apps, manage business data using spreadsheets and databases, implement cybersecurity measures, handle help desk incident reports, and install and maintain small and large LANs (local area networks). Students will demonstrate their proficiency through performance in laboratory exercises and objective examinations. Program assessment is measured by program completion and periodic program review.

Program Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the degree or certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Explain ethical, legal, and societal implications inherent in information technology and understand the professional responsibilities of a computer professional.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in common industry software applications, cyber applications, and Network security to effectively analyze business problems and communicate decisions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use computer information concepts and critical thinking skills to analyze business problems, and design, develop and implement appropriate software solutions, using a variety of software tools and computer languages.

Certificate of Achievement:

Computer Systems Applications

The Computer Systems Applications certificate of achievement is intended for students interested in information systems, and can lead to career opportunities as software specialists, web programmers, database developers, systems analysts or network administrators. The variety of courses will enable students to learn project management, perform systems analysis and design, create business software including websites, desktop applications, mobile apps, manage business data using spreadsheets and databases, implement cybersecurity measures, handle help desk incident reports, and install and maintain small and large LANs (local area networks). Students will demonstrate their proficiency through performance in laboratory exercises and objective examinations. Program assessment is measured by program completion and periodic program review.


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