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Degree Offered: B.A.
Offered on the Augusta and Bangor campuses


 

Post Baccalaureate in Computer Information Systems

The Post Baccalaureate in Computer Information Systems is a bachelor's degree available to students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in another academic field. It is designed to meet the needs of those who originally prepared in another discipline, but who now want a degree that will support a career in information science (IS) and/or technology (IT).  This is an ideal option for those students who want to make a career change or to learn contemporary computing skills to meet the changing IT demands of their current position.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems is an applied computing degree whose graduates will be prepared for jobs as programmers, information system developers, and information technology managers. Based on national contemporary information systems curriculum (IS '2002/IS2010'), the UMA curriculum provides a core of computer science and discrete mathematics, hardware and operating systems, networking, management information systems, information systems modeling, database design, application development, management of information technology, and the impact of computing on culture.

The program offers an internship component to provide real-world work experience desired by employers for students without previous information technology experience.

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Minor in Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems minor is designed to allow students in other disciplines to earn a credential in the information technology area, which will enhance their marketability as technology skills are required in almost any career field.

 The Minor in Computer Information Systems is an 18-credit hour concentration with five required courses:

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Networking Concepts
  • Web Applications
  • Programming Elective
  • Systems Analysis
  • and two upper-level technology electives, which allows the student to focus in a specific IT area.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems is an applied computing degree whose graduates will be prepared for jobs as programmers, network administrators, information system developers, and information technology managers.

The degree will help meet the growing demand for information technology professionals in Central Maine and beyond. Based on the national contemporary information systems curriculum (IS '2002/IS2010'), the UMA curriculum provides a core of computer science and discrete mathematics, hardware and operating systems, networking, management information systems, information systems modeling, database design, applications development, management of information technology, and the impact of computing. Core foundation courses are complemented by over twenty electives. The object-oriented paradigm and networked applications are emphasized across the curriculum, as are listening skills, oral and written, presentations, and teamwork.

The program requires an internship experience to provide real-world work experience desired by employers for students without previous information technology experience.

 

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Certificate in Health Informatics

The Health Informatics Certificate is a 31-credit hour program designed to help health information managers leverage information technology in the healthcare field. As information technology becomes integrated with the delivery of healthcare options, there is an increased demand for health care professionals to manage electronic medical records.

The certificate coursework will prepare students in an information technology program with no healthcare experience or students in a healthcare program with no technology training to apply for positions that require an understanding of both IT and the healthcare environment.

The courses required for the certificate integrate medical information and technology training:

·       Introduction to Biology
·       Elementary Statistics
·       Introduction to Computer Science
·       Introduction to Health Informatics
·       Systems Analysis
·       Database Design and Management/Oracle
·       Geographical Information Systems
·       Data Mining
·       Advanced Health Informatics
·       Approved BIO or CIS course


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Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems

The Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems degree (CIS) is modeled after nationally developed curriculum guidelines. The program is accessible to both full and part-time students, offering skills development for those presently employed in the field and those seeking to enter the field for the first time. The curriculum provides courses in hardware, operating systems, networking, programming applications development, web application design, and information systems.

The degree offers an optional internship experience designed to provide the student with practical, hands-on experience in the information technology area that the student has selected.

Students completing the degree will be equipped to become entry-level programmers, network administrators, or Web application specialists. Students completing the associate of science degree will be prepared to transfer to a baccalaureate program in business administration or computer information systems and may transfer some courses toward a baccalaureate in computer science.

 

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