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Degree Offerings

Minors

Computer Information Systems Minor

The Computer Information System 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.

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Computer Networking Minor

The Computer Networking minor is designed to allow students in other disciplines as well as computer information students to earn a credential to show that they have taken a concentration of networking classes that range from basic concepts to network management, background in network protocols, advanced networking skills, and security principles.

The need for networks is increasing as more and more business get connected or update technology. The networking industry needs skilled workers that understand networking concepts and how to apply them to the job. To work as a network analyst/administrator a student would need a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related discipline with a concentration in networking or the ability to demonstrate that he/she has taken more than a few basic networking courses.

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Cyber Forensics Minor

The goal of computer forensics is to perform a structured investigation while maintaining a documented chain of evidence to find out exactly what happened on a computing device and who was responsible for it. The Computer Forensics minor focuses on the use of the most popular forensics tools and provides specific guidance on dealing with civil and criminal matters relating to the law and technology, including
discussions on how to manage a digital forensics operation in today’s business environment.

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Cyber Security Minor

The Cyber Security minor is designed to allow students in other disciplines as well as computer information system students to earn a credential in the information security area, which will enhance their marketability as security skills are essential in protecting sensitive information and securing organizational assets.

Personnel trained in information security are needed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information resources and the infrastructure that enables the sharing of information.

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Web Applications Minor

The Web Design and Development minor is the best choice for students in other disciplines who want to advance their career options by learning marketable Web development and graphic design skills. More and more businesses, value employees that understand the process of developing and maintaining a Web and social media presence. Increase marketability as you add contemporary skill sets with hands-on training in the most popular open-source technologies.

This minor combines the theoretical concepts with the hands-on skills you’ll need to design, develop, and maintain a Web presence.

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Certificates

Health Informatics Certificate

The Health Informatics Certificate is a 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 previous healthcare experience or students in a healthcare program with no previous technology training to apply for positions that require an understanding of both IT and the healthcare field.

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

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Cyber Forensics Certificate

The goal of computer forensics is to perform a structured investigation while maintaining a documented chain of evidence to find out exactly what happened on a computing device and who was responsible for it. The Computer Forensics certificate focuses on the use of the most popular forensics tools and provides specific guidance on dealing with civil and criminal matters relating to the law and technology, including
discussions on how to manage a digital forensics operation in today’s business environment.

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Cyber Security Certificate

The Cyber Security Certificate is a program designed to help prepare individuals for the challenging world of information security. IT systems are increasingly under attack from a broad range of threats, and the impact from attacks are significant. Failure to properly protect an organization can cause significant loss of revenue, customers, jobs, as well as possibly forcing an organization to go out of business. The certificate in Information Systems Security will allow students to acquire and apply various methods, tools, technologies, and processes to help secure an organization.

The certificate coursework will help prepare students for positions in information assurance and information security analysts. Personnel trained in information security are needed to project the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information resources and the infrastructure that enables the sharing of information.

The courses required for the certificate integrate information security topics with computer information systems.

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Web Development Certificate

Add contemporary skill sets to your Web development toolbox with hands-on training in the most popular open-source technologies. Complete your Web Design Certificate on a flexible schedule completely online.

  • Design, develop, and maintain Web sites using scripting languages or Web authoring tools and content management systems
  • Create graphic design elements such as text effects, badges, icons, logos, buttons, animated images, banners, and menus
  • Write effective Web page content
  • Build e-commerce sites with a gateway interface and shopping cart
  • Apply effective social media strategies
  • Increase site visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) policies
  • Perform Web usability testing
  • Secure Web applications and social media
  • Prepare a pricing matrix for Web development services

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Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems will be prepared for careers as programmer/analysts, network administrators, information system developers, and information technology managers.

Graduates will have the following IS skills and related knowledge:

  • Individual and team/interpersonal skills.
    • Personal and interpersonal communication.
    • Legal and ethical aspects of information systems.
  • Systems analysis and design.
    • Approaches to systems development.
    • Information and business systems analysis.
    • Systems development tools and techniques.
  • Software/web development.
    • Advanced programming languages.
    • Systems implementation.
    • Computer technology and science.
  • Business fundamentals.
    • Organizational theory.
    • Accounting principles.
  • Database.
    • Database theory and practice.
  • Project management.
    • Project management theory and practice.
  • Systems integration.
    • IS management.
    • Telecommunications and networks.
  • Mathematics.
    • Analytical and critical thinking.
    • Problem solving/algorithms/proofs.
  • Security.
    • Information systems security.