With all of our course offerings available through a variety of distance modalities, CIS focuses on bringing the education to you!

Computer Information Systems at UMA

You can earn an associate, bachelor, or post-baccalaureate credential in Computer Information Systems by enrolling in the Computer Information Systems (CIS) 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.

A required internship experience for the bachelor’s degree extends the boundaries of academia by providing the practical dimension of real-world work experience directly related to the computer information systems field.

The CIS program has established partnerships with local businesses and works closely with Project>Login, “a campaign to expand the network of computing and IT professionals in Maine through education, information, and internships.”

Since information systems are an integral part of every business enterprise, students who can provide innovative solutions to corporate challenges are in high demand.

Here are some other critical skills you’ll acquire:

Technical

  • Designing web pages
  • Maintaining databases
  • Using spreadsheet applications
  • Using Integrated Development Applications
  • Writing computer programs

Communication

  • Writing instructions
  • Creating graphs/charts
  • Writing documentation
  • Creating reports
  • Using technical vocabulary
  • Assessing needs

Analytical

  • Thinking logically
  • Performing calculations
  • Solving quantitative problems
  • Understanding complex problems
  • Evaluating software/systems

Organization

  • Categorizing data
  • Managing databases
  • Defining a problem
  • Coordinating tasks
  • Setting priorities
  • Providing accuracy