Computer Information Systems
H. Choi, S. Hunt, E. Kim, D. Kizzier,
R. McCoy, S. Nataraj, E. Regan, S. Wymer
With the explosion of the Internet and a growing dependency on information technology and digital networks in all career fields, computer competency is in high demand. The computer information systems program prepares students with the organizational and technical abilities needed for professional information technology positions in contemporary organizations. Students learn to assess business needs and develop appropriate solutions. Computer environments range from desktop hardware and software to local area networks, enterprise systems, object-oriented programming, and Internet-based technologies. Graduates typically go into positions such as systems analysts, applications programmers, Web developers, network administrators, technical support, and systems consultants.
Specific competencies and outcomes to be achieved by students are:
- Assess the need for, implement, and evaluate information technologies at the enterprise and desktop levels.
- Demonstrate proficiency in business software applications and decision support technologies that improve performance at all organizational levels.
- Apply approved web site and information architecture design methods and principles to meet customer requirements for web development.
- Apply problem solving and analytical reasoning skills within the framework of information systems.
- Recognize the strategic importance of information systems as an integral part of organizational performance.
- Demonstrate knowledge of telecommunications, networking, and multi-user, wide-area platforms.
- Demonstrate the ability to model organizational and quantitative processes and functions as a foundation for designing information system solutions.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply project management tools and techniques that are essential to managing information system projects.
- Identify and design opportunities and strategies for IT enabled organizational improvement and innovation.
- Identify methods and approaches for securing data and systems infrastructure.
- Engage (as a team) in service-learning, IS arrangement wherein the deliverable is a proposed system to meet a client's organizational needs.
- Demonstrate mastery of functional skills used in designing, building and managing databases that support information systems in an organization.
- Evaluate current trends in knowledge management and their manifestation in business and industry.
Graded Capstone Course Project
Faculty-Juried Programming Project
COB Co-Op Employer Performance Appraisals
AACSB/EBI Undergraduate Student Satisfaction Survey
AACSB/EBI Undergraduate Alumni Survey