Major Code: 3705
If you are planning a career as a computer professional, opportunities are endless! Almost every company, no matter how big or small, employs computer specialists and most of these companies are always looking for qualified people. The number of programmers, system analysts & hardware, software, networking & security specialists needed to fill available positions will continue to grow. In addition to computer specialists, trained personnel are needed in all fields. Whether one is seeking employment as a teacher, accountant, writer, fashion designer, lawyer or a number of other jobs, one question is frequently asked: What do you know about computers? Interacting with a computer is part of the daily routine for millions of white-and blue-collar workers. No matter the career choice, in all likelihood one will be a frequent user of computers.
The MIS Concentration prepares students for entry level employment in any type of business functional area. Students will be able to design small business systems, write programs in current programming languages, design, implement and use databases and support most of the technical needs of these areas.
Program Goals and Objectives
Upon completion of the program, the student will:
- Have fundamental knowledge of the information technology field and most business functions.
- Have skills in at least one current programming language.
- Be able to design, create, maintain, use and support databases.
- Have knowledge of operating systems and basic networking technologies.
- Have skills in project management.
Program outcomes are assessed by a variety of means, including quizzes, unit tests, oral presentations, written reports, and final examinations. The student will also be required to submit a portfolio to fulfill general education requirements.
Transfer Baccalaureate Options
Graduates of this program can seamlessly continue their studies in a +2 MIS program at Marshall University or West Virginia State University.