Students are expected to learn the following within the Computer Information Systems program:
- Design, implement, manage, and use traditional and non-traditional dedicated and multi-user databases and applications.
- Create table instances, queries; manage and provide database security.
- Use techniques for PL/SQL programming to customize database by implementing data structure management using transaction management techniques while applying PL/SQL in 3GL and Web environments.
- Create forms, reports; conduct queries; maintain database.
3. IT Security
- Implement operating systems using Linux/UNIX and Windows/DOS environments in single- and multi- user platforms.
- Configure a Windows Server Network Infrastructure which provides in-depth coverage for industrial certification exam objectives and focuses on the skills needed to manage the network system.
- Use commands to navigate through operating systems from the command prompt.
4. Programming and Application Development
- Implement security measures in computer network settings and identify ways the computer systems can easily be compromised by attackers - including recurring events such as identity theft, virus and worm attacks. The success of the criminal attackers, which illustrates the weaknesses in current information technologies, are also explored along with the need to heighten the security of these systems.
5. Web Design and Development
- Develop applications with emphasis on critical thinking approach to programming.
- Diagram application code and develop step-by-step procedures through appropriate documentation, such as use of psuedocode, IPO, TOE, and coupling diagrams.
6. Desktop Publishing
- Design, create, and publish websites utilizing HTML and XML tags, MS Publisher, Adobe Dreamweaver software, or other technologies/applications as appropriate.
- Select and use appropriate technologies and coding for interactive components of websites.
- Use the database concept to create dynamic websites.
- Use desktop publishing applications to prepare professional publications that include promotional documents, flyers, business cards, letterhead, envelopes, and Web-based documents.
- Prepare presentation materials with various applications utilizing features such as slide transition and adding multimedia elements like music, animation, and graphics.