The minor in Computer Information Systems is a program of study designed to equip students to use computer technology effectively in work and ministry.
Program Director: Stephen J. Elliot
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to
- Analyze technology needs. Identify and analyze the information technology needs of a business or ministry and, using critical thinking skills, translate that analysis into a set of specifications that include items like capacities, access controls, user interfaces, data flows and repositories required to satisfy the needs identified.
- Design a specified IT environment. The environment will be based on specifications generated through the analysis of a business or ministry, and will consist of computer hardware, software, databases and networks.
- Communicate professionally. This would include commenting of programming code, presenting technical information clearly in an aural format, and documenting an information technology environment including software integration, database structures, computer and network security elements, configuration, directory services and other essential components of the environment.
- Participate in the implementation of a technology solution. Assemble, configure, and troubleshoot a typical secure business computing environment based on specific documentation of system requirements, including networking, hardware and software integration, database design, and overall systems administration.
- Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101) or Educational Technology (CS 240)
- Logical Analysis (PHI 108)
- Two Computer Information Systems Core Courses (6 credits):
- Modern Programming Techniques using Visual Basic (CS 151)
- Introduction to Computer Hardware (CS 217)
- Introduction to Networking and Security (CS 222)
- Introduction to Operating Systems (CS 230)
- Two Computer Electives (6 credits)
18 credit hours