A certificate in Computer Information Systems provides students with the opportunity to be well rounded in technology and its effect on business and users.
Students will get core foundations in many different areas of the computer industry and will learn programming, networking, databases, web design, hardware, software, communication and business skills to prepare them for a position succeeding in any of those areas. This degree will set students up to transfer to many different schools in New Hampshire and New England, as well as the rest of the country and world should they choose. This degree provides students with flexibility to work in many capacities within IT for not just IT companies, but also for any business that would have an IT department or need. Students will look to gain employment as Computer Support Specialists, Network and Systems Administrators, Web or Programming Developers, and Information Systems Managers.
Several stackable certificates are available during the course of the program, including PC Applications Specialist, CIS Tech Certificate and a Programmer Certificate.
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Software Application Developer
- Computer User Support
- Computer Security Systems Analyst
- Web Developer
- Network Systems Administrator
- Software Quality Assurance Engineer
At the completion of the program, each student should be able to:
- Demonstrate a foundations of Computer Information Systems technical skills, knowledge and a basic understanding of computer applications.
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of how people, processes and data work together to become Information Systems.
- Demonstrate the ability to work as a part of an information technology team with effective use of the internet and the ability to disseminate information strategically.
- Demonstrate the ability to think logically in troubleshooting computer problems and finding possible solutions.
- Demonstrate proficiency with English Composition and Business fundamentals.
- Demonstrate the basic understanding of programming languages of various forms and how to construct programming logic.
- Demonstrate the basic understanding of relational databases.
- Demonstrate the ability to understand operating systems and networking solutions to connect those systems securely.