Computer Information Systems / Computer Science

Degrees & Certificates


Computer Information Systems, A.A.S

The Computer Information Systems A.A.S. degree program is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions in one of the following areas: Data Base Administration, Web Development, Networking and Programming.

Degree Requirements for: Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.
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A.A.S., Web Design and Development


C# Programming Certificate (18 credits)

C# is a modern, general purpose, object-oriented programming language designed around the Common Language Infrastructure. A great C# developer is capable of handling many aspects of developing an application, including but not limited to performance, scalability, security, testing, and more. C# developers can develop modern applications that run on desktop computers, or even sophisticated back-end processes powering modern web applications.

Certificate Requirements for: C# Certificate
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Database Management Certificate (22 credits)

A database manager provides Data Maintenance, Database Management, Promoting Process Improvement, Presenting Technical Information, Database Design, Reporting Skills, Quality Focus, Technical Understanding, Attention to Detail, Thoroughness, Requirements Analysis.

Certificate Requirements for: Database Management Certificate
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Cyber Security Specialist Certificate (25 credits)

Cybersecurity specialists work with organizations to keep their computer information systems secure. They determine who requires access to which information, and then plan, coordinate and implement information security programs. Using a multi-layered approach, they use their specialized expertise and up-to-date knowledge to help protect against Web threats that facilitate cyber crime, including malware, phishing, viruses, denial-of-service attacks, information warfare and hacking.

Certificate Requirements for: Cyber Security Specialist Certificate
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Information Technology Certificate (30 credits)

This is a general certificate that will help you obtain a position as a help desk specialist. A specialist is responsible for providing technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, or software. Responds to queries, runs diagnostic programs, isolates problem, and determines and implements solution.

Certificate Requirements for: Information Technology Certificate
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Network Analyst Certificate (25 credits)

As a network analyst, you’ll be responsible for the installation, layout, and maintenance of all network components within a company. Many network analysts find that they become quite involved in both the business side and technical side of a company. This means it can be necessary to identify problems within the business and then identify a suitable technical solution. You’ll be required to plan, design, analyse, and provide technical support for the data communications network. Work can also include research and evaluation of network technology and recommending purchases of network equipment. Typically, you could be working for a large retail company, government department or financial institution for example. Alternatively you could work for an IT company that specializes in troubleshooting projects.

Certificate Requirements for: Network Analyst Certificate
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Object Oriented Programming: Mobile Applications (22 or 23 credits)

Application developers use programming languages and source code to create software that meets client requirements. Developers may work with multiple programming languages and operating systems.

Certificate Requirements for: Object Oriented Programming: Mobile Applications
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UNIX Certificate (19 credits)

This certificate will help you will skills to provide system support for all UNIX/Linux based software by implementing, monitoring and maintaining systems and application software running under UNIX/Linux. Application development involves the process, life cycle and creation of the software aimed at helping users complete a computer task or program. Developers work closely with computer analysts and engineers in using languages such as Java, C++ or ORACLE to develop the necessary specifications for software. Developers may also test, debug and improve generally faulty applications for clients.

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Web Development Certificate (25 credits)

The web development role is responsible for designing, coding and modifying websites, from layout to function and according to a client's specifications. Developers strive to create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation. A web designer (see the Graphic Technology Department) creates the look, layout, and features of a website. The job involves understanding both graphic design and computer programming. Once a website is created, a designer helps with maintenance and additions to the website. Designers work with development teams or managers for keeping the site up-to-date and prioritizing needs, among other tasks.

Certificate Requirements for: Web Development Certificate
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