New School of Computing and Informatics Programs

 

 

Big Changes are coming for Fall 2014!

We're making changes to our computing programs for the fall semester to better serve our students.  The new School of Computing and Informatics will offer degrees in a variety of computer-related disciplines.  Careers in the computing and informatics industry are in high-demand, and we're committed to offering courses that meet current industry demands.  Starting in the Fall 2014 semester, we'll be offering the following areas of study.

Be sure to discuss these options with your advisor to determine which program will be the best fit.  Current CINS, CINT, INSE and CSCI students should discuss options for applying credits earned into these new programs with their advisor.

Check out the chart below to learn how current CINS, CINT, INSE and CSCI programs apply to the new programs in the School of Computing and Informatics.  Contact your advisor to learn more.

Current Program Crosswalk to new program
Computer Information Systems (CINS) Database Management (DBMS)
Informatics (INFM)
Software Development (SDEV)
Computer Information Technology (CINT) Information Technology Support (ITSP)
Network Infrastructure (NETI)
Server Administration (SVAD)
Computer Information Security (INSE) Cyber Security/Information Assurance (CSIA)
Computer Science (CSCI) Computer Science (CSCI)*


*No change to current program

Computer Science (CSCI):

Computer Science is an exciting field that explores the frontier of what computers can accomplish, and spans many disciplines and sectors of our economy, including science and research, industry, business and military. Computer Science has consistently ranked high in job satisfaction and wages over the last 20 years. For students who enjoy math, science, problem solving and new challenges, Computer Science is an excellent career choice with a variety of applications and unlimited possibilities.

Cyber Security-Information Assurance (CSIA):

The Cyber Security and Information Assurance program prepares students to work in areas related to information assurance, network and computer security. The program also contains material designed for students currently working in the computer industry and students advanced in computer knowledge who require specific knowledge of information and network-related risks and their avoidance and resolution.

Database Management and Administration (DBMS):

The Database Management and Administration program prepares the students for this fast growing field which requires efficient and effective skills in organization, storage, integration, retrieval and analysis of data. Students are trained in database designing, building, managing, system troubleshooting and report generation. Students are introduced to the significant tasks required of database administrators, the internal structures and architectures of database management systems, the implementation of data security and integrity measures, and the assessment of data usage and availability on the web and within internal business systems.

Server Administration (SVAD):

The Server Administration program is focused on relevant enterprise server operating systems configuration, management, and security. The program focuses on current and relevant server administration concepts including network security concepts/best-practices and industry certification preparation.

Software Development (SDEV):

The Software Development program prepares students to develop, test, implement and maintain the software applications that people use every day with their computers, mobile devices, game consoles, and other technological devices. The Software Development program includes relevant programming/scripting languages, web management/development software, and web server administration.

Informatics (INFM):

The field of informatics dynamically infuses information science and technology into the lives of people at work and play. It involves studying how people interact with computers, data and other technologies to increase productivity and enhance communication. Informatics addresses how people in various disciplines can employ computer technology with a wide range of tasks from automating mundane processes to helping people see the bigger picture at the strategic level. Students will study topics in information technology and information systems, completing their degree with an interdisciplinary emphasis such as health sciences, criminal justice, accounting, social sciences and others.

Information Technology Support (ITSP):

The Information Technology Support program provides students with knowledge and skills needed to deploy, troubleshoot, and support stand-alone and networked computing systems and technology. Students will learn problem solving techniques for solutions to practical computer related issues; skills in computing technology support similar to that in a helpdesk environment; the soft skills needed to interact with and support a diversity of customers; the ability to diagnose problems and walk customers through resolving these issues; skills in helping customers with computer related issues; and to supporting/repairing computer equipment and training others in using computing technology.

Network Infrastructure (NETI):

The Network Infrastructure program is dedicated to enhancing students' knowledge and practical skills in relevant infrastructure design and implementation in all areas of digital communication and connectivity. The program focuses on current and relevant enterprise-level computer network configuration, management, and security outcomes including cabling, radio frequency troubleshooting and behaviors, routing and switching, theoretical communications models, dedicated storage networks, voice over internet protocol, network security concepts/best-practices and industry certification preparation.