MISSION STATEMENT & STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES

MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the Computer Science Information Technology program is to prepare students to either transfer to a university program in Computer Science or Information Systems or to perform a job in the computer industry.
 
DEGREE PROGRAMS
Degree:   AS Computer Information Systems - Plan B 
Degree Description: 
The Computer Information Systems degree is designed to prepare students for careers in exciting Information Technology fields such as programming, software engineering, database administration, computer networking, multimedia, and web technologies.
Degree Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Gain appropriate skills in basic Computer literacy, Operating systems to enable the student to gain currency in Software/Hardware areas.
2. Design and create a relational database and install, configure, and troubleshoot given problems related to Oracle using Entity-Relationship diagrams, normalization, SQL, PL/SQL, and Programming.
3. Design and implement solutions to general purpose and Office applications using advanced programming techniques and languages such as Visual Basic, C++, Java, and Visual Basic for Applications.
4. Gain skills in the use of client-side web technologies for design and development of interactive web sites. Skills include use of HTML, DHTML, XML, Java, JavaScript, Dreamweaver and AJAX. Use the LAMP/WAMP environment.
5. Install and administer an Oracle sever; perform backups and recovery; monitor the Database in a proactive rather than reactive manner; implement security and resource monitoring policies.
 
Degree:   AS Computer Science Information Technology - Plan B
Degree Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Gain appropriate skills in basic Computer literacy, Operating systems to enable the student to gain currency in Software/Hardware areas.
2. Design and create a relational database and install, configure, and troubleshoot given problems related to Oracle using Entity-Relationship diagrams, normalization, SQL, PL/SQL, and Programming.
3. Design and implement solutions to general purpose and Office applications using advanced programming techniques and languages such as Visual Basic, C++, Java, and Visual Basic for Applications.
4. Gain skills in the use of client-side web technologies for design and development of interactive web sites. Skills include use of HTML, DHTML, XML, Java, JavaScript, Dreamweaver and AJAX. Use the LAMP/WAMP environment.
5. Install and administer an Oracle sever; perform backups and recovery; monitor the Database in a proactive rather than reactive manner; implement security and resource monitoring policies.
 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 
Certificate of Achievement:  Application Software 
Certificate Description:
This sequence of courses prepares students for careers in applications software development and usage in fields related to databases, networking, web technologies, business analysis, and/or programming. Students successfully completing this program will find opportunities for employment in various Computer Science/Information Technology related industries. 
Certificate Learning Outcomes
The student will:  
1. Create a fully documented modular design with correct mathematical operations suitable for implementation from a given program specification.
2. Create, deploy, and test a basic program with correct mathematical operations using Visual Basic, .Net, or other programming language.
3. Install, configure and troubleshoot given problem(s) for Windows 7 or other operating systems.
4. Design and implement solutions to general purpose and Office applications using advanced programming techniques and languages such as Visual Basic, C++, Java, and Visual Basic for Applications.
5. Design and create a relational database and install, configure and troubleshoot given problems related to Oracle using Entity-Relationship diagrams, normalization, SQL, PL/SQL, and Programming. 
 
Certificate of Achievement:  Programming Languages
Certificate Description:
This certificate provides students with comprehensive training in high-demand programming languages and tools such as Visual Basic, C++, Java, Perl, XML, ASP, and others. Students can choose electives from two exciting tracks, Databases and Web Development. Successful completion of the program will prepare students for an exciting career in software analysis, design, and development. 
Certificate Learning Outcomes
The student will:   
1. Create a fully documented modular design with correct mathematical operations suitable for implementation from a given program specification.
2. Create, deploy, and test a basic program with correct mathematical operations using Visual Basic, .Net, or other programming language.
3. Install, configure and troubleshoot given problem(s) for Windows 7 or other operating systems.
4. Design and implement a programming solution to a given problem using advanced programming constructs.
5. Design and create a relational database and installs, and configure and troubleshoot given problems related to Oracle using Entity-Relationship diagrams, normalization, SQL, PL/SQL, and Programming.