Information System Security
Macintosh LAN Administration
Microsoft LAN Administration
UNIX and Linux LAN Administration
Cisco Network Academy
Systems Architecture and Logic
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Associate in Applied Science (97 credits) - Information Systems Specialist
This program prepares the graduate to obtain employment and become a productive IT support person in a business-oriented systems environment. This modular degree allows students to custom design their degree based on their needs within a series of certificates that make up the core of this degree. Students can mix and match certificates in ASP Server Development, Applications Server Support, CIS Core Knowledge, CIS Core Skills, I.T. Project Management, Information Systems Security, Internetworking Technician, PHP Server Development, Software Application Development, Technical Support, Web Client-Side Development, Web Page Design, and Business Management - Small Business. This approach allows students to combine short term certificates to meet their academic goals.
A faculty advisor must approve the program for degree/certificate completion.
Upon successfully completing this program students will be able to:
Effectively use computers to automate business information systems
Effectively analyze, design, and build application solutions to support business needs
Effectively analyze, design, and build Web solutions to support business needs
Effectively analyze, design, and build network solutions to support business needs
Effectively analyze, design, and deploy IT security solutions to support business needs
Effectively applying project management skills to support IT business needs
Effectively applying business management skills to support business needs
Effectively communicate orally and in writing in the context of common business practices
Work as a team member in a business information system environment to accomplish the goals of an organization
Outcomes 2-7 will depend on the combination of certificates completed. Some combinations of classes and certificates may allow you to matriculate to a four year school with junior standing. It is strongly advised you meet with a CIS advisor to understand your options and develop your educational plan.
Some of the IT industry partnerships that help the CIS faculty to achieve their mission are listed here.
Cisco Networking Academy -
Cisco Networking Academy is a comprehensive e-learning initiative that enables students to develop valuable information and communication technology skills for increased access to opportunities in the global economy. To learn more about the program, how to get involved, career resources for students, how we are addressing the digital divide, and more, visit www.cisco.com/go/netacad
Microsoft IT Academy -
The Microsoft IT Academy program enables academic learning institutions to connect the world of education to the world of work by enabling faculty and students to acquire new technology skills in an academic setting. Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to experience real-world challenges in the classroom environment.
CompTIA Membership -
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy.
(ISC)˛ - Global Academic Program (GAP)
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)˛®, is the global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers. Our reputation has earned our certifications numerous awards and global recognition. As one of our members, you'll have access to current industry information, networking opportunities, discounts on industry conferences and valuable career tools. What's more, as a member of (ISC)˛, you're joining an elite network of certified information security professionals.
IBM Academic Initiative -
IBM Academic Initiative is a global program that facilitates the collaboration between IBM and educators to teach students the information technology skills they need to be competitive and keep pace with changes in the workplace.
LPI - Linux Professional Institute -
LPI Academy is a free program for accredited degree / diploma-granting academic institutions, high schools, middle schools, as well as internal government and military training programs . The LPI Academy helps you successfully prepare students and employees for lucrative and productive careers in Linux and Open Source.
Pearson VUE -
Pearson VUE is the leading provider of global computer-based testing solution for information technology, academic, government, and professional testing programs.
VMware Academic Program -
The VMware Academic Program (VMAP) is a comprehensive program designed specifically for the academic community. The program enables qualifying academic users at VMAP member organizations worldwide to gain easy access to cutting-edge virtualization technology and resources at no charge.
VMware IT Academy -
The VMware IT Academy Program is designed to introduce students to VMware technologies and equip them with VMware technical skills to compliment their chosen fields of study. VMware will provide selected academic institutions with course materials developed by VMware for this purpose. By instituting this program, VMware seeks to create a collaborative relationship with academic institutions whereby their students may obtain the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) status and other VMware certifications.
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