The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department provides educational opportunities in computer information systems through degree programs, courses for all students, and career-enrichment opportunities.

Computer instruction courses and numerous other business school courses are supported by seven, computerized classrooms and state-of-the-art, open computer lab facilities. The computer classrooms and labs provide hands-on learning experiences using the latest Intel workstations supported by IBM, Microsoft and Linux network servers. The CBPP computer environment features several state of the art computer languages, including 4GL, query, and object-oriented languages.

College of Business and Public Policy students can use computer facilities to help them with course work and laboratories include special business presentation facilities and an experimental multimedia and a decision-support room.

Faculty teach computer courses using structured instructor-led and self-guided tutorial approaches in the traditional classroom, as well as online discussions.


AAS in Business Computer Information Systems

The AAS Business Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree prepares students for entry-level positions such as network administrator, programmer, web designer, help desk technician, user consultant, database administrator, etc. Career opportunities exist in private firms, government agencies, oil firms, and other businesses that use computers to manage information.

The program emphasizes problem-solving techniques to analyze, design, program, implement, and manage solutions to business problems. Graduates will have a foundation on which to build a career in information systems. Faculty highly recommended students take an internship course as an elective. Many graduates have found job placement assistance through internship opportunities.

All courses required for the AAS degree will transfer to the four-year CIS program as long as students stick to the same General Education Requirements electives required for the BBA degree. Careful planning and regular meetings with an academic advisor will help to ensure the best possible transition.

Upon graduation, AAS Business Computer Information Systems program graduates will be able to:

  1. Design, code, test, compile, and debug programs for basic business functions utilizing a popular programming language.

  2. Perform a business analysis to identify business functional requirements as input for information technology application development.

  3. Demonstrate skills in analyzing, designing, building, and administering business-oriented databases.

  4. Explain the fundamentals of our rapidly changing environment of data communications over local area networks and over switched and private voice lines.

  5. Demonstrate skills in installing, configuring, and debugging a small local area network.

  6. Demonstrate competency in utilizing computer technology.