The Information Systems degree includes concentrations for students interested in software development or business intelligence. Students also take general education courses. The degree prepares graduates for entry-level developer/analyst positions and for continuation to a Baccalaureate institution. Certificates of Accomplishment and Achievement in Introductory .NET Programming , Programming for Web Development , Database Report Developer , Business Intelligence Analyst , Intermediate Applications Developer , Introductory C++ Programming , and Database Analyst may be applied toward the degree. For more information, check program’s website.
Degree recipients should possess the skills & abilities described below:
- Communicate effectively in the three areas of listening, writing and speaking
- Apply critical thinking and logical research to technological problems in their area of concentration
- Create stored procedures, triggers and cursors using an appropriate database server programming language
- Use common relational database terminology and normalization to design a relational database
Business Analyst Track
- Identify appropriate business analysis tasks for a variety of organizational scenarios using appropriate terminology
- Document the results of various business analysis tasks using generally acceptable approaches
- Communicate within a small group using appropriate business analysis terminology and techniques
- Detail business analysis techniques to real-world scenarios/tasks by explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each
Software Development Track
- Using .NET compliant programming languages, write, compile, debug and execute well engineered and maintainable programs that effectively meet the requirements for Web and/or Windows applications
- Explain and apply the necessary processes, tools and skills used in the systems analysis and system design phases of a project
- Create and utilize relational databases, including modeling data, developing queries, customizing forms and reports, using code, creating charts and working with graphics
Technical and math credits must not be more than 5 years old. Math classes more than 5 years old may be accepted based on math placement test results (see Program Advisor).