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Computer Information Systems

Design a custom program with a broad foundation of general technology courses and one or more technical specialties.

Potential Salary$60,000

topics Technology

Skills & InterestTechnology

CareersTechnology

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Why choose program or class?

Chemeketa offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Cybersecurity (new for Winter 2019) and Computer Systems and Information Technology that allow students to design a customized curriculum consisting of a broad foundation of general technology courses and one or more technical specialties or to focus on Cybersecurity. These specialized degrees prepare students for a wide variety of employment opportunities in the computer information systems industry. Additionally, the Computer Information Systems program provides a broad array of professional continuing education classes and certificates for professionals already working in the field and provides technology service classes for students studying in other disciplines.

 

What will you learn?

By completing the Computer Systems and Information Technology degree you will –

  • Acquire new information and adapt to changes in the computer technology field
  • Apply a logical and systematic approach to solve problems
  • Use written, oral and visual interpersonal skills to communicate with individuals or small groups
  • Install, configure, use, maintain software systems and deal with security issues involved in a business environment
  • Configure and maintain workstation and server operating systems and hardware resources
  • Research and interpret technical materials as they relate to areas of specialization
  • Apply project life cycle concepts to assist in finding solutions to business needs
  • Conduct and evaluate individual and small group instruction for information technology topics such as application software

In addition to the Computer Systems and Information Technology degree outcomes, students completing the Cybersecurity degree:

  • Train students in a variety of modern internet and business?oriented computer skills.
  • Develop software and hardware problem?solving skills using programming logic and hands?on lab situations.
  • Configure and troubleshoot access to resources, hardware devices and drivers, storage use and network connections
  • Analyze Internet security issues and apply them to network design problems
  • Design a disaster recovery plan for a real-world scenario
  • Design an appropriate risk analysis for a given business in a particular environment

What will you do?

The Computer Systems and Information Technology core degree, in combination with one or more specialized areas of study, prepares you for a wide variety of technical career opportunities –

  • Computer programming
  • Design and implement computer systems
  • Computer systems administration
  • Website development
  • Computer system security

Advising Guides

  • COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

    Our Computer Programming certificate trains you to be a professional business application programmer. As a graduate of this program, you will meet the minimum educational and experience requirements to qualify as an entry-level computer programmer.

    This certificate, in combination with the associate degree, has been designed to be completed in two years if you attend full time and have the required entry skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Alternatively, you can choose to complete the Computer Programming pathway as a stand-alone certificate.

    See Course Sequences for more information.

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  • SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION & NETWORK SECURITY

    The Systems Administration and Network Security certificate prepares you with the knowledge and skills to design, install, implement, monitor, maintain, and manage enterprise and workgroup-level computer systems.

    This certificate, in combination with the associate degree, has been designed to be completed in two years if you attend full time and have the required entry skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Alternatively, you can choose to complete the Computer Systems Administration pathway as a stand-alone certificate.

    See Course Sequences for more information.

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  • WEB DEVELOPER

    The Web Developer certificate prepares you for employment in the area of web applications development. The web developer designs, implements, and maintains websites using -

    • Various editors
    • Web development applications like HTML and XML
    • Data-driven web applications
    • Client and server-side web scripting languages

    Web developers typically interface with business stakeholders, users, provide customer support, and have an appreciation for the importance of web presence and ecommerce.

    The Web Developer certificate, in combination with the associate degree, has been designed to be completed in two years if you attend full time and have the required entry skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Alternatively, you can choose to complete the Web Developer pathway as a stand alone certificate.

    See Course Sequences for more information.

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