Computer Informations Systems

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program combines the study of system analysis and design, computer architecture and operating systems, networks, telecommunications, global communications, computer programs and their application in business decision making. Students completing the program are prepared to pursue careers, graduate and professional studies, and life-long learning as needed for a changing social and technological world.

The main goals and objectives of the Computer Information Systems program are as follows:
[bullet_list] [item]To provide students with a greater range of skills and understanding in all areas of Computer Information Systems development.[/item] [item]To prepare students for graduate studies in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration.[/item] [item]To prepare students for responsible positions in applied Computer Information Systems as well as in Computer Engineering.[/item] [/bullet_list]

All CIS students are required to maintain a 2.3 cumulative GPA for continuation of the program. CIS students are also required to join Black Data Processing Associates and pay the current student membership fees. See Computer Information Systems Curriculum below.

[h2]Black Data Processing Associates[/h2]

BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) was founded in 1975 by Earl A. Pace, Jr. and the late David Wimberly after the two met in Philadelphia to discuss their concerns about minorities in the data processing field. There was a lack of minorities in middle and upper management, low recruitment and poor preparation of minorities for these positions, and an overall lack of career mobility.

Through ceaseless drive and personal networking, the founders built an organization of 35 members, hosted presentations to improve data processing skills and launched a job opportunities announcement service. This nucleus has grown to over 55 chapters throughout the United States and thousands of members.

Today, BDPA is a global member focused organization that serves the professional well-being of its stakeholders. BDPA remains committed to excellence and providing a wide spectrum of resources to members, corporate sponsors, businesses, educational institutions and the community. The organization is a catalyst for professional growth and technical development for those in the IT industry.
[h3]Why Join BDPA?[/h3] BDPA can help you advance your career in the IT profession. We give professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and students an IT career pathway from the “Classroom to the Boardroom”. Through education, mentoring, services and business networking, BDPA promotes innovation, technical skills, business savvy and personal growth.

Join the thousands of BDPA members who are making a difference for themselves and for others.

Visit [link url=”http://www.bdpa.org/index.php” target=”blank”]The National BDPA Website[/link] Visit [link url=”http://www.bdpacharlotte.org/” target=”blank”]The BDPA Charlotte Website[/link]


[toggle_box variation=”2″ title=”Computer Information Systems Curriculum” color=”#85b0c6″] [box] [column_two_thirds] Bachelor of Science: 122 Semester Hours
General Education Course Requirements: 56 Hours

Major Required Courses: 60 Hours
[horizontal_zebra_table] [row][cell]ACC 233[/cell][cell]Principles of Accounting I[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 230[/cell][cell]Computer Networks[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 239[/cell][cell]Introduction to Computer Programming[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 331[/cell][cell]Systems Analysis and Design[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 333[/cell][cell]Introduction to MIS[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 334[/cell][cell]Database Concepts and Design[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 335[/cell][cell]Cobol[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 336[/cell][cell]IT for Finance & Marketing[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 337[/cell][cell]Computer Programming Language C ++[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 338[/cell][cell]Java[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 339[/cell][cell]Principles of Project Management[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 330[/cell][cell]Principles of Security[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 431[/cell][cell]Object-Oriented Systems[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 432[/cell][cell]Business Analytics[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 433[/cell][cell]Decision Support Systems & Bus. Intelligence[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 434[/cell][cell]Current Topics in CIS[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 435[/cell][cell]IS Strategy Management & Acquisitions[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 436[/cell][cell]Ethical & Legal Conflicts in IT[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 437[/cell][cell]Computer Architecture & OS[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 430[/cell][cell]Internship/REU[/cell][/row] [/horizontal_zebra_table] [/column_two_thirds] [column_one_third]
Elective Tracks for CIS: 6 Hours

Security (CIS 330):
Fundamentals of Information Security
Incidence Response and Disaster Recovery

Project Management (CIS 339):
Project Execution and Control
Certified Associate Project Manager

Other (CIS 438):
Introduction to Electronic Business Applications

Minor in CIS: 21 Hours
[horizontal_zebra_table] [row][cell]CIS 239[/cell][cell]Introduction to Computer Programming[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 331[/cell][cell]Systems Analysis and Design[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 333[/cell][cell]Introduction to MIS[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 334[/cell][cell]Database Concepts and Design[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 337[/cell][cell]Computer Programming Language C++[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 431[/cell][cell]Object-Oriented Systems[/cell][/row] [row][cell]CIS 434[/cell][cell]Current Topics in CIS[/cell][/row] [/horizontal_zebra_table] [/column_one_third] [/box] [/toggle_box]