Computer Information Systems

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The Computer Information Systems program prepares you to develop, test, implement and maintain the programming, data structures and interaction that people use every day with their computers, smart phones, mobile devices, game consoles, and all kinds of modern technological devices. A degree in Computer Information Systems shows potential employers that you have the practical knowledge and skills for an entry-level position in any applications area of information technology.

Programming languages in the CINS program include Java, C++, C#, Visual Basic, Python, SQL, as well as scripting languages like JavaScript and PHP. Database courses include Access, Oracle and MySQL. Web management courses cover HTML and CSS, development software like Microsoft Expression Web, as well as web server administration. Programmers are increasingly integrating their skills with database and web management skills. New courses are continually being developed for the needs of the information technology market, including programming for mobile devices. The Computer Information Systems program prepares you to start your career in the exciting and fast-changing world of information technology.

Why choose the Computer Information Systems program?
The world of technology is changing every day. Smart phones, mobile devices, social networks, and multinational companies that didn't exist 10 years ago continue to change the way we live and work and relate to each other. New ways of keeping in touch, exchanging information and playing games with each other are being developed at a mind-boggling speed. You can be a part of this information technology movement. The huge amount of information that is communicated among the world's billions of people, and the way we use it, is being developed and managed by application developers, database managers and web designers. The field is wide, and you can work for an existing company, work for different businesses, or even develop your own specialty and start your own business.

Certificates:

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Database (27 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Completion of the Database Certificate leads to various Certifications in Computer Information Systems: Microsoft Access User Specialist and Microsoft Technology Associate - Database Administrator, employment and/or completion of an associate degree. Upon completion leads to various Certifications in Computer Information Systems: Microsoft Access User Specialist and Microsoft Technology Associate - Database Administrator, employment and/or completion of an associate degree.

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Java Programming (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Completion of the Java Programming Certificate leads to various Certifications in Computer Information Systems: Sun Certified Java Programmer and Sun Certified Java Associate, employment and/or completion of an associate degree.Upon completion leads to various Certifications in Computer Information Systems: Microsoft Access User Specialist and Microsoft Technology Associate - Database Administrator, employment and/or completion of an associate degree.

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Visual Programming (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Completion of the Visual Programming Certificate leads to preparation for various Certifications in Computer Information Systems, employment and/or completion of an associate degree.Upon completion leads to various Certifications in Computer Information Systems: Microsoft Access User Specialist and Microsoft Technology Associate - Database Administrator, employment and/or completion of an associate degree.

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Web Management (27 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Completion of the Web Management Certificate leads to CIW Foundations Certification, employment and/or completion of an associate degree.

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Technical Certificate (31 credit hours = 2 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Computer Information Systems can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer Information Systems will give you the knowledge and skills for career entry or advancement in a current job. Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Associate of Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Science degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The Associate of Science degree in Computer Information Systems transfers to many Indiana public and private colleges and universities.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.

Online Degrees and Certificates:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer Information Systems will give you the knowledge and skills for career entry or advancement in a current job. Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Associate of Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Science degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The Associate of Science degree in Computer Information Systems transfers to many Indiana public and private colleges and universities.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

The Computer Information Systems program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Bloomington

Faculty Contact:
Chris Carroll
Department Chair CINS/CINT/INSE/CSCI
(812) 330-6233
rcarroll@ivytech.edu


Areas of Study
Database Management
Programmer/Analyst
Web Management

Bloomington Region Certificates
Database
Visual Programming
Web Management

Central Indiana (Greencastle, Indianapolis)
Contact:
Marvin Daugherty, Chair
(317) 921-4758
mdaugher@ivytech.edu

Concentrations offered by Indianapolis region:

  • Database Management
  • Programming/Analyst
  • Student Directed Studies
  • Web Management

Certificates offered by Indianapolis region:

  • Database
  • Visual Programming
  • Web Management
Columbus (Columbus)
  • Faculty Contact:
  • Jill Canine
  • Program Chair
  • Columbus - Poling Building - Room 42
  • (812) 374-5187
  • Columbus Region Concentrations
  • • Database Management
  • • Java Programming
  • • Programmer/Analyst
  • • Student Directed Studies
  • • Visual Programming
  • • Web Management
  • Certificates
  • • Database
  • • Java Programming
  • • Visual Programming
  • • Web Management
  • » Program Summary(pdf)
East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie)
Contact:

David Hayes
Program Chair
1-800-589-8324, ext. 1336
dhayes@ivytech.edu

Program Summary (pdf)

Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport, Wabash)

Contact
Kokomo
Lou Ann Stroup, program chair
800-459-0561, ext. 397

Logansport
Christine Stiles, computer information systems faculty
866-753-5102, ext. 2261

Certificates offered by Kokomo region:

  • Database Management
  • Java Programming
  • Visual Programming
  • Web Management
Lafayette  (Lafayette)
Ivy Tech-Lafayette offers a distance education option of study in Computer Information Systems.

Contact
Paul Addison
Program Chair and Professor, Computer Information Systems
(765) 269-5700
North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)
Concentrations:
Database Management
Programmer/Analyst
Web Management
Student Directed Studies

For information contact Neamen Berhanu, Interim Department Chair at 574-289-7001, ext. 5331 or nberhanu@ivytech.edu.
Northeast (Fort Wayne)

The Computer Information Systems program is directed towards preparing the designer/programmer for entry-level employment within business environment in the following areas:

  • Web designer
  • Webmaster/Site administrator
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Database designer
  • and other focus areas defined in a student directed studies approach
Contact:
Joan Heise, Program Chair
260-480-4282
jheise@ivytech.edu

Cyber Technology certificate program

Ivy Tech-Northeast offers a certificate in Cyber Technology due to an awarded grant by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration as part of the National STEM Consortium. Courses for the program begin in January 2013. Interested individuals can train for a new career in as little as one year and work toward industry certifications in Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+, A+ and Security+. Recipients of the certificate would qualify for jobs in cyber customer service and technical support, which may require a background check at hiring organizations.

Students will learn to succeed on the job with:

  • Hands-on, skills-based projects
  • Consistent, convenient, compressed schedule
  • Flexible “hybrid delivery” via classroom and online instruction
  • Foundation skills to help students succeed in technical courses
  • Critical thinking and problem solving based on real-life situations
  • Business skills in communication, resume writing and interview techniques

This U.S. Department of Labor grant targets workers who have lost their job due to the adverse effects of foreign trade, and other unemployed and underemployed workers. Veterans receive priority of service. Programs are eligible for financial aid: Trade Adjustment Assistance, Workforce Investment Act, Pell Grants.

Contact:
Raphael Wolff
260-482-9171, ext. 2520
rwolff2@ivytech.edu

Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
Plan of Study

Description:
The Computer Information Systems program prepares you to develop, test, implement and maintain the programming, data structures and interaction that people use every day with their computers, smart phones, mobile devices, game consoles, and all kinds of modern technological devices. Instruction includes both theoretical concepts and practical applications comprised of programming languages, operating systems, database management systems, and web design, as well as, application concepts and practices.

DEGREES AVAILABLE
Associate of Science, Associate of Science via Ivy Tech Online, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Science via Ivy Tech Online, Technical Certificate, and short- term Certificate.

Contact Information:
Kathy Olson, Regional Department Chair
Valparaiso Campus
219-464-8514 ext. 226
Email: kolson@ivytech.edu

Richmond (Richmond)
Contact:

Curtis R. Blakely
Computer Information Systems/Computer Information Technology Department Chair/Assistant Professor/Information Technology Director
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond IN 47374-1298
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 2406  Toll free: 800-659-4562, ext. 3406
Fax: 765-962-8741
cblakely@ivytech.edu
www.ivytech.edu/richmond


Southeast (Lawrenceburg, Madison)
School of Business - Computer Information Systems Program
MADISON

590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Susan Cartwright
(812) 265-2580 Ext. 4151
(800) 403-2190 Ext. 4151
scartwri@ivytech.edu

LAWRENCEBURG & BATESVILLE

50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Matt Probst
(812) 537-4010 Ext. 5231
(800) 715-1058 Ext. 5231
mprobst@ivytech.edu

Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Contacts

Victoria Montgomery
Faculty Support Secretary 
812 246.3301 ext 4143

Lonnie Lewellen
Dean School of Technology 
812.246.3301 ext  4182

Keith Noe

Department Chair/Professor in Computer Information Technology
812. 246.3301 ext 4168

Paul Yost
Assistant Professor CIS/CIT
812 246.3301 ext 4323

Southwest (Evansville)
Computer Information Systems Program Summary

For more information, please contact Danette Coughlan, Program Chair, at (812) 429-1448.

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)
Regional Degree Offerings:
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
  • Associate of Science (AS) Degree
  • Certificate (C)
  • Technical Certificate (TC)

Certificates Available in this Program:

  • Java Programming Certificate
  • Visual Programming Certificate
  • Web Management Certificate

Contact:

Terre Haute Greencastle
Rob Murray Melanie Boesen
Program Chair Program Chair
812-298-2338 765-653-7410 x5023
rjmurray@ivytech.edu mboesen@ivytech.edu

  • Computer Programmer
  • Information Manager
  • Website Manager

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