What is an Information System?
An Information System is an integrated set of components for collecting, storing, processing data, information, knowledge and digital products. Businesses rely on information systems to manage their operations, interact with customers, suppliers and compete in the marketplace.
Extremely high job placement upon graduation. A graduate's average starting salary in 2012 was $49,500. Moreover, all businesses need IT people.
There are currently more IS internships available than there are students available to fill them. It is also a College of Business requirement to complete an internship before graduation.
Connection to Campus and Community
Teaching with Current Technology
We have two state-of-the art labs available for student use: A 38-seat teaching lab featuring dual-boot iMacs and a small Media Lab featuring 27" iMacs.
The department teaches relevant software based on what's being used in the many companies in the region that hire our graduates, including: Microsoft Visual Studio, Oracle, VMWare, SAP, Eclipse, Android, iOS, and Xcode.
Created in collaboration with area businesses, classes provided to students offer various IS elements that include building web systems, mobile apps and Oracle databases.
We offer a 3-course software development sequence based on object-oriented programming in C#, ASP.Net and Microsoft Azure.
Agile project management is integrated throughout the curriculum.
Mobile development is based on both Android and iOS.
ERP is taught using SAP.