Computer Information Systems


Overview & Academics

The Computer Information Systems curriculum emphasizes web design and development, programming, database, networking, and security. With this degree students using these skills are prepared for professional advancement in any of a wide variety of careers in information systems and/or graduate education. The speed of technological change is reflected in their course work, preparing students to expect and meet the needs for lifelong learning.

Mrs. Sherry Holland

Instructor of CIS

American International University

sholland@ncwc.edu

(252) 985-5272

Ms. Jeananne Kenney

Assistant Professor of CIS

East Carolina University

jkenney@ncwc.edu

(252) 985-5120

Dr. Jacqueline Lewis

CIS Program Coordinator

Associate Professor of CIS

North Central University

jllewis@ncwc.edu

(252) 985-5170

Career Opportunities for Computer Information Systems majors:

  • Work in customer/client service by being a helpdesk technician or troubleshooting analyst within a company or for company that provides external support.
  • Web and Application Development and Marketing: Develop website and mobile applications for businesses to better market their products and services.
  • Manage business information networks and data as a database administrator, manager, or developer.
  • e-Commerce: Develop ways for businesses to market and sell their products and services through electronic devices. Develop or support new technology to facilitate business transactions.
  • Information Security: Manage and protect sensitive data from external threats.

Networking Technology Specialists design and build wired and wireless networks to share information and data among network clients

 

Major Requirements
ACC 201; BUS 206; ENG 304; MAT 213; CIS 201, 205, 211, 240, 345, 410, and 455; CIS electives (12 upper-level semester hours) not including CIS 101, 310 or 350.

Requirements for Web Development Concentration:
ACC 201; BUS 206; ENG 304; MAT 213; CIS 201, 205, 211, 240, 320, 325, 326, 330, or CIS 335, 345, 41, 455 and choose 3 hours from ART 202, ENC 373, or ENG 472

Minor Requirements
CIS 201, 205, 211, 240, and six semester hours of 300-400 level CIS courses not including 310.

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester                                                Credits
ENG 111 Writing I                                                3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement             3
BUS 206 Principles of Management                 3
CIS 201 Web Authoring and Publishing           3
Elective                                                                  3
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TOTAL HOURS:                                                     15 


Spring Semester                                             Credits
ENG 112 Writing II                                                  3
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics                             3
ACC 201 Principles of Accounting                        3
CIS 211 Programming Structures                         3
Elective                                                                      3
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TOTAL HOURS:                                                        15

Fall Semester                                                                           Credits
CIS 205 Introduction to Data Communication/Network            3
ENG Literature Requirement                                                          3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement                                             3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Laboratory Requirement                        1
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness                                                             3
Elective                                                                                                3
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TOTAL HOURS:                                                                                   16


Spring Semester                                                                        Credits

CIS 240 Introduction to Databases                                                3
International Studies Requirement                                               3
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement                                            3
Elective                                                                                               3
Elective                                                                                               3
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TOTAL HOURS:                                                                                   15

Fall Semester                                           Credits

BIO 101 Life Science                                         3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab                                 1
CIS 345 Systems Analysis and Design           3
Ethics Requirement                                          3
Upper Level CIS Elective                                  3
Elective                                                               3
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TOTAL HOURS:                                                   16


Spring Semester                                       Credits

Upper Level CIS Elective                                  3
Upper Level CIS Elective                                  3
ENG 304 Business Communication               3
Elective                                                               3
Elective                                                               3
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TOTAL HOURS:                                                   15

Fall Semester                                                                   Credits

Upper Level CIS Elective                                                         3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement                 3
CIS 410 Management of Information System Projects     3
Elective                                                                                      3
Elective                                                                                      3
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TOTAL HOURS:                                                                         15


Spring Semester                                                               Credits

CIS 455 Systems Project                                                          3
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement                                   3
Elective                                                                                       3
Elective                                                                                       3
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TOTAL HOURS:                                                                          12