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.

Certifications

NC Wesleyan’s Bachelors in Computer Information Systems (CIS) qualifies students for the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications.*
*Students must take CIS 310, 210, and 305

NC Wesleyan’s Minor in Cybercrime also qualifies students for the CompTIA Security+ certification.

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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
  • Software Engineer
  • Cybersecurity
  • Database Administrator
  • Systems Programmer/Analyst
  • Information Technology Support Specialist

Major Requirements

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Communication
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Computer Hardware
  • Programming Structures
  • Computer Software
  • Management of Info. System Projects
  • Systems Project
  • CIS Electives (12 upper-level semester hours not including CIS 101, 310 or 350)

Requirements for Web Development Concentration:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Communication
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Web Authoring and Publishing
  • Programming Structures
  • Computer Software
  • Advanced Web Design
  • Web Programming or Web Programming II
  • Object-Oriented Programming or Object-Oriented Programming Using Java
  • Database Management Systems
  • Management of Info. System Projects
  • Systems Project

Choose 3 semester hours from:

  • Computer Graphics
  • Multimedia Writing
  • Writing for New Media

Minor Requirements

  • Computer Hardware
  • Programming Structures
  • 12 semester hours of upper-level courses

Computer Information Systems Faculty