Computer Information Systems is an interdisciplinary major intended to prepare students in the specialized areas of Web Design, Networking, Technical support, and Programming. Starting from a solid foundation in business and computer concepts, students learn to appreciate and understand the relationships between these two disciplines. The major prepares students to design and implement information decisions support systems: hence, they can fill management, planning, and decision-making roles within any organization. In addition, the emphasis areas will further enable students to fill positions that require specialized skills in computer technology areas. This major also prepares students for graduate studies in business, information systems, or related fields. Graduates from this major may expect to secure jobs as Web Designers, Graphic Art Specialists, Network Specialist/Administrators, Computer Help desk Specialists and Programmers.
Computer Networks and Cybersecurity
Courses in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity may include:
Science of Crime
Web Design and Programming Languages for Applications
Markus Spiske / UnsplashCoursework
Advanced Computer Applications
Intro to Computer Science
Introduction to Visual Basic
Management Information Systems
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Management
Senior Research Seminar
Visual Basic for Applications
There are over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College. These are specifically related to Computer Information Systems:
Entrepreneurial Action Us (ENACTUS): ENACTUS offers students hands-on experience in various types of business, from annual competitions to establishing and managing the first Subway restaurant run by college students.
Business Partnerships: An assortment of courses, in this major, offer opportunities to work with local business partners to complete projects.
Ferrum College believes in hands-on learning in tandem with classroom and textbook studies. Here is how: Internships: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship.
Computer Labs: There are several paid positions offered to students in the computer labs throughout campus.
Work Study: Positions are available in Computer Services for students qualifying for work study.
What can I be with a major in Computer Information Systems?
Computer Systems Manager
Software Talent Agent