The department of computer information systems (CIS) offers students the opportunity to build a strong, broad base of knowledge from several major areas of computing including programming, security, database design and administration, web development, networking, hardware, and operating systems. After obtaining experience through two internships, graduates earning an HLGU Bachelor of Science (B.S.) of Computer Information Systems (CIS), have consistently found their place in the tech industry at a 93% placement rate. Students of other disciplines are encouraged to explore the possibility of adding a CIS minor, to their major.
Statement of Mission and Purpose
The mission of Hannibal-LaGrange University is to provide excellent education in both liberal arts and professional disciplines in a distinctively Christian environment that integrates Christian faith and learning in preparing graduates for personal and career effectiveness.
The mission of the Computer Information Systems department is to provide an excellent professional education in the field of computers and technology in a distinctively Christian environment that integrates Christian faith and learning in preparing graduates for personal and career effectiveness.
Broad Program Goals
It is the goal of the Computer Information Systems Department to help a student develop personal values and professional skills preparing them for further study in the fields of computers and technology and making them marketable in a computer or technology-related field. This will be accomplished through classroom instruction, professional modeling, individual projects and an extensive program of internships providing real-world hands-on experience based on a broad set of foundational skills from the CIS field including Hardware, Software, Programming, Database, Networking, and Web Design.
Objectives for the CIS Graduate
- Install, use and support hardware and software in accordance to IT professional standards.
- Create original meaningful programs in accordance with IT professional standards.
- Design and support databases applications in accordance to IT professional standards.
- Design, implement and administrate networks in accordance to IT professional standards.
- Design, create and support websites in accordance with IT professional standards.
- Acquire professional IT experience through internships.
- Demonstrate commitment to ethical professional conduct.
We Stand Out
CIS students have their own dedicated learning lab. The special access lab offers students their individual place to work, interact, discover, and play with various types of technology.
Internships & Projects
CIS students have the opportunity to complete 2 internships, and 1 senior project to grow in expertise, using real-life knowledge to secure future opportunities.
Diverse Student Interests
A love of computers and technology aligns nicely with most any other discipline. CIS students are encouraged to explore those interests by selecting a minor and student clubs and activities develop those skills.
As a department, both CIS faculty and students are encouraged to see value in all people, uphold Christ honoring ethics, and value using our knowledge for service to others and God.
Success in Job Placement
CIS graduates have had success in finding jobs in the IT field right out of college, at a placement rate of 93%!
Through time spent in the labs, extracurricular activities, and departmental activities, HLGU CIS students develop a sense of community. CIS students often stage informal events, such as LAN parties in the lab, or impromptu lunch outings.
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Last updated January 11, 2019