The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department offers programs in Computer Information Systems and Computer Network Technology leading to the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Both programs provide students with technical competence in the field of computer information systems and a basic understanding of business organization and the role of computer information systems in support of the management process. Students may prepare for a variety of entry-level positions and for transfer to senior colleges.
In addition, the department offers a program in Computer Science leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree which is intended for the student who is interested in a more theoretical course of study. Students in this program are prepared for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in computer science.
Internships and Real World Experience
One of the major mentorship/internship opportunities for CIS students is with Bank of New York Mellon. In the past three semesters, the partnership with BNY Mellon provided mentorship to all CIS/CNT/CSC/GIS students plus paid summer internships, often leading to full-time jobs.
The CIS department offers boot camps and hackathons for students to learn more and gain valuable experience. Student clubs meet on Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. and go over a variety of topics of interest. The department also hosts guest speakers and potential employers in the computer industry as well as specialized networking events.
Every year the CIS department celebrates GIS day, which includes an exhibit of student and faculty projects.
Computer Programming Club
The Computer Programming Club meets on Wednesdays, from 2-4 p.m. and provides students the opportunity to explore and hone their programming skills. Through our club, students have access to a wide range of resources, including workshops, mentorship programs, and hackathons. We also strive to inform our members on current trends in the programming world, and help prepare them for success in the professional industry. Our club is led by experienced programmers who are passionate about teaching others the fundamentals of coding. We offer an engaging environment where students can come together to learn from each other and grow as coders.
The Cybersecurity chapter at the club supports students in their cybersecurity endeavors through workshops, tech talks and cybersecurity projects.
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The Robotics club meets on Wednesdays, from 2-4 p.m. and offers a range of events including lectures by experts in the field, tutorials on how to build robots, hands-on workshops, competitions with other universities, and social gatherings. Members will have access to resources such as 3D printers, microcontrollers, and other equipment necessary for building robots. Furthermore, members will get to work with experienced mentors and attend workshops to learn new technologies.
For more information, contact Professor Edgar Delgado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIS professors conduct their own research and there are opportunities for students to participate.