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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Information Systems

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Build Your IT Career with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

If you’re computer savvy and have an interest in technology, a career in Information Technology could be a rewarding right path for you. With knowledge and skills in operating systems, programming applications, and ethical hacking, you can help organizations plan, implement, and monitor security measures to protect computer networks and information. Contact Charter College today to begin your education.

B.S. in Computer Information Systems Classes and Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to find an entry-level position as a computer systems analyst. In classrooms and labs, you will learn how to manage data, design websites, ethically hack computer systems, and use advanced technology to enhance your potential for employment. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Computer Information Systems topics that you will cover include:

  • A+ Hardware and Software
  • Windows Administration
  • Cisco Switches and Routers
  • Linux Administration
  • Computer Security
  • Server Configuration
  • Network Planning and Maintenance
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Trends in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

View the complete list of Computer Information Systems courses in the Charter College Handbook.

B.S. in Computer Information Systems Certifications

Students who enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems will be prepared to sit for several TestOut Certifications, which verify your knowledge and skills in computer software and operating systems. These certifications include:

  • TestOut PC Pro
  • TestOut Client Pro
  • TestOut Desktop Pro
  • TestOut Linux Pro
  • TestOut Network Pro
  • TestOut Security Pro
  • TestOut Server Pro: Manage and Administer

B.S. in Computer Information Systems Program Length

24 months

In as few as 24 months, you can get started on a rewarding career as a computer systems analyst. Charter College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

Computer Information Systems Blended Learning Delivery Method

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program is available in a blended learning format. The combination of classroom and online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

B.S. Computer Information Systems Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program, you will be able to:

  • Configure a computer operating system
  • Support the setup, install, and deploy a server into an existing network
  • Configure local, network, and security policies and permissions
  • Diagnose common computer issues and replace field-replaceable parts
  • Setup and configure basic software applications
  • Setup, configure, and secure a wireless network
  • Perform a basic installation of a client desktop using a baseline configuration and deploy it onto an existing network
  • Perform a physical assessment of an existing network, as well as identify and locate potential vulnerabilities in the network
  • Perform computer system analysis and design
  • Perform basic subnetting tasks
  • Recommend appropriate action to plug network vulnerabilities
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly identify a common computer, hardware, or network issue and employ troubleshooting skills to correct the identified problem
  • Employ best practices in setting up and configuring basic firewall appliances
  • Properly document all work, including generating tickets and using language appropriate for the end user to understand
  • Define a proper baseline for a computer or network and illustrate how that baseline can be used to identify problems
  • Identify the ethical issues and responsibilities of the computer professional such as ethical hacking
  • Illustrate the processes of information systems project management from project initiation to completion
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Prepare for Entry-Level Computer Information Systems Careers

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program prepares you to handle the duties and requirements of entry-level systems analyst or technical support positions. You can seek employment in businesses, hospitals, school systems, or government organizations.

Charter College Campuses that Offer the B.S. in Computer Information Systems Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program is available at Charter College in Vancouver, WA, and Anchorage, AK.

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