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CIS – Computer Information Systems Outcomes

AAS - Computer Information Systems AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Apply computer technology to address business information system needs.
  • Professional Competence
Process Develop and evaluate system requirements. Design, implement and deploy systems. Evaluate, test, debug and troubleshoot systems.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Technology Create effective databases and user interfaces. Develop small programs. Use network concepts and terminology to communicate with vendors and users. Select appropriate technology tools by recognizing tool capabilities and limitations.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Information Systems in Business Apply operational business knowledge in addressing information systems needs.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Personal and Interpersonal Communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Work effectively in teams. Manage time, tasks and projects. Take ownership of IS career by adapting and learning new skills.
  • Communication
  • Professional Competence
  • Self-Reflection

AAS - Web Development and Design AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Apply internet-enabled technologies to meet customer needs.
  • Professional Competence
Communicate with customers to determine system requirements and develop functional specifications.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Design, develop and test secure and reliable internet-enabled applications.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Create data models to effectively solve customer problems, leveraging evolving resources of artificial intelligence and machine learning as appropriate.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Create well-designed user interfaces with awareness of social, cultural, economic and demographic differences and markets.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Professional Competence
Exercise equity awareness and interpersonal fluency in collaborating with others.
  • Communication
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Professional Competence
Learn new competencies independently.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence

AAS - Network Administration AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Identify and describe hardware and software networking components.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Troubleshoot and maintain networking systems.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Install & configure operating systems.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Install & configure networking components.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Integrate security practices into the design, installation, configuration and management of networking system.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence

AAS - Cybersecurity AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Analyze a broadly-defined security problem and apply principles of cybersecurity to the design and implementation of solutions.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Communication
  • Professional Competence
Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in cybersecurity practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Professional Competence
  • Self-Reflection
Function effectively as a member of a team engaged in cybersecurity activities.
  • Communication
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Professional Competence
  • Self-Reflection

ACERT1 - Computer Information Systems One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Communicate and problem solve effectively in teams and with others in developing information systems, project plans and to achieve common business or information technology goals.
  • Communication
Defines basic components of an operating system and can: Install Windows and/or Linux OS; format and partition hard drives; organize directory/folder structures for easy access’ use basic OS utilities; configure desktop and operating environment for individual users’ work effectively in Command Line and/or GUI to scan directories, copy or move files, rename or change file/folder attributes.
  • Professional Competence
Interpret, analyze and evaluate complex technical and professional documents and visuals and use current programs to produce business and technical communication.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Create simple web sites using the latest xhtml standards and which include cascading style sheets, links, images, forms and canned script.
  • Professional Competence
Use diagramming software to design basic home or business networks that includes clients and servers, routers, switches, hubs and access points and configures wireless networks for security.
  • Professional Competence
Use diagramming software to design simple but effective relational databases through the use of business rules Relational Database Management System to create and Entity Relationship Diagrams and uses MS Access tables and relationships that enforce referential integrity; forms; queries; and reports.
  • Professional Competence
Translate simple business problems or requests into workable programming algorithms, test solutions and complete coding.
  • Professional Competence

ACERT - C# Application Programming Less Than One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Demonstrate C#.NET programming ability.
  • Professional Competence
Demonstrate an ability to analyze customer requirements and design a software solution.
  • Professional Competence
Demonstrate an ability to communicate potential software solutions to peers.
  • Communication

ACERT - Java Application Programming Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Demonstrate Java programming ability.
  • Professional Competence
Demonstrate an ability to analyze customer requirements and design a software solution.
  • Professional Competence
Demonstrate an ability to communicate potential software solutions to peers.
  • Professional Competence

ACERT - Network Administration: Linux Server Less Than One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Properly install Linux server software on an appropriately sized computer, configure the software for a simple server environment and connect it correctly to a physical network.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Manage a simple networking environment, effectively troubleshooting common problems, adding new users and attending to security concerns.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
  • Self-Reflection

ACERT - Network Security - Linux Less Than One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Manage a simple networking environment using a Linux server, effectively troubleshooting common problems; managing files, users, groups, and services; and attending to security.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence

ACERT - Network Security - Windows Less Than One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Manage a simple Windows networking environment, effectively troubleshooting common problems, adding new users and attending to security.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence

ACERT - Secure Programming Less Than One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Design and implement a software application that meets customer requirements, and accesses and manages data securely.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Analyze a broadly-defined security problem and apply principles of secure coding to the design and implementation of solutions.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence

ACERT - Network Administration: Microsoft Server Less Than One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Properly install Microsoft server software on an appropriately sized computer, configure the software for a simple server environment and connect it correctly to a physical network.
  • Professional Competence
Manage a simple networking environment, effectively troubleshooting common problems, adding new users and attending to security concerns.
  • Professional Competence

ACERT - Database Design and SQL Less Than One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Demonstrate an ability to convey database design intentions using a database design tool.
  • Professional Competence
Demonstrate an ability to convert user requests into SQL queries that provide users with what they need.
  • Communication
Demonstrate an ability to understand user needs and implement a database that solves all user requests.
  • Communication
  • Professional Competence
Code and test SQL queries.
  • Professional Competence

ACERT - Web Application Development Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Demonstrate an ability to understand user problems and implement solutions using PHP, HTML, CSS, Java and Javascript, both on the web and via mobile applications.
  • Professional Competence

ACERT - Cybersecurity Foundations Less Than One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Apply computer technology to address information system needs with security in mind.
  • Professional Competence
Communicate and problem solve effectively to achieve common information technology security goals.
  • Communication
Analyze a system for common security vulnerabilities, identify security principles that are violated, and apply appropriate security controls.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Identify and assess the applicability of cybersecurity legislation.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

ACERT - Advanced Windows Network Security Less Than One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Administer a Windows Server networking environment, both local and remote, effectively troubleshooting problems; managing users, groups, and computers; applying best practices for password management and user control; and implementing security appropriate to the organization.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence