Computer Information Systems - Mobile
The CIS online major is for working professionals and/or non-degree seeking students. (Non-degree seeking students who complete the major requirements will receive a Certificate in Computer Information Systems.) CIS-M courses are offered with on-site and online courses being taught simultaneously within each semester/term.
CIS-M courses follow the ACM Curricular Model and mirror those available to traditional on-site students at Milligan. Courses are delivered to the student via Milligan’s Internet course management system and the technology development lab using a server dedicated to facilitate student access to software supplied by Milligan’s Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) agreement to enrolled students.
Questions? Contact CIS@milligan.edu.
Computer Information Systems - Mobile - B.S.
Core courses in the major:
- CIS 201M Hardware Fundamentals (3 hrs)
- CIS 211M Programming Logic (3 hrs)
- CIS 297M Object Oriented Programming (3 hrs)
- CIS 301M Operating Systems (3 hrs)
- CIS 420M Networking and Communications (3 hrs)
Additional Courses for the CIS Major:
- BADM 365M Operations Management (3 hrs)
- CIS 120M Computer Applications: Word/Powerpoint (1 hrs)
- CIS 125M Computer Applications: Exel (1 hrs)
- CIS 130M Computer Applications: Access (1 hrs)
- CIS 305M Database Management (3 hrs)
- CIS 318M Web Theory and Design (3 hrs)
- CIS 341M Systems Analysis and Design (3 hrs)
- CIS 450M Software Engineering (3 hrs)
- MATH 213M Statistics (3 hrs)
- Electives in CIS (6 hrs)
- Choose two from the following:
- CIS 310M Enterprise Resource Planning (3 hrs)
- CIS 410M Server Administration (3 hrs)
- CIS 411M Server Infrastructure (3 hrs)
- CIS 495M Special Topics (3 hrs)
- CIS 491 Internship (1-6 hrs)
- CS 418M Server-Side Programming (3 hrs)
- CS 430M Information Assurance and Security (3 hrs)
- Choose two from the following:
- 3 hours of mathematics
- Click here for a course rotation on which classes to take when if you want to complete the major as quickly as possible.
- If you're just interested in a few courses, click here for a course schedule through 2017.
Total number of hours required for the major: 42
Students can take just one course at a time or complete the major in as few as four semesters/terms.
Earning a Bachelor's Degree
In addition to completing the CIS-M major requirements, students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems must complete the college’s general education requirements. Send us your transcripts by email or fax (423.461.8789), and we'll evaluate them to see what you might already have completed!
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|* Other electives as needed to complete Milligan's 128 hour graduation requirement.|
CIS 120M. Computer Applications: Microsoft Word/PowerPoint – A hands-on study of the Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint software. Topics include basic editing and formatting, tables and multipage reports, enhanced page layout and design. desktop publishing. Also included are techniques for presentation development, slide layout with media and special effects. Keyboarding skills are assumed. Offered fall and spring terms each year. One semester hour.
CIS 125M. Computer Applications: Microsoft Excel – A hands-on study of Microsoft Excel software. Topics include formatting workbooks, calculating data with functions and formulas, and analyzing and charting financial data. Keyboarding skills are assumed. Offered fall and spring terms each year. One semester hour.
CIS 130M. Computer Applications: Microsoft Access – A hands-on study of Microsoft Access software. Topics include creating a database, defining table relationships, maintain and querying a database and creating forms and reports from databases. Keyboarding skills are assumed. Offered fall and spring terms each year. One semester hour.
CIS 201M. Hardware Fundamentals - A study in information systems hardware and microprocessors including hands-on experience with programming and system structure. The objective is to build a basic understanding of hardware configuration and how it interacts with system software. In conjunction with course CIS 441 this course is directed toward the A+ certification exam. Three semester hours.
CIS 211M. Programming Logic - An introduction to all aspects of object-oriented logic and the problem-solving process. Several high level languages are used with emphasis on good programming practices. Laboratory use of a computer is an integral part of the course. Three semester hours.
CIS 297M. Object Oriented Programming - An introduction to Windows application programming providing a rigorous and comprehensive course in computer programming for students with little or no programming experience. The student should have knowledge of the Windows operating environment. Three semester hours.
CIS 301M. Operating Systems - This course is a survey of systems software, and application software with an emphasis on how hardware and software interact. In conjunction with course CIS 201, this course is directed toward the A+ certification exam. This course serves as a substitute when CIS 491M is not available. Three semester hours.
CIS 305M. Database Management - A basic overview of relational database systems and relational database design. The student acquires a working knowledge of Microsoft Access and the ISO standard SQL language. Prerequisite: CIS 275. Three semester hours.
CIS 341M. Systems Analysis and Design - A study of systems analysis, design, and implementation methods commonly used in systems development. The course provides an overview of the system development life cycle and in-depth coverage of the analysis phase of the life cycle. Prerequisite: CIS 211 or 297. Three semester hours.
CIS 420M. Networking and Communication - An introduction to data transmission concepts and techniques. Topics included are: transmission media, analog and digital signals, data transmissions, multiplexing, network topologies, data security, Ethernet, token rings, and wide area network protocol. Prerequisite: CIS 211. Three semester hours.
CIS 441M. Information Systems Software - This course is a survey of systems software, and application software with an emphasis on how hardware and software interact. In conjunction with course CIS 201, this course is directed toward the A+ certification exam. This course serves as a substitute when CIS 491M is not available. Three semester hours.
CIS 450M. Software Engineering - The senior capstone course in which students incorporate all aspects of previous study in computer information systems such as computer applications, programming, systems analysis, project management, and data communication to solve a real-life business problem. Prerequisites: CIS 305, 341, and 420. Open to senior computer information system majors only or by permission of the instructor. Three semester hours.
BADM 365M. Operations Management - A course designed to provide the student with a broad conceptual framework for the management of operations in today’s competitive, global environment. This course emphasizes the strategic importance of operations decisions and how all functions within an organization interrelate. Specific attention is placed on developing a competitive operations strategy, decision-making, TQM, process management, and the use of technology to create new products and improve processes. Using case analysis and simulations, students develop a deeper understanding of realistic business issues and learn to apply the concepts presented in the text. Three semester hours.
MATH 213M. Statistics - A study of data analysis and statistical inference. Topics include descriptive statistics, an introduction to probability, continuous and discrete random variables, probability distributions, basic sampling techniques, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing with small and large samples, linear regression and correlation, and an introduction to the analysis of variance. Prerequisite: High school algebra or equivalent. Three semester hours.
Six (6) Hours of CIS Electives