A Top Field for Proven Growth
The computer information systems (CIS) major, a requirement for many information systems (IS) positions, is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers, such as programmers, network managers, management information systems directors, and systems project leaders for applications in business, industry, and government. Even in a difficult economy, careers in information systems (IS) are ranked among the top fields for expected growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that several careers in the computer field requiring a bachelor’s degree will grow faster, through 2016, than other occupations requiring the same level of education.
The CIS-Mobile program is for non-traditional students or working professionals interested in expanding their skill set. Degree or certificate options are available. Students can complete the 42 credit hour CIS major in the comfort of their own home or office. Courses are not cohort-based, allowing students to take just one class or complete the major requirements in as few as five semesters or at their own pace. No previous college experience is required to begin the CIS-major.
CIS-M courses, which follow the ACM Curricular Model, mirror those available to traditional, on-site students at Milligan. The major encompasses all aspects of the CIS discipline, from programming to networking to systems analysis and software development. The program uses MP3s, podcasting, and simulations for fundamental, hands-on labs.
On-site and online CIS courses are taught simultaneously within each 15-week semester. 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) Alliance to enrolled students.
Tuition for the program is $285 per credit hour, which is one of the most economical programs in our region and is even priced below the local state university rate. But you get so much more at Milligan. Teaching you is more than a job to our faculty – it’s a mission. They are dedicated teachers, experienced professionals, and trusted mentors who invest time, energy, and ideas to inspire you and help you reach your highest potential. It’s not just a degree. It’s your future.
Milligan College has earned the respect of employers locally and throughout the U.S. Our graduates are leaders in many Tri-Cities corporations and organizations. In Milligan’s program, you’ll learn from experienced faculty who are respected and caring Christian scholars committed to scholarship, excellence in teaching, and the faith development of their students.
Milligan’s faculty are qualified and experienced professors. Most importantly, they are excellent teachers and caring mentors.
Students must meet the college’s admissions requirements, but no previous college courses are needed. To earn a bachelor’s degree, students must also complete the college’s general education requirements. Call today to learn more!