Skagit Valley College

Computer Information Systems

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Businesses and industries need skilled workers to design, operate, manage and support their computer systems. Our program will give you the skills and experience needed to get a great job in the Information Technology field.

  • Program Options

    This program is designed to expose students to a broad spectrum of disciplines within the field of Information Technology. This program is offered in a completely online format which is recommended for self-motivated students with strong computer skills.

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  • Outcomes

    Graduates of the Computer Information Systems program will be able to:

    • Be prepared for an entry-level position in the Information Technology field, such as a computer technicians, network tech­nicians, installers, troubleshooters, help desk support personnel.
    • Demonstrate proficiency to install, configure and administer cur­rent popular network and client operating systems, printer, routers and other internetworking devices.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of data protection and network hard­ening techniques.
    • Understand the ethical responsibilities and consequences of IT-related work environments.
    • Understand the fundamentals (variables, sequence, decision/ iteration control structures, intrinsic functions, data structures, testing and debugging, event, sub function & procedures) of com­puter programming.
    • Understand basic database design; recognize and correct flaws in existing database applications.
    • Create business spreadsheets and documents conforming to ac­ceptable business practice.
    • Use business databases, creating additional objects as required, improving performance and output.
    • Effectively use computers to automate business information systems.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, tech­nical and information literacy skills.
    • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes.
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Doris Dunn
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