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CIS Program Outcomes

The program enables students to achieve (by the time of graduation) the following outcomes within the framework of professionally accepted Information Systems practices:

SO1: Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
SO2: Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
SO3: Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
SO4: Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
SO5: Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
SO6: Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment. [IS]
Approved and adopted by the Board May, 2018


SO1: Knowledge of basic information systems theory and concepts and the skills to apply this knowledge to the functional areas of business
SO2: Knowledge of project management tools and techniques as they apply to Information Systems projects
SO3: Knowledge of programming processes including planning, writing, testing, executing and debugging
SO4: Knowledge of database design, development and management
SO5: Knowledge of telecommunications and networking systems
SO6: Knowledge of web-based systems
SO7: Knowledge of operating systems
SO8: Knowledge of how to create and utilize team approaches to problem solving
SO9: Advanced knowledge in an IS area
SO10: Ability to support the delivery and management of information systems
Approved and adopted by the Board May, 2006