Management: Computer Information Systems Concentration
Computer Information Systems Program at Fisher College
The Computer Information Systems Concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Management Program is designed to give students an understanding of business functions, management principles and the critical role of technology in any modern business or other organization. They will gain a solid foundation in computer science and information systems, while also studying management fundamentals. This program enables students who have an aptitude for technology to pursue their own areas of interest within the field and to be competent administrators within a technology-based organization.
- Comprehensive curriculum covering networking, operating systems, multimedia, programming, databases and web development.
- Unique approach to learning programming using Robotics
- Can be taken as a stand-alone A.S. or BSM concentration and with no loss of credits from students transitioning from the A.S. to BSM degree.
- Required internship component
- Future CS electives such as Geographic Information Systems, Computer Vision & Applications and Computer Security & Applications
|First Year||Credit hours|
|CS101||Computer Concepts and Applications||3|
|CS245||Management Application and Information Systems
|PS101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Second Year||Credit hours|
|CS205||Computer and Sytems Programming I
|CS220||Service Desk Essentials
|CS243||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|MG201||Principles of Management||3|
|MK201||Principles of Marketing||3|
|Lab Science Elective||4|
|Third Year||Credit hours|
|CS210||Database Design and Management
|CS234||Website Programming and Development|
|FI201||Principles of Business Finance||3|
|IS210||Professional Development for Internship||1|
|Social Science Elective||3|
|Fourth Year||Credit hours|
|CS233||System and Network Fundamentals
|CS301||Advanced Web and Application Programming|
|MG441||Business Policy and Strategic Management||3|
|300- or 400-Level Literature
|* A higher level of math (MA 109, 110) may be substituted. MA 117 may be taken as an elective course only.
Minimum credits required for graduation--121.
Potential Careers and Earnings
- Information Technology Departments of various types of corporations, non-profit entities, local government and state agencies
- Retail Technology Stores such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Micron Center
- I.T. Consulting Companies
- I.T. departments of service and education organizations (i.e. hotels, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, car dealerships, etc.)
Potential locally and regional headquartered organizations:
- Local Marriot hotels
- Local Westin hotels
- The BackBay Group
- J.Jill Corporation
- T.J. Maxx
- Fisher College Information Systems Department
- Herb Chamber Group of Companies
- IRA Motors
- Boch Group of companies
- Local area colleges and universities
- Local non-profit organizations
My love of computers began when my family purchased one of the earliest home computers, the Apple II. Being the first kid on my block with a real computer opened my eyes to the amazing technological metamorphous that is enriching all of our lives.Since that fateful day long ago, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and an MBA in Computer Information Systems from Florida Atlantic University. While a graduate student, one of my professors selected me to work as a graduate teaching assistant in the Information Systems department. This was the start of my multi-tasking life, working in the business world during the day and teaching as an adjunct professor at night.
In the business world, I wore many hats. I have rolled out groupware to a salesforce, written code as a programmer, facilitated application development as a business analyst, become a consultant, and conducted corporate training. However, I found my true calling in teaching college students how to use technology so that they will be successful in the business world.
At Fisher College, I have finally merged my two passions. I am lucky enough to teach full-time and to teach what I love. I am an assistant professor and also the program director for the Computer Information and Systems degrees. I teach both entry-level and advanced courses for this major.
Whether you are a business student or computer student, technology is waiting for you after graduation. Together, we will prepare you for the career that is YOUR passion!