Computing Technology and Information Systems (CTIS) students learn how computers work, from large big-data systems to minuscule wearable devices, as they develop valuable problem-solving and communication skills.
A dynamic experience for faculty and students, the CTIS program allows students to actively learn theory and application to solve real-world problems both in and out of the classroom, from working on new networking and virtual server technologies to making information technology more accessible to a wider population. Classes are held in a hands-on lab environment where students observe and apply course concepts as they are taught.
CTIS students seek jobs in information technology and information systems, including business systems analysis, database administration, software development and systems administration. CTIS majors develop a background in the theory and practice of computer programming, management of information systems, operating systems and database systems.
Specializations include information technology with networking and advanced programming as well as information systems with e-business and systems analysis and design. Electives explore advanced topics in computing and connections between computing and other disciplines, such as art, geology or mathematics.