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2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
    
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition

Computer Information Management


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Dean: Traci Fahimi​, EdD
Academic Chair: Dan Scott, DBA, MBA
Faculty: Carolina Kussoy; Roopa Mathur, PhD; Michael Salviani

Courses

The Computer Information Management (CIM) Department in the School of Business Sciences conducts a program designed to offer training in hardware and software applications used in a variety of environments and enterprises. The program encompasses a broad area of study, including computer operating systems, software applications, and networking and internetworking technologies. Courses are designed to prepare students at various levels of competence-from the novice to the expert-for immediate employment, professional careers, and/or transfer. The program combines classroom lecture/demonstration and individual hands-on training in a laboratory setting. Faculty members work closely with local businesses and industries to ensure relevant and state-of-the-art training.

Major

Students may pursue associate degree majors and certificates of achievement in administrative assistant, business information worker, computer applications, local area networks (Cisco), and web authoring; they may also complete certificates of proficiency in A+, Network+, Linux+; CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Routing and Switching; office assistant; spreadsheets; and web page authoring.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Administrative Assistant

Upon completion of the administrative assistant program, students will be able to

  • Apply computing techniques to solve common business problems, to manipulate and interpret data, and to disseminate the data, methodology, analysis, and results.
  • Engage in critical thinking to manipulate the features and functions of common business applications to produce a variety of business documents.
  • Compose, criticize, evaluate, and revise the content and structure of written business communications.

Computer Applications

Upon completion of the computer applications program, students will be able to

  • Apply computing techniques to solve common business problems, to manipulate and interpret data, and to disseminate the data, methodology, analysis, and results.
  • Engage in critical thinking to manipulate the features and functions of common business applications to produce a variety of business documents.
  • Compose, criticize, evaluate, and revise the content and structure of written business communications.

Information Technology

Upon completion of the information technology program, students will be able to

  • Apply fundamental knowledge of computing and the current use of technology techniques, skills and tools necessary for the computing practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, critically evaluate, and solve business problems with technology solutions using qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental ability to identify and analyze user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.
  • Provide information technology technical assistance to computer and network users.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of the IT career field and the need to be a lifelong learner.

Web Authoring

Upon completion of the web authoring program, students will be able to

  • Apply computing techniques to solve common business problems, to manipulate and interpret data, and to disseminate the data, methodology, analysis, and results.
  • Engage in critical thinking to manipulate the features and functions of common business applications to produce a variety of business documents.
  • Compose, criticize, evaluate, and revise the content and structure of written business communications.

Potential Careers

Examples of careers in the various computer information management areas include the following:

  • Business Information Worker, Secretary, Executive Secretary, Office Assistant, Executive Assistant, Receptionist, Office Clerk, Administrative Assistant, and/or Word Processor/Typist.

  • Computer Support Specialist, Technical Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician, Computer Support Assistant, and Computer Operator.

  • Computer Network Analyst, Computer Network Administrator, or Computer Network Technician.

  • Asst. Web Developer, Web Designer*, Webmaster*, and Web Developer*.

        * May require additional education.

Programs

    Associate in ScienceCertificate of AchievementCertificate of Proficiency

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