Why Choose Computer Information Systems?
The Associate in Applied Science degree, offered through the College of Business at Ferris, prepares students to support computing systems by providing programming, systems analysis, network administration, and some database management skills.
Entry-level positions include such jobs as: programmer/analyst, network administrator, systems analyst, computer support specialist, and other related positions in the field.
This program has close relationships with industry through an industry advisory board and offers internships as a practical hands-on experience. The hands-on approach gives graduates a real-world look at their field.
Get a Great Job
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), some of the fastest growth jobs for 2004-2014 are in computer and computing-related positions. The BLS also predicts that professional and service occupations will increase the fastest, and will account for over 50% of the total job growth during the decade.
Furthermore, many sources predict a shortage of much needed IS professionals despite rumors and actual off-shore outsourcing of programming positions over the next several years. New Information Systems positions are needed to reflect this changing landscape and to be current with technologies.
Computers and Information Systems have become essential to all aspects of business and life. Professionals are needed to relate the problem-solving abilities of a computer system to an individual business department, corporation, or a multi-national enterprise.
The CIS program provides maximum flexibility for students, and easily changes with the market place. The curriculum core is aligned to a national standard (IS 2002) produced by the ACM, AITP, and AIS professional societies. This core was created from skills and attributes listed in thousands of job advertisements for IS positions.
The Associate in Applied Science degree is aligned to easily flow into the four-year BS degree in CIS if so desired.
Applicants must present evidence of graduation from high school or the GED. To enter an Associate degree (A.A.S.) Program in Business, applicants are expected to meet two of the following: a minimum high school grade point average of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale); ACT MATH score of 17 or higher; an ACT READING score of 17 or higher.
The Computer Information Systems program at Ferris leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major, and overall.
Accountancy, Finance & Info Systems
119 South Street BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
call (231) 591-2434
or email AFIS@ferris.edu