Computer & Information Systems

Lyndon State College offers real-world preparation for exciting, in-demand careers in computer information systems. CIS majors learn about computer systems and the way humans and computers interact from a scientific perspective. Instruction in networking, hardware, security, databases, and system development will provide you with a foundation of knowledge, problem solving, and logical thinking that will serve as a competitive advantage to you in your career, in whatever computing field you choose. Computing offers great opportunities for true creativity and innovativeness!

Big Data? Big Future!

Data scientists are in high demand but short supply. Computing and computer technology are part of just about everything that touches our lives from the cars we drive, to the movies we watch, to the ways businesses and governments deal with us. Understanding different dimensions of computing is part of the necessary skill set for an educated person in the 21st century. Whether you want to be a scientist, develop the next great application, or be an IT professional, studying computing for software engineering and information technology will provide you with valuable knowledge.

Experiential learning is a cornerstone of a Lyndon education.

The computing curriculum gives students real-world, hands-on experiences. All Computer Information Systems majors complete a computing-related internship — filling roles such as network engineers, software developers, and IT assistants.

Integrated Computer Applications – 4cr
Database Management – 4cr
Help Desk and Soft Skills – 3cr
Information Security – 4cr
Introduction to Operating Systems – 4cr
Web Development I – 4cr
Introduction to Computer Science – 4cr
Computer Science I – 4cr
Advanced Database Management – 4cr
C++ Programming – 4cr
Introduction to Information Technology – 3cr
Computer Networks I – 3cr
Principles of Management – 3cr

Most of these courses fulfill requirements of the A.S. degree in CIS- IT option. 

Be sure to choose program electives carefully so they apply to bachelor program as well.

Behavioral and Social Sciences (courses may be in either subject area) – 9cr
Humanities and Fine Arts (courses may be in either subject area) – 9cr
Natural or Physical Science (must include at least one course with a lab) – 7cr
English Composition/Writing – 6cr
Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning – 3cr

Organizational Behavior & Communications in Business – 3cr
Computer Hardware & Organization – 3cr
Introduction to Perl Programming – 1cr
Introduction to Python – 1cr
System Administration Essentials – 4cr
Programming Internet & Web Applications Part II – 3cr
Cloud Computing 4 Advanced Web Tools – 3cr
System Analysis & Design – 3cr
Advanced Networks – 4cr
Advanced Computer Security – 4cr
Internship in Computer Science – 3cr
CIS Capstone – 3cr
Sets, Logic, and Proof – 3cr