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Computer Information Systems & Computer Science

Mission

The mission of the Department of Computer Information Systems & Computer Science is to create an active, experiential learning environment that prepares students to be able to plan, design and manage an e-commerce- ready enterprise that is driven by efficient business processes and supported by a Web-ready integrated database environment.

To fulfill our mission the following overall goals of the Department of CIS/CS are to:

  • Teach and broadly disseminate fundamental knowledge concerning the design, use and implementation of organizational computer information systems.
  • Prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills for success in the workplace and life-long learning as a business professional in the field of computer information systems.
  • Maintain a high level of effectiveness in instruction, intellectual contribution and professional service.
  • Provide an environment conducive to attracting students and developing professional faculty.
  • Develop fundamental understanding of programming through the systematic study of algorithmic processes that create, describe, and transform information.  

Outlined Program of Study

The program of study of CIS/CS focuses on the development and management of computer information systems in a business environment.

The CIS/CS curriculum is geared towards preparing students to:

  • Acquire skills, competencies and knowledge required to design, implement, and use computer information systems.
  • Successfully pursue professional careers in the field of computer information systems.
  • Prepare students with programming and analysis interests in the computer science minor.

 **Computer Information Systems Major
Requirements (B. S. Degree, 120 hours)


General Education                                            52 hours
SLSB Core Courses                                           26 hours

ACC 201 Financial Accounting d
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting
ECO 232 Micro-Economics    
FNB 300    Principles of Finance
MGT 200    Intro to Legal Environments 
MGT 213 Managerial Communications 
MGT 314    Management and Organizational Behavior
MKT 300    Principles of Marketing


Required Computer Info. Systems Courses      21 hours
CIS 210 Introduction to Software Development
CIS 263 Networks and Telecommunication
CIS 265 Electronic Commerce
CIS 360 Database Design and Implementation
CIS 362 IS Hardware and Software
CIS 364 Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 368 Application Programming

Restricted Electives                                           9 hours
CIS 369 Advanced Application Programming    
CIS 370 Cyber Crime and Cyber Security
CIS 413 IT Strategy, Management, and 
CIS 460 IT Project Management
CIS 461 Data Mining and Decision Support Systems
CIS 490 Senior Research

Total Hours Required for Degree                     120 hours

**Cyber Security degree with Digital Forensics minor
Requirements (B. S. Degree, 120 hours)

General Education                                                                      52 hours
SLSB Core Courses                                                                    13 hours

ACC 201 – Financial Accounting                                                                                                                                 

FNB 300 – Principles of Finance                                                                                                                                

MGT 200 – Intro to Legal Environments                                                                                                                                

**MGT 314 – Management and Organizational Behavior                                                                                                              

Required Computer Information Systems Courses                18 hours
CIS 263 – Networks and Telecommunication                                                                                                      

CIS 265 – Electronic Commerce                                                                                                                                 

CIS 360 – Database Design and Implementation                                                

CIS 362 – IS Hardware and Software                                                                                                                       

CIS 364 – Systems Analysis and Design                                                                                                                  

Plus one of the following:            

CIS 363 – Operating Systems                                                                                                                                      

CIS 368 – Application Programming                                                                                                                         

Required Cyber Security Courses                                                   9 hours
CIS 214 – Foundations of Cyber Crime and Security                                                                         

CIS 215 – Foundations of Digital Forensics

CIS 462 – Network Security Management

Required Mathematics Courses                                                      6 hours
MAT 201 – Statistics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Required Investigative Courses                                                      9 hours
CCJ 180 – Introduction to the Criminal Justice System                                                                                     

CCJ 205 – Criminology                                                                                                                                                   

CCJ 314 – Criminal Investigations

                                                                                                                               

Required Digital Forensics Courses                                               21 hours
CCJ 360 – Introduction to Forensic Investigations                                                                                             

CCJ 480 – Ethics in Criminal Justice                                                                                                                           

CIS 320 – Cryptography Methods                                                                                                                             

Plus one of the following:

CCJ 370 – Perspectives on Terrorism                                                                                                                      

CCJ 375 – Homeland Security

Total Hours Required for Degree                                                   120 hours

Courses

CIS/CS Course Descriptions

Certifications

Certifications at VUU (Certiport Testing)

MS Office Specialist

MS Office 2013

MOS: MS  Office PowerPoint 2013

MS Technology Associate

MS Technology Associate

MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals

MS Technology Associate

MS Technology Associate

MTA: Software Development Fundamentals (C#)

MS Technology Associate

MS Technology Associate

MTA: Software Development Fundamentals (VB)

MS Technology Associate

MS Technology Associate

MTA: Database Fundamentals

MS Technology Associate

MS Technology Associate

MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

MS Technology Associate

MS Technology Associate

MTA: Networking Fundamentals

MS Technology Associate

MS Technology Associate

MTA: Security Fundamentals

MS Technology Associate

MS Technology Associate

MTA: Mobility and Device Fundamentals

MS Technology Associate

MS Technology Associate

MTA: Cloud Fundamentals

MS Technology Associate

MS Technology Associate

MTA: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

MS Technology Associate

MS Technology Associate

MTA: Software Testing Fundamentals (C#)

MS Technology Associate

MS Technology Associate

MTA: Software Testing Fundamentals (VB)

Faculty

Iantha Malbon, Chair, Associate Professor 

Networking, Project Management, Operating Systems

ifmalbon@vuu.edu / (804)257-5663 / 104-F Ellison Hall

Ruth Lamprecht, Assistant Professor, CS Advisor

Modeling, Simulation, and Programming

relamprecht@vuu.edu / (804) 257-5671 / 104-C Ellison Hall

Harold Spencer

System Analyst, Database, and Microsoft Office

hespencer@vuu.edu  / (804) 257-3822 / 104-C Ellison Hall