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CIS Recruiting Presentation

  1. 1. Why Choose Mesa State College? Quality Education! Quality Lifestyle! . Dr. Carpenter’s home page
  2. 2. MSC’s Smaller Class Size <ul><li>Fall 2004 Enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Mesa State College = 6,200 enrolled </li></ul><ul><li>(Small classes allow faculty to focus on you) </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado Univ. Boulder = 29,000 enrolled </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado State Univ. = 24,700 enrolled </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  3. 3. MSC’s Lower Tuition Cost <ul><li>Mesa State College = $1,361.00 /Semester </li></ul><ul><li>(@ 2004-05 rates) </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado Univ. Boulder = $2,225.00 /Semester </li></ul><ul><li>( 40% higher than MSC) </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado State Univ. = $3,744.00 /Semester </li></ul><ul><li>( 64% higher than MSC) </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado College (private) =$14,322.00 /Semester </li></ul><ul><li>( 90% higher than MSC) </li></ul>.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Great student to faculty ratio: 19:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly and available faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive free computer labs & networks </li></ul><ul><li>Centers available for assistance: </li></ul><ul><li>• Financial aid </li></ul><ul><li>• Employment search center </li></ul><ul><li>• Academic support </li></ul><ul><li>• Disability services </li></ul><ul><li>• Community service </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Other Advantages of MSC
  5. 5. Outrageous Outdoor Recreation <ul><li>With nearly 300 days of sunshine, you can’t beat Grand Junction, Colorado! </li></ul><ul><li>Winter: Snowboarding, Skiing & Ice Climbing </li></ul><ul><li>Summer: Rafting, Hiking, Mt. Biking, Rock Climbing, </li></ul><ul><li>Golfing, Fishing & Camping </li></ul><ul><li>Any Time: State & National Parks, The Grand Mesa, </li></ul><ul><li>Scenic Byways, Monuments & Wineries </li></ul><ul><li>Mesa State’s Outdoor Program is packed with activities year round!! </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>“ Employment in the information super sector is expected to increase by 18.5 percent, adding 632,000 jobs by 2012.” </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics: </li></ul><ul><li>2004-2005 Occupational Outlook Handbook </li></ul>Increased Job Opportunity
  7. 8. CIS Growth through 2008 <ul><li>Computer Engineer +108% </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Support Specialist +102% </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Analyst + 94% </li></ul><ul><li>Database Administrator + 77% </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop Publishing Specialist + 73% </li></ul><ul><li>US Bureau of Labor Statistics </li></ul>
  8. 9. Five Fastest Growing Occupations <ul><li>#1: Network / Data Communication Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>#2: Physician Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>#3: Computer Application Software Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>#4: Computer Software Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>#5: Database Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>U.S. Department of Labor
  9. 10. $ High Expected Salary $ <ul><li>Computer Support Specialists $25,500 - $73,600 </li></ul><ul><li>Database Administrators $32,500 - $90,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Specialists $36,400 - $93,600 </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Administrators $39,900 - $92,200 </li></ul><ul><li>Network Systems Analysts $40,600 - $89,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Systems Analysts $44,300 - $92,200 </li></ul><ul><li>Information Systems Managers $55,000 -$144,700 </li></ul><ul><li>Average for all IT Professions $39,171 - $95,900 </li></ul><ul><li>“ The sky’s the limit” </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Less “glass ceiling” for women & minorities </li></ul><ul><li>CIS/CS courses valuable for any major to boost resume – employers want CIS skills </li></ul><ul><li>Great undergraduate degree to move on to graduate school – MS, MBA, PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Plenty of practical internships available </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for professionalism and certification </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching/training computer topics in high demand – free lance or training center </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Other CIS Career Issues
  11. 12. What is CIS?
  12. 13. Computer Science (in Math Dept at MSC ) TECI (at UTEC) Computer Information Systems (in Business Dept at MSC) Major Minor Assoc. Mathematics-Based, Theoretical, Experimental -- “ Software Engineering” “ System Engineering” -- Oriented Toward Solving Organizations’ Problems Major Minor Assoc. Basic concepts, such as systems analysis and design, plus advanced topics of data com, database, nets, webs, multimedia, e-commerce Intro to the disciplines & networking fundamentals – includes specialty programs, like Cisco. Comp. Engin- eering Elec-tricity & Elec-tronics State-of-the-art fields: algorithms & data structures, automata, artificial intelligence and other theories. Expensive, graduate-level programs -- not offered at MSC. Computing Disciplines Assoc. .
  13. 14. <ul><li>Choose Computer Science if </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You prefer a math intensive environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You think programming is fun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are not as people oriented </li></ul></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Computer Information Systems if </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are good at problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have good writing and speaking skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You like working with people and computers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>General Recommendations
  14. 15. <ul><li>Emphasis on role of systems, how to solve organizational problems. ( 33 cr hrs) </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty for IS continually revise courses to include new, advancing technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamentals of business. (27 cr hrs) </li></ul><ul><li>Real-world cooperative education. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>CIS Major is ideal for students to get practical business skills
  15. 16. <ul><li>CSCI 110 Beginning Programming </li></ul><ul><li>TECI 260 Info Tech Hardware & System Software </li></ul><ul><li>CISB 205 Advanced Business Software </li></ul><ul><li>CISB 210 Fundamentals of Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>CISB 331 Advanced Business Programming </li></ul><ul><li>CISB 392 Information Systems Theory & Practice </li></ul><ul><li>CISB 400 Data Communications & Network Mgmt. </li></ul><ul><li>CISB 442 Systems Analysis & Design </li></ul><ul><li>CISB 451 Database Administration </li></ul><ul><li>CISB 460 Electronic Commerce Systems </li></ul><ul><li>CISB 471 Advanced Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Curriculum Matches National Standard
  16. 17. More about CIS jobs!
  17. 18. <ul><li>Oversees development of information systems </li></ul><ul><li>Looks at organizational goals and resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within a large firm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As an independent consultant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For an outsource service provider </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High demand occupation </li></ul><ul><li>Pay range ~$30,000-$55,000 or more </li></ul><ul><li>Need business background & people skills </li></ul><ul><li>Typically need degree in CIS (sometimes in CS) </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>System Analyst
  18. 19. <ul><li>Database administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Network administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Project team leader </li></ul><ul><li>Web developer or webmaster </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia specialist </li></ul><ul><li>User support specialist </li></ul><ul><li>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>IT Manager / Chief Information Officer </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>System Analysis Related Jobs
  19. 20. <ul><li>Choice for a minority of CIS majors </li></ul><ul><li>Write programs for </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software manufacturers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Large organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As a consultant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For outsource service providers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Strong math skills/background </li></ul><ul><li>High demand </li></ul><ul><li>Pay range ~$25,000-$45,000 </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Computer Programmer
  20. 21. <ul><li>Help people with computer hardware and software problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within an organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As part of an outsource service provider </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Good communication/interpersonal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Good computer knowledge and skills </li></ul><ul><li>High school or college education </li></ul><ul><li>Pay range ~ hourly wage to $30,000 salary </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Help Desk Specialist
  21. 22. <ul><li>CIS combined with English major/minor </li></ul><ul><li>Good writing skills and technical knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Create … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructions manuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write RFPs and RFIs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbooks/supplements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting pay ~$20,000-35,000 annually </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Technical Writer
  22. 23. Summary <ul><li>MSC’s CIS Program: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop CIS skills and knowledge to become competitive in today's market in a wide variety of career choices with potential to earn a higher than average wage. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>Mesa State College : </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost, small class size, great education, awesome scenery and outdoor programs. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  23. 24. Computer Information Systems at Mesa State College Quality Education! Quality Lifestyle! Why are you waiting? .

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