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  • 1. Computer Science and Information Technology Concentrations Minors Career Opportunities
  • 2. Concentrations
    • Computer Science
      • Plan to work in one of the many technical areas of computing
      • for those who will pursue graduate study in computer science
      • Usually minor in Mathematics
    • Information Systems
      • Plan to work in some area of computing applications in the business field
      • Usually minor in General Business or Networking
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  • 3. Concentrations
    • Internet and Web Technology
      • Plan to work in the development and support of web-based systems .
      • Emphasizes the construction of Web sites and using scripting languages.
    • Database Administration
      • Plan to work in the design, implementation, and administration of databases , including Web applications
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  • 4. Example Career Opportunities
    • Computer Science
      • Artificial Intelligence – Develop computer that simulate human learning and reasoning ability
      • Software Engineering – Develop methods for the production of software systems on time, within budget, and with few or no defects.
      • Computer Theory – Investigate the fundamental theories of how computers solve problems, and apply the results to other areas of computer science.
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  • 5. Example Career Opportunities
    • Computer Science
      • Operating Systems and Networks – Develop the basic software computers use to supervise themselves or to communicate with other computers.
      • Software Applications – Apply computer science and technology to solving problems outside the computer field – in education or medicine, for example.
  • 6. Example Career Opportunities
    • Information Systems
      • Develop and manage information systems that support a business or other organization.
        • It includes the software, algorithms, databases, and man-machine interfaces used to create, capture, organize, modify, store, protect, access, and distribute information for ultimate use by people.
        • Jobs include Data Processing Director, Systems Analyst, and Applications Programmer.
  • 7. Example Career Opportunities
    • Information Systems
      • Technical Writing – A technical writer analyzes and writes about specialized subjects such as engineering, science, medicine, and law.
      • Networks – Design the layout and setup of network hardware and software.
  • 8. Example Career Opportunities
    • Database Administration
      • Data Architect
      • Database Administrator
      • Database Engineer
    • Internet and Web Technology
      • Webmaster
      • Web Page Designer
      • Web Server Manager
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  • 9. Internships
      • Caleb Wherry, a computer science concentration student, is currently participating in the undergraduate student research program at the NASA Langley Center in Hampton, Virginia.
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  • 10. Caleb’s List Of Web Sites for Internships
    • http://www.epo.usra.edu/usrp/
    • http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm
    • http://www.campusgrotto.com/best-college-internship-programs.html
    • http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/SciEd/ERULF/about.htm
    • http://www.sun.com/corp_emp/zone/internships.html
    • http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/careeropp/college/internships.html
    • http://www.acm.org/crossroads/resources/internships.html
  • 11. ACM Association for Computing Machinery
    • The world’s largest educational and scientific computing society
    • Local Student Chapter www.apsu.edu/acm
    • Jonathan Crockett (president) Email [email_address]
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  • 12. Financial Opportunities
    • The department offers a variety of scholarship opportunities
      • See Mrs. Leimer in CX304 for scholarship applications
    • Opportunities for working in our Computer Labs
    • Opportunity to apply for Presidential Research Scholarships
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  • 13. Quick Facts about the CSIT Dept
    • Six full-time faculty plus several adjuncts
    • One major, Computer Science and Information Systems with four concentrations
    • Approximately 250 students in the program
  • 14. Quick Facts
    • Computer Science Concentration emphasizes programming and hardware concepts and prepares students for graduate school
    • Information Systems Concentration emphasizes computer applications in the business field
  • 15. Quick Facts
    • Database Administration Concentration prepares students to be database administrators and emphasizes Web-based applications
    • Internet and Web Technology prepares students to manage and support Web-based systems
  • 16. Quick Facts
    • The Database Administration and the Internet and Web Technology concentrations require only core mathematics classes
    • Networking minor provides advanced skills in all areas of networking
  • 17. Quick Facts
    • Information Systems Concentration is available on-line
    • Transfer students welcome!  Advisement for the evaluation of transfer credits and the scheduling of classes leading to a degree is readily available
  • 18. Computer Science and IT Classes
    • Class sizes are small
    • All classrooms are smart, multimedia classrooms
    • Faculty readily available for assistance
    • Many on-line courses
    • Information Systems concentration degree can be earned totally on-line
    • Networking Minor
    • Approximately 250 majors in the program
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