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    • Computer Science and Information Technology Concentrations Minors Career Opportunities
    • 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
      Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
    • 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
      Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
    • 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.
      Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Example Career Opportunities
      • Database Administration
        • Data Architect
        • Database Administrator
        • Database Engineer
      • Internet and Web Technology
        • Webmaster
        • Web Page Designer
        • Web Server Manager
      Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
    • 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.
      Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
    • 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
    • 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]
      Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
    • 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
      Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
      Department of Computer Science and Information Technology