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Computer Science and Information Technology Concentrations

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

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