Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 15, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024

Computer


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Location:

Applied Technology & Trades Center, Room 309C, (970) 339-6244

Program Chair:

Ellen Swieter, (970) 339-6522

Advisors and Faculty:

Jennifer Bailey, (970) 339-6489 (specializes in programming)

Greyson Brown, (970) 339-6289 (specializes in database management and web development)

Kenny McDaniel, (970) 339-6687 (specializes in networking and cyber security)

Degrees/Certificate Offered:

Computer Information Systems (two-year A.A.S. Degree)

Computer Science:

Management Information Systems:

Transfer Options:

B.S. or B.A.S. to Franklin University or Regis University

C# Programming (two-semester Certificate)

Cyber Security Specialist (three-semester Certificate)

Database Administration (two-semester Certificate)

Information Technology (three-semester Certificate) 

Full Stack Web Developer (three-semester Certificate)

Object Oriented Programming: Mobile Applications (three-semester Certificate)  

Network Analyst (two-semester Certificate)

UNIX (two-semester Certificate)

Web Page Development (two-semester Certificate)

Learning Outcomes:

  • The student should demonstrate a working knowledge of directory structure and file management.
  • The student should possess an understanding of how networks communicate.
  • The student should possess an understanding of the foundations and physical topology of networks.
  • The student should demonstrate the ability to be able to apply industry standard development, office, and monitoring & management applications appropriate to the course.
  • The student should demonstrate an understanding of databases.
  • The student should demonstrate an understanding of the web and web based applications.
  • The student should possess an understanding of how the network communicates.
  • The student should demonstrate proficiency in using one or more popular operating systems.
  • The student should read and apply technical documentation and instructions.
  • The student should create appropriate documentation, instructions, or reports.
  • The student should utilize the foundational knowledge of logic and programming applications in a variety of modern platforms.
  • The student should demonstrate the ability to analyze and solve a problem utilizing logic.
  • The student should demonstrate the ability to use problem solving to debug a script or program.
  • The student will be provided opportunities to make appropriate CIS recommendations based on provided scenario.
  • The student will be provided opportunities to collaborate with teammates to produce CIS products.

Potential Opportunities: The Computer Information Systems A.A.S. degree program is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions in one of the following areas: Cyber Security, Database Administration, Web Development, Networking and Programming.

It is important to understand that the computer courses require extensive lab time beyond the scheduled class time.

Registration Requirement: The Computer Information Systems degree requires assessment testing in Reading and Arithmetic. 

Students who earn a D or lower grade in a course that is a prerequisite to another course may not enroll in the higher level course. They are strongly advised to repeat the prerequisite course and demonstrate mastery of the material by earning a grade of C or better.

General Education Requirements: A minimum of 15 credit hours of General Education Courses are required with advisor’s approval.

Computer Information Systems Advisory Committee

Rob Citrono, Alpine Network Systems

Kelby Konig, Tennex

Michelle Longwell, Weld County

Eric Lund, Weld County

Jamin Walters, Solarwinds

 

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