Dominican College’s program in Computer Information Systems (CIS) will qualify students for career positions in the rapidly growing Information Technology sector. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 13-percent growth rate in the technology field by 2026. This growth rate is about twice the national average for all careers.
As a CIS professional, you may work with end-user technology, local area networks, Network Servers, Active Directory, Databases, e-mail systems, cybersecurity, or Internet-based technologies. The CIS program will expose you to all of these areas.
The Computer Information Systems field is one of the few where there is a very close connection between the educational requirements and the requirements for careers in the field. In order to bring more real-life work into the classroom, Dominican College has merged the College’s Information Technology Department with the Academic CIS Department. As a result of the merger, the CIS program is kept current based on what is happening in the IT world as technology is continually developing.
All students have access to both CIS faculty and IT department professionals as they complete their degrees.
Daytime students are offered Work-Study internships in the IT department. This provides more hands-on time repairing and upgrading laptops and desktop computers.
There is a dedicated lab for the CIS program that is equipped with commercial-grade hardware and software such as working with real web servers, network servers, database servers, network switches, and routers. Labs and class assignments are based on this hardware. Online students will use software simulators to do the lab work.
Our CIS program is based on the current demand for technology skills. We have three courses based on current industry technology certifications, Comp TIA A+, Comp TIA Network+ and Microsoft Server Certification. We highly encourage students to take these certification tests while they are still students or soon after graduation.
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Summary of Requirements
The Computer Information Systems program consists of a minimum of 122 credits, distributed as follows:
60 credits of Liberal Arts
60 credits in Division Requirements
6 credits in divisional requirements
27 credits business requirements
33 credits in CIS Core Courses
Admission Requirements for First Year Students
Ask your high school counselor to forward transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions
If English is not the first language of the applicant, a minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the internet-based test (I.B.T.), or 550 on the traditional paper test, or 213 on the computer-based test is required for admission.
Submit the results of one of the following examinations to the Office of Admissions:
Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T.) of the College Entrance Examination Board. The C.E.E.B. Code for Dominican College is 2190.
The American College Testing (A.C.T.) Assessment Test. The A.C.T. code for Dominican College is 2730.
A meeting with an admissions counselor is not always required but is always desirable. Some applicants may be asked to meet with a member of the Admissions staff.