PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The goal of the Information Science and Technology Program is to integrate emerging technologies with fundamental knowledge and skills that prepare students for information technology careers. This core background allows students to select a focus in computer science (CS), information systems (IS), web publishing (WEB) or technology support (TS).

YOU COULD BECOME A ...

  • Computer Programmer
  • Network System Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Applications Developer

YOU COULD START A
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN …

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Information Technology - Web Design

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

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Sister Christine Stoller

Associate Professor

Computer Science Department

Phone: christine.stoller@sl.edu 
Email: 920-686-6110

 

 

PRogram Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice.
  2. Students will analyze a problem and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Students will construct effective solutions to a multiplicity of problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.
  4. Students will communicate results effectively using computer systems and productivity tools.
  5. Students will demonstrate standards of professional behavior, related to ethical, legal, security and social issues of information technology.
  6. CS: Students will select and apply appropriate programming structures and techniques.
    IS: Students will evaluate and maintain network environments with appropriate systems and security.
    Web: Students will create and maintain responsive websites with user-centered design methodologies and principles.
    TS: Students will install, configure, upgrade and troubleshoot computer hardware, operating systems and other components in a networked system.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

To be accepted into a major or minor computer program at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, a student will:

  • Complete six credits of CPS courses at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family with a GPA of 2.3 or higher.
  • Satisfactorily complete Portfolio I.
  • Meet with Information Science and Technology faculty for a personal interview.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

Minimum of six credits in upper biennium computer courses at Silver Lake College; more may be required if previous computer courses were taken more than five years ago.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ASSESSMENT

  • Satisfactory completion of Portfolio II
  • Conduct a progress review with Information Science and Technology faculty.

PROGRAM EXIT REQUIREMENTS

  • Satisfactory completion of specific program emphasis.
  • Minor is recommended.
  • Satisfactory completion of Portfolio III.

Program Curriculum

Information Science & Technology Major

Core Courses 21 credits
CPS 120 Fundamentals of Computing 3
CPS 130 Business Software Applications 1
CPS 212 Spreadsheets for Data Analysis 2
CPS 214 Data Organization 2
CPS 308 Web Design & Development 3
CPS 310A Networking I 2
CPS 310B Networking II 2
CPS 320A System Administration I 1
CPS 322 Client Operating Systems 1
CPS 413A Information Security I 1
CPS 408 Database Management Systems 3

 

Computer Science Emphasis 39 credits
Information Science & Technology Major Core Courses 21 credits
CPS 207 Java Programming 3
CPS 208 Visual Basic Programming 3
CPS 300 Algorithms and Data Structures 3
CPS 314 Computer Organization 3
CPS 404 Operating Systems 3
MTH 305 Discrete Mathematics 3


Required Support Course: MTH 271 Probability and Statistics

 

Information Systems Emphasis 36 credits
Information Science & Technology Major Core Courses 21 credits
CPS 208 Visual Basic Programming 3
CPS 320B System Administration II 2
CPS 323 Server Operating Systems 2
CPS 412 System Analysis and Design 3
CPS 413B Information Security II 2
CPS 416 Capstone OR CPS 459 Career Intern Experience 3


Required Support Course: MTH 271 Probability and Statistics

 

Technology Support Emphasis 36 credits
Information Science & Technology Major Core Courses 21 credits
ART 210 Digital Imaging 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
CPS 315 Management Information Systems 3
CPS 321 E-Commerce 3
CPS 416 Capstone OR CPS 459 Career Intern Experience 3


Required Support Course: MTH 111 Math Exploration II or 
higher

 

Web Publishing Emphasis 36 credits
Information Science & Technology Major Core Courses 21 credits
ART 210 Digital Imaging 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
CPS 311 Web Programming 3
CPS 321 E-Commerce 3
CPS 416 Capstone OR CPS 459 Career Intern Experience 3


Required Support Course: MTH 111 Math Exploration II or 
higher

 

Information Science & Technology Minor 24 credits
CPS 120 Fundamentals of Computing 3
CPS 130 Business Software Applications 1
CPS 212 Spreadsheets for Data Analysis 2
CPS 214 Data Organization 2
CPS 308 Web Design & Development 3
CPS 310A Networking I 2
CPS 320A System Administration I 1
CPS 322 Client Operating Systems 1
CPS 413A Information Security I 1
Electives chosen from CPS, and/or ART 110, ART 210, ART 212 8

 

Teacher Licensure: Computer Science 25 credits
CPS 120 Fundamentals of Computing 3
CPS 207 Java Programming 3
CPS 208 Visual Basic Programming 3
CPS 212 Spreadsheets for Data Analysis 2
CPS 300 Algorithms and Data Structures 3
CPS 310A Networking I 2
CPS 314 Computer Organization 3
CPS 322 Client Operating Systems 1
CPS 323 Server Operating Systems 2
MTH 305 Discrete Mathematics 3

 

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