The Department of Computer Information Systems in the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University boasts a curriculum that prepares students for careers working with information technology in business. The effective application of information technology can be used by organizations to gain a competitive advantage. The CIS curriculum stresses the application and use of information technology in the business environment. It provides learning experiences in systems analysis, design, and implementation; project management; e-commerce; telecommunications; networking; databases; programming; and interpersonal communication. As the increase in the use of technology in business continues, tremendous growth is predicted in the demand for people with these skills. Various job titles include systems analyst, database manager, project leader, telecommunications manager, network administrator, webmaster, technical support specialist, help desk operator, and programmer.
In addition to the major, interested students can opt to complete a certificate in information assurance from a series of IA courses in the curriculum created to give graduates added marketing ability in IA or cybersecurity. Our Information Assurance (IA) courses follow the National Security Agency guidelines and meet 4011 and 4016 certification requirements. The IA courses develop student skill sets for positions in systems and network securityas they learn to detect, report, and resolve cyber threats. Course content also covers the use of code encryption to securely pass information between systems, building and using secure audio and video communications equipment, developing tamper protection products, and providing trusted information solutions. Students master the skills of assessing, auditing evaluation, testing network and systems security, and conducting forensic investigations. Students also learn how to perform information systems risk analysis and plan for disaster recovery and business continuity.
Computer Information Systems majors may also focus on Application Development (Programming) by taking a sequence of three elective courses as part of their curriculum. This gives students three programming courses that cover current languages. In addition electives are available to develop and refine skills in managing the application development process through a Project Management course and an Enterprise Resource Planning course.
- National Security Agency & Department of Homeland Security National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE) Designation
- Information Assurance Certificate Option
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