Computer & Information Sciences
Dr. Linda M. Robinson, Information Technology Department Chair
Weatherford College Wise County, RM 2D
817-598-6315 • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) component of the Information Technology Department offers courses that lead to the award of five oneyear certificates and one A.A.S. degree with four options. The certificates include Information Systems, Web Development, Database Programming, and Networking Systems. The Information Technology A.A.S. degree includes options in Information Systems, Web Development, and Database Programming.
All courses are developed, approved, and implemented in coordination with the BCIS advisory committee, a body of professionals in business, information technology, and computer operations environments.
The curriculum mirrors local, regional, and statewide demands that lead to successful participation in a global economy. Students will be able to apply information processing techniques, demonstrate a basic understanding of application software, communicate effectively, and use the knowledge gained to master new, advanced computer techniques.
Courses fall into instructional areas that include the following:
- ARTC Graphic Design
- BCIS Business Computer Applications
- COSC Computer Science
- CPMT Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
- IMED/INEW/ Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources ITSC/ITSE Design
- ITCC/ ITNW Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications
- ITSC Computer & Information Sciences, General
- ITSE Computer Programming/Programmer, General
- ITSE/ITSW Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
- ITSY Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
- ITSW Data Processing and Data ProcessingTechnology/Technician
- POFT Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
The Information Systems, Web Development and Database Programming certificate programs use specialized courses to help those students who want to study and develop skills that can also lead to award of the Information Technology A.A.S. degree.
Students enrolling in any of the CIS degree programs should make every possible effort to complete courses in the required sequence. When circumstances warrant deviation from prescribed plans, the Information Technology department chair or one of the faculty advisors must be consulted for approval of changes including, but not limited to, substitution of courses, waiver of prerequisites, and permission to take courses concurrently.
Upon completion of a two-year A.A.S. program, students will be competent in the understanding and practical use of computer systems and will be prepared to seek job opportunities in the following computer areas: production support specialist, database manager, computer systems analyst, operations analyst, or gaming specialist.
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Information technology prepares students for proficiency in the use of computer system hardware and software. This course of study is for the person who wants to gain knowledge and skills for entry-level information technology positions in business and industry. Students must be proficient in keyboarding prior to enrolling in and pursuing this course of study.