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Title: Computer Science and Information Technology Concentrations Minors Career Opportunities


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Computer Science and Information Technology
ConcentrationsMinorsCareer Opportunities
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Concentrations
  • Computer Science
  • Plan to work in one of the many technical areas
    of computing
  • for those who will pursue graduate study in
    computer science
  • Usually minor in Mathematics
  • Information Systems
  • Plan to work in some area of computing
    applications in the business field
  • Usually minor in General Business or Networking

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Technology
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Concentrations
  • Internet and Web Technology
  • Plan to work in the development and support of
    web-based systems.
  • Emphasizes the construction of Web sites and
    using scripting languages.
  • Database Administration
  • Plan to work in the design, implementation, and
    administration of databases, including Web
    applications

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Technology
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Example Career Opportunities
  • Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence Develop computer that
    simulate human learning and reasoning ability
  • Software Engineering Develop methods for the
    production of software systems on time, within
    budget, and with few or no defects.
  • Computer Theory Investigate the fundamental
    theories of how computers solve problems, and
    apply the results to other areas of computer
    science.

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Example Career Opportunities
  • Computer Science
  • Operating Systems and Networks Develop the
    basic software computers use to supervise
    themselves or to communicate with other
    computers.
  • Software Applications Apply computer science
    and technology to solving problems outside the
    computer field in education or medicine, for
    example.

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Example Career Opportunities
  • Information Systems
  • Develop and manage information systems that
    support a business or other organization.
  • It includes the software, algorithms, databases,
    and man-machine interfaces used to create,
    capture, organize, modify, store, protect,
    access, and distribute information for ultimate
    use by people.
  • Jobs include Data Processing Director, Systems
    Analyst, and Applications Programmer.

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Example Career Opportunities
  • Information Systems
  • Technical Writing A technical writer analyzes
    and writes about specialized subjects such as
    engineering, science, medicine, and law.
  • Networks Design the layout and setup of network
    hardware and software.

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Example Career Opportunities
  • Database Administration
  • Data Architect
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Engineer
  • Internet and Web Technology
  • Webmaster
  • Web Page Designer
  • Web Server Manager

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Internships
  • Caleb Wherry, a computer science concentration
    student, is currently participating in the
    undergraduate student research program at the
    NASA Langley Center in Hampton, Virginia.

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Calebs List Of Web Sites for Internships
  • http//www.epo.usra.edu/usrp/
  • http//www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm
  • http//www.campusgrotto.com/best-college-internshi
    p-programs.html
  • http//www.scied.science.doe.gov/SciEd/ERULF/about
    .htm
  • http//www.sun.com/corp_emp/zone/internships.html
  • http//www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/careeropp/college/
    internships.html
  • http//www.acm.org/crossroads/resources/internship
    s.html

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ACM Association for Computing Machinery
  • The worlds largest educational and scientific
    computing society
  • Local Student Chapter www.apsu.edu/acm
  • Jonathan Crockett (president) Email
    jcrockett14_at_apsu.edu

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Financial Opportunities
  • The department offers a variety of scholarship
    opportunities
  • See Mrs. Leimer in CX304 for scholarship
    applications
  • Opportunities for working in our Computer Labs
  • Opportunity to apply for Presidential Research
    Scholarships

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Quick Facts about the CSIT Dept
  • Six full-time faculty plus several adjuncts
  • One major, Computer Science and Information
    Systems with four concentrations
  • Approximately 250 students in the program

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Quick Facts
  • Computer Science Concentration emphasizes
    programming and hardware concepts and prepares
    students for graduate school
  • Information Systems Concentration emphasizes
    computer applications in the business field

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Quick Facts
  • Database Administration Concentration prepares
    students to be database administrators and
    emphasizes Web-based applications
  • Internet and Web Technology prepares students to
    manage and support Web-based systems

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Quick Facts
  • The Database Administration and the Internet and
    Web Technology concentrations require only core
    mathematics classes
  • Networking minor provides advanced skills in all
    areas of networking

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Quick Facts
  • Information Systems Concentration is available
    on-line
  • Transfer students welcome!  Advisement for the
    evaluation of transfer credits and the scheduling
    of classes leading to a degree is readily
    available

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Computer Science and IT Classes
  • Class sizes are small
  • All classrooms are smart, multimedia classrooms
  • Faculty readily available for assistance
  • Many on-line courses
  • Information Systems concentration degree can be
    earned totally on-line
  • Networking Minor
  • Approximately 250 majors in the program

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