Information Systems Degree

You have solid communication skills, love to work as part of a team and enjoy finding solutions to problems. Now you would like a career that combines business and technology. You can apply your strengths and your interests to a fulfilling career. Get started with an Information Systems degree from Middlesex Community College today!

This degree program will get you started on your way to a future job in the fast-growing fields of computer networking or programming. The curriculum is designed to give you the fundamental knowledge to design and modify custom programs and specialized applications. You’ll learn to analyze, design, develop, test, and maintain computer and internet-based applications – and much more! You will work with tools to create, modify and test software in various programming languages.

This program’s required internship experience enhances the curriculum and allows you to apply your skills in a real-world work environment. The program provides curriculum to match the changing needs of business and industry. Graduates may seek employment in the Information Technology field or pursue an advanced degree at a four-year college or university.

 

Academic Requirements

The Information Systems degree program is track of study that typically takes students two years to complete. Students will learn an exciting range of skills, including programming, system design and analysis, Web design and more.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge to design and modify custom programs and specialized applications.

Student internship experiences enhance the curriculum and allow each student to apply their skills in a real-world setting. Coursework is designed to match the changing needs of business and industry. Graduates can seek entry-level jobs in the Information Technology field or transfer to a four-year degree program.

Degree Requirements

 

Jobs You Can Get

Graduates holding an Associate Degree in Information Systems may seek entry-level employment in a help desk environment, in software or network maintenance and in other entry-level positions.

Graduates will be able to get entry-level positions with the associate degree, but they will need a bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or a related area to be qualified for higher-level positions.

 

How Long Will You Have to go to School?

This degree takes most students about two years to complete. Individual progress and the need for remedial coursework would increase this estimated time frame for degree completion.

 

Job Availability & Growth:

The job outlook for computer and information systems employees is expected to increase faster than average through the next decade, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The outlook is best for those who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher level of education

 

Salary Information:

Earnings for computer and information systems employees vary by specialty, degree of responsibility, level of education, company, location, business climate and more.

For detailed salary data and job availability information, please visit: http://www.bls.gov

 

Downloadable Program Forms & Documents

Information Systems Graduation Checklist

 

For more information, contact:

Donna Hylton

Professor/Program Coordinator of Health Information Management, Computer Information Technology, and Management Information Systems
Phone: 860-343-5774
Email: dhylton@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Wheaton 313
Office Hours: M, W    10:00 – 11:00 am Middletown, P.C. office hours: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Middletown, T, Th    12:00 – 12:30 pm Meriden, P.C. office hours: 2:00 – 2:30 pm Meriden

 

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