– Jessica Paule, Class of 2015
Computer & Information Systems
All of your past has been version 1.0. Upgrade your life with a computer and information systems degree from TU and be the most valuable resource at your company. With classes in operating systems, software development, system and network support, coupled with industry recognized certifications, you will have a technological edge upon graduation.
(CIS) Takes You Directly To The Center of Any Business!
The Computer and Information Systems (CIS) Major is designed for students who wish to work with all facets of an organization – from technology to people. The CIS field is rapidly expanding, as technology continues to develop and change. Your curriculum reflects this and blends technology, software, programming, business theory and practice, while emphasizing the application of computers and technology in the business organization.
In the CIS major, an emphasis is placed on versatility and flexibility. You are taught skills that will enable you to pursue not only short-term, entry-level positions, but also long-term career paths. The program is designed to encourage analytical thinking and decision-making. Your TU education provides you with the real advantages and opportunities you’ll need in today’s ever-evolving global business climate.
Your TU Education Offers Real Choices! Graduates in the CIS Major often begin their careers as Programmer/Analysts, Systems Analysts, Network Technicians, PC Specialists, Web Developers/Administrators, or Database Specialists. Advancement is unlimited and offers you real choices for your future. Your degree could lead to higher levels within the organization, including such positions as Software Engineers, Data Centers Managers, Network Mangers, Project Managers, System Managers, Database Architects, and MIS Director or Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Student Opportunities In Business & Related Fields
Below are just a few examples of the variety of opportunities you’ll have as a TU student to make connections outside of the classroom. These clubs and organizations will provide you with real advantages and resources.
Delta Mu Delta The Iota Epsilon chapter of Delta Mu Delta is located at Tiffin University. This is a national honor society for business.
Circle K Circle K International is a collegiate service organization with a worldwide membership that promotes fellowship, leadership, and service.
Student Government TU’s Student Government is primarily involved in organizing the campus programming, social activities and serving as the voice and advocate for students concerning campus matters.
World Student Association (W.S.A.) The W.S.A. is concerned with helping to foster cultural growth and diversity on our campus, and providing awareness of international student concerns within the community at large.
Also available to TU students are other activities of all types, events, and academic and other special interest organizations that include: Delta Sigma Kappa Honorary Society, Communication Club, TU TIMES (TU’s School Newspaper) and Greek Organizations, among others.
Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences 49 hours
Communication Major 24 hours
Concentration 15 hours
- CIT155 Operating Systems
- CIS201 Programming
- CIS212 Systems Analysis and Design
- CIS312 Information Systems for Managers
- CIS315 Database Design and Applications I
- CIS470 Internship
Total BBA hours 121
This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.
On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with a start date of January and August
Information Systems for Managers (CIS312) - Introduces the foundations of information systems and their expanding role in the business environment. The technology of information systems will be discussed as it relates to supporting the day-to-day operations of an organization, with a strong emphasis on the use of it in managerial decision-making. This is a writing intensive course.
Programming (CIS201) - Record structures will be developed along with file storage and manipulation techniques. The course will expose the student to the object-oriented programming environment.
Systems Analysis and Design (CIS212) - This course covers the systems development life cycle (SDLC) using a case study based approach. All phases of analysis, design, and implementation are covered using the top-down approach. CASE tools are used as a resource. This is a writing intensive course.
Operating Systems (CIT155) - This course provides the student with extensive hands-on exposure to Windows and non-MS Windows environments. Included are such topics as interface design, disk and memory management, system configurations, multitasking, data sharing.
Database Design and Applications I (CIS315) - This course addresses technologies for developing database applications. It covers the principles of database design and database models using Access. Organizational data modeling and designing normalized database structures is strongly emphasized. Managerial issues associated with database administration are covered along with an introduction to distributed database concepts in a client-server environment.
Dr. George Miller, an undergraduate alumni, is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Tiffin University. He started with Tiffin University as an adjunct instructor in 2012 and went full time in the fall of 2016.
Previous to his time at Tiffin University, Dr. Miller, worked as a full-time instructor, starting in 2005, at a small college in Findlay, Ohio. The duties included instructing business and technology courses and serving as the Director of Technology (DOT), overseeing their student local area network (LAN) and a liaison for the wide area network (WAN), between corporate and the local Findlay college. Prior to his time in education, Dr. Miller spent 28 years in manufacturing. He also served as a board member for the Stansanco Tiffin Works Credit Union, an auditor for the same credit union and prepares tax returns for the past 34 years.
George has lived in Tiffin his whole life and has been married to his wife Sharon for 30 years. Sharon is an adjunct instructor for accounting in the Tiffin University MBA program. The Miller’s like to travel and have spent time in all 50 states.Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Leonard Reaves III
Reaves has over 19 Years of Traditional & Non-Traditional Classroom Instruction/Teaching to manufacturing employees, graduate and undergraduate students. Courses include entry-level computer applications, networking, operating systems, systems diagnostics, systems analysis, and Natural Science courses. Reaves has experience teaching OSHA rules, regulations and mandatory requirements, standard operating procedures, safety compliance, and united auto workers contract training. Also, has training experience in courses in safety, quality, production, EPA, and QS9000.
Campus Wide Information Technology Project Management with extensive experience in IT departmental planning, staff supervision, network systems, administration of a $1.6 million yearly operating budget, and administration of an on average $1 million dollar capital budget administration. Proven track record utilizing traditional and object oriented methodologies within project analysis, relational database design, minicomputer/LAN administration and implementation.
Extensive Operating Systems Experience, including: TCP/IP,DNS, DHCP, Linux, MS-DOS, MS-Windows, MS-Windows Server, Cisco, and Novell Netware.