– Sean M. Durocher, Class of 2015
Computer & Information Systems with a concentration in System & Network Support
If you are a problem solver and love a challenge, imagine what you can do with a system and network degree from TU. With a focus on computer structure and diagnostics, network management and administration, as well as data communications and networking, you will keep information flowing. You will also learn about minimizing your carbon footprint and how to protect yourself from outside attacks. Problem solved.
(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. Just click on any of the links to learn more.
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 Business 18 hours
Computer and Information Systems 18 hours
Concentration 9 hours
- CIT320 Computer Architecture and Diagnostics
- CIT361 Network Management and Administration
- CIT362 Data Communications & Networking
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
Computer Architecture and Diagnostics (Technology Lab) (CIT320) - This course enables students to identify, configure and upgrade various components of computer systems, peripherals and software. The subsystems examined include memory, disk drives, video, I/O ports and power supplies. Peripherals examined include printers, modems and various I/O devices. Students will learn preventative maintenance and troubleshooting techniques. This course covers semiconductor theory and devices. Operation of devices such as diodes, transistors and operation amplifiers will be examined. The lab work includes the application of semiconductor devices
Network Management and Administration (CIT361) - This course provides an overview of network hardware, operating systems and applications with a focus on design, implementation and management of the network environment inside an organization.
Green Computing (CIT340) - Students in this course will be introduced to Green Computing (aka, sustainable computing) which is broadly defined as the reduction in the overall carbon footprint (emissions) of computing and communication infrastructure by using energy efficient design and operations. Technical issues in high-performance green computing that span the spectrum from green infrastructure (energy-efficient buildings, intelligent cooling systems, green/renewable power sources) to green hardware (multi-core computing systems, energy-efficient server design, energy-efficient solid-state storage) to green software and applications (parallelizing computational science algorithms to run on modern energy efficient multi-core clusters) will be examined.
Information Security (CIT344) - This course will introduce information security as an essential component in our war against terrorism. All information must be secure or the probability of winning the war will be diminished. With advances in technology and software, cyber-terrorism has become very real. Computer hackers and terrorists can shut down our nation’s most critical infrastructures.