Information Systems

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In the age of Amazon, Apple, Google, DoorDash, and Uber, business and technology are inseparably interconnected, led by visionaries who combine the best of both to create something greater than the sum of its parts.

The Information Systems, AAS program at CSM trains professionals who think, operate, and innovate in both realms. Graduates are equipped to make strategic business decisions that leverage technical advantages and to use technology to support business requirements and improve processes and outcomes. 

Students receive the training to distinguish themselves as professionals conversant in both tech and business. The Information Systems program combines Information Technology and Business coursework in equal measure.  That integration of the specialties lets them utilize the strengths of each, account for limitations, and realize the full potential of the two combined toward a common purpose.  

Students’ IT courses familiarize them with a wide array of concepts, tools and proficiencies, covering hardware, software, databases, programming, systems analysis, project management, and data analytics. The Business component of the program grounds them in fundamentals of the discipline, including business communication, marketing, economics, accounting, and business strategy. 

The associate degree program culminates in a capstone or co-op learning experience: a semester-long project they develop and carry out, synthesizing what they’ve learned and applying it to real-world scenarios. 

Graduates emerge from the program not only with their Associate in Applied Sciences, attesting to their knowledge and skills, but with a professional portfolio that demonstrates their ability to put their expertise to effective use. 

Programs of Study

The Information Systems, AAS is an interdisciplinary program combining the study of information technology and business management. This program provides students who are planning to work in either a business or technical environment with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in key areas of information systems, management, and business.

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The Information Systems Certificate is an interdisciplinary program combining the study of information technology and business management. This program provides students who are planning to work in either a business or technical environment with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in key areas of information systems, management, and business. Upon completion of the certificate, graduates may choose to continue their studies to earn the degree in Information Systems. The credits in this program count towards completion of the Information Systems, AAS degree.

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Course Highlights

Information Systems offers two cutting edge classes teaching data analysis, one from a business perspective and the other from a technology perspective.

ITS-2450 Decision Support Systems is a business oriented data analysis class using Excel, Power BI, Tableau, and other industry standard tools for quantitative analysis, building dashboards, interactive visualizations and decision making. The course uses the national standard Business Analytics curriculum from the top ranked Kelly School of Business Management, University of Indiana.

ITS-2480 Data Analytics is an information technology oriented data analysis class using Python, R, Jupyter, and other industry standard tools for data science, interactive notebooks, web app visualizations, and data analytics. The course uses the national standard Data Science curriculum from the top ranked School of Computing, Data Science, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities, depending on certifications and experience, include:

  • Information technology (IT) managers
  • IT project managers
  • IT directors
  • IT security managers

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