Learn to install, troubleshoot and secure IT infrastructures for a multitude of environments through a rigorous, hands-on degree program that can be completed in less than 3 years.

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Front-loaded Design: Start by completing the Information Technology Diploma, then gain field experience while pursuing your degree to advance your career.

B.S. INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Program Overview

The Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree is a rigorous, heavily lab-oriented program aiming to educate students how to install, troubleshoot and secure IT infrastructures with an emphasis on cybersecurity practices in order to provide a foundation to seek employment within the information systems space. Through hands-on integrated courses, students learn to build network infrastructures made up of reliant, interconnected devices and services to provide feasible data management solutions for businesses of all sizes. Designed in conjunction with the Information Technology program so students are job ready early in the program. Supports a “work while you study” schedule, allowing students to acquire working knowledge of the field as they pursue a degree, combining hands-on instruction with on-the-job experience throughout the program.

This program is a strong choice if:

  • You like troubleshooting, a lot
  • You are a critical thinker and enjoy researching solutions to IT problems
  • You work well independently
  • You are detail-oriented
  • You want to be a specialist in an exciting and growing field that requires regularly learning about new technologies
  • You recognize the importance of real-world experience for advancing in this industry, and are looking for a program that facilitates a “work and gain experience while you study” schedule.
  • You want to build a portfolio of industry-related project experience that can help you when seeking a job.

Courses are offered in 5-week modules scheduled continuously throughout the year, allowing a student to complete a bachelor’s degree in less than three years. Courses are scheduled during evening hours with start times ranging anywhere between 5pm and 9pm, with most courses starting around 6pm. Most modules have a Monday-Thursday schedule with a couple requiring a Friday schedule as well. For details and start dates, please contact the Admissions Office or request for information.

The B.S.I.S. program is offered in the following formats:


BLENDED (PART-CAMPUS/PART-ONLINE)
Some courses are offered on-campus (in-person) whereas others are offered online. Courses containing substantial hands-on labs are generally those offered on-campus utilizing SCIT’s instructional lab facilities.


ONLINE
All courses are taken fully online with trainers utilized for labs completed at home.


B.S.I.S. Curriculum

The B.S.I.S. program’s curriculum is designed to support a hands-on based learning experience that develops skillsets for the design and troubleshooting of network infrastructures, including the services that run on those infrastructures. The program heavily emphasizes topics from various industry recognized certifications, including certifications from CompTIA®, Cisco®, and other organizations relating to information technology and cybersecurity. Below you will find a list of all courses required for the program*

QUARTER CREDIT UNITS: 182 Units

Indicates Lab Course

Technical


C110Computer Hardware Fundamentals
C110LComputer Hardware Fundamentals Lab
C201AIntroduction to Computer Programming A
C201ALIntroduction to Computer Programming A Lab
C201BIntroduction to Computer Programming B
C201BLIntroduction to Computer Programming B Lab
C302Advanced Computer Programming
C302LAdvanced Computer Programming
IS100Computer Network Fundamentals
IS100LComputer Network Fundamentals Lab
IS110Server Administration I
IS110LServer Administration I Lab
IS111Server Administration II
IS111LServer Administration II Lab
IS120Switch Administration
IS120LSwitch Administration Lab
IS121Router Administration
IS121LRouter Administration Lab
IS122Introduction to Computer Security and Wireless Networks
IS122LIntroduction to Computer Security and Wireless Networks Lab
IS170Introduction to Information Systems
IS210Introduction to Open Source Systems
IS210LOpen Source Systems Lab
IS230ANetwork Security and Defense A
IS230ALNetwork Security and Defense A Lab
IS230BNetwork Security and Defense B
IS230BLNetwork Security and Defense B Lab
IS250Introduction to Web Technologies
IS250LWeb Technologies Lab
IS261Introduction to Databases
IS261LIntroduction to Databases Lab
IS311Open Source System Administration and Maintenance
IS311LOpen Source System Administration and Maintenance Lab
IS340Introduction to Cloud Computing
IS340LIntroduction to Cloud Computing Lab
IS345Computer System Integration and Architecture
IS345LComputer System Integration and Architecture Lab
IS361Database Management
IS361LDatabase Management Lab
IS380Shell and Administrative Scripting
IS380LShell and Administrative Scripting Lab
IS430AHacking, Forensics & Countermeasures A
IS430ALHacking, Forensics & Countermeasures A Lab
IS430BHacking, Forensics & Countermeasures B
IS430BLHacking, Forensics & Countermeasures B Lab
IS441Cloud Architecture and Design
IS441LCloud Architecture and Design Lab
IS450Front-End Web Development
IS450LFront-End Web Development Lab
IS451Back-End Web Development
IS451LBack-End Web Development Lab
IS471Information Systems in Organizations
IS490ALSenior Design Project A
IS490BLSenior Design Project B

Math & Science


MT121College Algebra I
MT122College Algebra II
MT230ACalculus 1 A
MT230BCalculus 1 B
MT235ACalculus 2 A
MT235BCalculus 2 B
MT310Linear Algebra
MT315Discrete Mathematics
MT460Probability and Statistics
MT470Complex Variables

Humanities


GE102Composition and Critical Thinking
GE102LCollege Writing
GE202Introduction to Technical Communication
GE202LTechnical Writing
GE222Introduction to Communication and Speech
GE250General Psychology
GE330Leadership
GE340Introduction to Project Management
GE350Organizational Psychology
GE360Engineering Economy
GE362Ethics in Engineering

* Every effort has been taken to maintain an up to date list of courses on this site. Courses are subject to change. Official course lists can be found in the most recently published school catalog.

B.S.I.S. Learning Outcomes & Careers

The program enables graduates to establish careers in information systems or information technology related professions or functions within an organization. The program touches on a range of technical topics to provide opportunities for students to branch out and specialize within related fields, including systems administration, systems auditing, and remote technician roles.

Student learning outcomes include:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.

Key Program
TOPICS

The B.S.I.S. program focuses on designing, troubleshooting and securing network infrastructures and services critical to supporting modern businesses, both large and small. Key topics include:

  • DESIGN & TROUBLESHOOTINGNetwork Infrastructures


  • HACKING & NETWORK SECURITYCybersecurity Applications


  • BUSINESS APPLICATIONSWeb and Databases


  • SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATIONCloud & Mixed Enviornments

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