Potomac State to Offer New Computer Information Systems Four-Year Degree Program This Fall

Potomac State College of West Virginia University will offer a new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) four-year degree program in Computer Information Systems (CIS) beginning fall 2016.

This program will prepare students for careers such as network and computer systems administrators, computer support specialists, and information security analysts.

Students will be able to apply programming, database, operating systems, and business application skills to solve problems associated with existing programs and systems.

They will also be able to create a complete programmatic solution for a business need using Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) accepted standards and practices. Students will also be able to present a design, proposed software (system) development life cycle (SDLC) and final report addressing specific requirements for an e-commerce company or enterprise.CIS BAS

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, the projected career growth from 2014 to 2024 for computer information systems managers is 21 percent, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

The College will continue to offer the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) two-year degree program in CIS providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and support computer hardware, software applications, operating systems, networking, and security of computers. Through this program, students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to earn the industry-recognized, entry-level CompTIA® A+ and CompTIA® Network+ certifications.

For a complete list of required courses for the new BAS degree, click here.

To apply for fall classes, click here. 

For further information or assistance, call 304-788-6820 or email go2psc@mail.wvu.edu.