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  • 1. School of Computer and Information Sciences http://www.cis.usouthal.edu/ SCIS Graduate Program Orientation
  • 2. AGENDA
    • Presentation and Handouts
    • Sign one of the Advising Block Removal Sheets
    • Handouts
      • Copy of this presentation
      • The current laptop policy
      • Copies of the check sheets for the 2 majors
    • Presentation
      • About the School of CIS
        • Who do you need to get to know
        • What you need to know about
        • General Information
      • List of Links and Contacts
  • 3. This is a perfect time to be a Computing Major
  • 4. Good News!
    • The number of jobs in Computing is increasing at a faster rate than in any other industry (U.S. Department of Labor)
    • Market demand for specialized Computing skills and knowledge will continue to outpace the supply. It is expected that more than 20 percent of permanent Computing positions will remain unfilled (Gartner Group: IT Workforce Change)
    • Expanding technology needs will result in demand for qualified Computing Professional resulting in the biggest increases in base compensation over the next several years (RHI Consulting: Technology Professionals)
  • 5. Robert Half Technology: Technology Professionals
    • Specialties in Demand
      • Internet/Intranet and E-commerce Development
      • Networking
      • Technical Support
      • Project Management
      • Systems Analysis
      • Software Implementation
      • Database Administration/Architecture
      • Software Applications Development
    • Job Skills Needed
      • Support Knowledge/Skills
      • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
      • Mathematics and Statistics
      • Problem Solving/Scientific Approach
      • Specialization Area supporting courses
      • Life-Long Learning
  • 6. Theres a Shortage of Majors!
    • Nationally
      • Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Yahoo say
        • there arent enough available graduates to meet current needs
        • there aren't enough current computing majors to meet future demands.
    • Locally
      • Similar experiences from local companies see job openings at the School of CIS Jobs Web Site (http://www.cis.usouthal.edu/index.php/job-openings)
    • Conclusion
      • Not only is it good to be a computing major now ...
      • But it will be good for many years to come!
  • 7. People you should know!
  • 8. The Dean
    • of the School of Computer and Information Sciences is Dr. Alec Yasinsac
      • Expertise in
        • Information Assurance and Security
        • Group encryption,
        • Intrusion detection,
        • Digital forensics
      • Current funding
        • National Science Foundation,
        • Department of Defense,
        • Army Research Office,
        • Florida Department of State
  • 9. School of CIS Graduate Program Administration Michael Doran, CoordinatorComputer Science David Langan Advisor- Computer Science Roy Daigle, Grad Director Harold Pardue, Coordinator Information Systems
  • 10. The Main Office Staff Kathy Ford Administrative Assistant Jennifer Nelson Receptionist Vickie Mitchell Receptionist/Secretary Theresa Thompson Academic Counselor Keith Lynn System Administrator Michael Behr PC Applications Specialist
  • 11. School of CIS Graduate Faculty Computer Science Dr. Hain Dr. Feinstein Dr. Zhou Dean Yasinsac Dr. Doran Information Systems Dr. Langan Dr. Daigle Dr. Longenecker Dr. Pardue Dr. Landry Dr. Johnsten Dr. Sweeney
  • 12. School of CIS Faculty Michael Black Debra Chapman Angela Clark Dawn McKinney Derek Snow Howard Whitston Melissa Smith Paul Overstreet
  • 13. Placement Exams
  • 14. Overview: Placement
    • Individual Graduate Study Plan consists of two parts: Prerequisites and Graduate Program Courses
    • Prerequisites:
      • Hour requirement varies according to prior academic work
      • Placement Areas
        • CIS Foundation Courses
          • Course placement is according to review of academic work in Computing
          • The Database Placement Exam
          • The Programming Placement Exam
        • Required/Supporting Courses
          • Course placement is according to review of academic work in Mathematics, Statistics, Business & Grad Specialization
    • Graduate Program Courses (36 Semester Hours)
      • Core Courses
      • Required Courses
      • Plan of Study: Thesis, Project, Course-Only
      • Electives
  • 15. Prerequisite Placement Exams
    • Why placement exams?
      • Demonstrate industry acquired skills not on transcripts
      • Identify areas of improvement for proper preparation for graduate courses
      • Our experiences with previous students
    • Database? Programming?
      • Both of fundamental importance to each major
      • Tests address the necessary knowledge for graduate computing program entry
      • You need to be prepared to succeed in the graduate courses.
  • 16. About the Database Prerequisite
    • CIS 324, Database Design, Development, and Management Analysis,
      • Analysis, design, and development of desktop database systems. Coverage of normalization concepts, DBMS models, E-R/Semantic modeling, and query processing.
      • This course does not count towards a graduate degree in CIS.
  • 17. The OOP Prerequisite for CSC majors
    • CIS 401: Accelerated Programming
      • This course presents programming concepts in an accelerated manner. Coverage includes ADTs, classes and class libraries, and simple data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues. Laboratory assignments will be done in a high-level, object-oriented language.
      • This course does not count towards a graduate degree in CIS.
  • 18. The OOP Prerequisite for ISC majors
    • ISC 353: Information Systems Application Development
      • This course presents object-oriented event driven applications development in an accelerated manner. Laboratory assignments will be done in a high-level, object-oriented language.
      • This course does not count towards a graduate degree in CIS.
  • 19. Two Majors Computer Science Information Systems
  • 20. School of CIS Two Gradua

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