What Will You Become?
Iowa Western Community College

Computers: Management Information Systems

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.

Number of Majors: 26
Average Class Size: 14
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day, Evening, Online
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus

About the Program

Computer technology changes at an amazing rate, and you’ll be able to meet the challenges of this field head-on by taking part in Iowa Western's Management Information Systems program. Graduates of this uniquely specific program are awarded an Associate of Arts degree. 

Iowa Western is one of a select few to offer a Management Information Systems degree. You’ll be armed with a solid understanding of the concepts of computer technology through hands-on work with computers in small classroom settings. A completely wireless campus is a plus for this program, as is the use of smart boards, SOS, and SAIL. Not all program courses are offered on-line or every year.

Once you complete the program, you’ll be able to apply learned information technology skills to a wide range of business issues. Iowa Western graduates have been hired immediately by metro-area companies such as Con Agra, Qwest, First National Bank, Mutual of Omaha, Union Pacific, and First Data.

Career Information

This program is designed for students intending to transfer on to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year degree. Management information specialists apply information technology tools to the spectrum of business issues. Graduates are prepared for a management career that is focused primarily on information technology, but they can expect job opportunities in a variety of industries, including both private and public, and positions that range from entry-level to upper-level.

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrate use of analytical and problem solving skills for programming and web development.
  • Design, create and maintain a relational database system.
  • Create and develop interactive web pages.
  • Effectively interact with users to determine requirements.
  • Design and illustrate a computer network.


* A.A. and A.S. Degree Programs provide students a general education core in Communications, Social Sciences, Science & Mathematics, Humanities, and Diversity. The foundation of required and elective courses prepares students for transfer into a four-year college or university bachelor's degree Program.