Computers: Management Information Systems
Just the Facts
Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
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.
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.
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.