The Computer & Information Systems Program exposes students to a broad base of computer information technologies used in a 21st century economy that relies on digital information solutions.
Students learn object oriented programming in C++ or Java and event driven programming in Visual Basic, client/server architecture, analysis & design of database systems, networking technologies, Windows and LINUX System Administration. Through a cooperative education program, students can gain work experience and earn college credits during their studies at Middlesex College.
Graduates of the Program will be able to:
- Apply problem solving techniques to develop programs of moderate complexity using the object- oriented paradigm and the appropriate data structures.
- Explain basic networking concepts and models.
- Describe database concepts and use a relational database system.
- Effectively use and administer the Unix/Linux operating systems and write Shell programs of moderate complexity.
- Create web sites which include both client and server-side processing.
Students must demonstrate Algebra I competency before taking courses in the major. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in algebra II and geometry.