The overall mission of the computing programs is to prepare nationally and internationally competitive graduates, at the graduate, baccalaureate, and associate levels, in computer science and information technologies to meet the needs of the current and future technology era. Our department's program objectives and outcomes are consistent with the mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which is to provide nationally competitive and fully accrediated professional programs at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. These programs enable immediate employment upon graduation or for continuation for advanced level studies in the respective disciplines.
Program Objectives. The program objectives are to produce graduates who are prepared for:
Program Outcomes. CSIT Department's programs enable students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
- A successful immediate employment
- A successful entry into graduate programs in the discipline
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
- An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society;
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
- An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices;
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
- An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies;
- An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems;
- An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment;
- An understanding of best practices and standards and their application;
- An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.