Diploma of

Information Systems

Diploma of Information Systems

The mission of the information systems program is to provide students with a strong foundation in both theory and practice that is necessary to solve real-world problems. Through the use of state-of-the-art software and hardware, students will learn to develop their theoretical and programming skills in order to allow them to apply these learned techniques to analyze a problem, evaluate possible solutions, and create a solution as part of a team. The program prepares students for careers in software design, intelligent systems, big data systems and analytics, computer systems and network design, and software system security. Graduates will be prepared to take positions in these areas in industry and government, the local community, and will be prepared for further studies in computer science as well. In addition, the program provides students with opportunities to interact with other professionals and exhibit the highest ethical standards in the practice of their profession.

Program learning objectives

The objectives of the Diploma of Information Systems program are to develop graduates who, within a few years of graduation:

  • Students will be able to apply the principles of computer science, mathematics, and scientific investigation to solve real-world problems appropriate to the discipline. 
  • Students will have lifelong learning skills, which will allow them to successfully adapt to evolving technologies throughout their professional careers.
  • Students are sufficiently prepared for employment and advanced studies and will have significant experiences with complex software development for real-world problems.
  • Students will have sufficient teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills to enable them to work with others effectively in their professional careers. 
  • Students can function ethically and responsibly, and are conscious of ethical, social, global, legal, security and professional issues related to computing. 

What can I do with my major?

Career Opportunities

  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Systems Analyst

Diploma Requirements

(64 Credits)

Areas of Study

General Education (18 Credits)

  • English Composition
  • Speech
  • Humanities
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Major Courses (43 Credits)

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • A+ Essentials
  • Programming I
  • A+ Practical
  • Information Systems
  • System Security Practitioner (SSCP)
  • Programming II
  • Introduction to Database & MySQL
  • Object-oriented Analysis & Design
  • CISCO Networking I
  • Cloud Essentials & Storage+
  • Security+
  • Android Application Development
  • CISCO Networking II

Information Systems Elective (3 Credits)

  • To be approved by the Academic Advisor

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