Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Computer Information Systems Programs at KVCC

Computer Information Systems

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
 

MICROCOMPUTER TECHNICIAN

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Microcomputer Technician degree program prepares you for employment in computer information systems in business or industry installing and maintaining LANs, connecting and maintaining multiple PC's and ensuring proper installation and operation of software.

GRADUATES WILL BE PREPARED TO:

  • Install and maintain local area networks.
  • Install and troubleshoot PC software applications.
  • Install and configure PC components, hard drives, CD-ROM, modems, etc.
  • Present a professional image in the workplace.

SAMPLE COURSES IN THE PROGRAM
Business Principles and Practices
Financial Records
Programming Logic
Math
PC Database
PC Hardware
System Analysis and Design
Intro to LANs

ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS
Applications Specialist
Microcomputer Specialist
Computer Programming Specialist

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The position involves coordinating development and production activities of computer departments depending upon organizational size and type of organization, conferring with department heads involved with proposed projects to ensure cooperation and further defining the nature of projects, and consulting with management to assist in determining computer information requirements.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
The employment outlook is well above average through the year 2005.

SALARY PROJECTIONS
Beginning minimum ........................................$18,200.00+
Senior maximum ........................................... $43,700.00+

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PROGRAMMING
This Computer Information Systems Programming degree program focuses on computer programming needed in small to medium-sized business and industry.  Programming for business operations using PC's, microcomputers and mainframes is included.

GRADUATES WILL BE PREPARED TO:

  • Analyze programming needs.
  • Flowchart solutions to programming problems.
  • Code programs using languages such as COBOL, BASIC, C++.
  • Test programs for accuracy.
  • Document programs.
  • Perform program maintenance as needed.
  • Present a professional image in the workplace.
  • Work with abstract concepts and do technical analysis.

SAMPLE COURSES IN THE PROGRAM
Business Principles and Practices
Financial Records
Programming Logic
PC Database and Spreadsheets
Programming Languages COBOL, RPG and AS/400 OS and CL
System Analysis and Design
Database/Utilities and SQL
General Education

ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS
Program Analyst
Applications Specialist
Computer Programming Specialist

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The position involves coordinating development and production activities of computer departments depending upon organizational size and type, conferring with department heads involved with proposed projects to ensure cooperation and further defining the nature of projects, and consulting with management to assist in determining computer information requirements.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
The employment outlook is well above average through the year 2005.

SALARY PROJECTIONS
Beginning minimum ........................................$18,200.00+
Senior maximum ........................................... $43,700.00+

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ACADEMIC ADVISING AND COUNSELING
Counseling services are available to help you in selecting a program of study and courses to suit your particular skills, aptitudes, goals and needs. An individualized program of study can be developed and printed for your reference as you begin and continue through your program. Arrange for an appointment with one of KVCC's counselors by calling 488-4123 at the Texas Township Campus or 373-7834 at the Arcadia Commons Campus.

FINANCIAL AID
Tuition at KVCC is low. In addition, financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, student loans and work-study. The financial aid office is open Monday-Friday and financial aid advisors are available to help you determine the best way to pay for your education. To find out if you are eligible for aid, call 488-4340.

PLACEMENT AND STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Perhaps you are undecided about a career or program of study. Career exploration, decision making and employment information is readily available, free of charge, along with personal assistance from a professional staff who can help you in choosing and preparing for a career. For help, call today at 488-4123.

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
As a prospective student, you must submit an application for admission prior to enrollment. There is no application fee. An application may be obtained from counseling offices in area high schools, from the KVCC class schedule or by calling 488-4281.

Applications are accepted anytime throughout the your. It is best, however, to apply early enough to take advantage of our services and early registration. This gives you the best chance to get classes on the days and at the times that you want. Once you have submitted an application, you will receive notification of your acceptance, "next steps," and further instructions on how to register for classes.

Programs, courses and services are offered at two convenient locations. For more information call:

Texas Township Campus
6767 West O Avenue
(269) 488-4400

Arcadia Commons Campus
202 N. Rose Street
(269) 373-7800

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