Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the CIS program are to produce graduates who:

  1. meet their professional goals;
  2. continue to be life-long learners; and
  3. meet their employer or continuing education expectations.

Student Outcomes

The CIS program of study enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities;
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society;
  8. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practices.
  10. An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.

The CIS program at Cal U began in the Fall of 2005.  Below is student enrollment and graduation data since the inception of the program.

Student Enrollment

Academic Year Enrollment
2013-2014 81
2012-2013 82
2011-2012 69
2010-2011 76
2009-2010 73
2008-2009 59
2007-2008 47
2006-2007 28
2005-2006 10

Degrees Awarded

Academic Year Degrees Awarded
Current Year 3
2012-2013 21
2011-2012 16
2010-2011 14
2009-2010 11
2008-2009 9
2007-2008 1
2006-2007 0
2005-2006 0