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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Information Systems Application Certificate

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Program: Certificate
Department of Computer Science  
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 125 ~ 260-481-6803 

The Information Systems field requires entry level employees with base of knowledge and skills that are embodied in the beginning topics of the Bachelor’s Degree in Information systems.  This Certificate will allow a student to have the “credential” needed to show competency for the entry level position, or for the repositioning within a company field, or reaffirming technical background.  The student seeking the Bachelor’s Degree in information Systems will be able to compete favorable for entry level positions.

Students in other disciplines who like to work with the computer will find a very good foundation of coursework to give them the effective background to find entry level positions in their disciplines where the companies want some employees with computer technical background.  The Certificate coursework will provide the background that will easily provide avenues for working with the Information Systems or Information Technology Departmental staff in the company setting.

This Certificate is available for all students. There are no special admission requirements. Any student at Purdue University Fort Wayne will be able to take advantage of this Certificate Program.

 Student Learning Outcomes

  • Have an excellent foundation development through programming with a high level language.
  • Understand the role of the Information Systems as used today (with the people, technology, and organizational components) including the globalization role.
  • Understand the fundamentals of Enterprise Systems and the issues associated with their implementation.
  • Understand the role of databases, and database management systems, in managing the organizational data and information.
  • Students will be prepared to assume job positions at the entry level of the information systems work in an organization or business.

Program Delivery

  • On-Campus and Distance

General Requirements:

Program Requirements: Credits 15

To earn the Certificate in Information Systems, you will be required to successfully complete the following courses with a grade C or better in each course.

Fundamental of Enterprise Systems within Organizations: Credits 3

Managing the Organizational Data and Information: Credits 3

Academic Regulations

  • Only computer science courses in which you have earned a grade of C or better can be applied to the degree or used to satisfy prerequisites.

Total Credits Required: 15

Student Responsibility:

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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