Linfield College | Adult Degree Program

Navigation
Linfield Home » ADP Home » Degrees and Certificates » Computer Information Systems

Online Computer Information Systems Certificate

Request Program Information NOW and start your future today.
Please do not change the value of this field Please do not change the value of this field

ED Gainful Employment Disclosure

The Computer Information Certificate is designed to prepare professionals who want to change careers to the computer field or upgrade their skills to keep up with new technologies in the computer industry. All programs are taught by highly skilled IT Professionals. Upon completion of the Certificate Program graduates will gain the hands-on-experience and skills that are needed to build a career, or enhance their opportunities for advancement at their current jobs.

COMP 101 is the first online course to be completed in the certificate program. Each student is provided with industry strength software to install on their home computers. Students will need web conferencing capabilities (2 monitors, headphone, microphone).

If your interest extends to earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems which combines the computer science courses in the certificate with business and management courses, learn more about Linfield College’s Business Information Systems Degree

The Computer Information Systems Certificate focuses on three main areas of Information Technology:
Software Engineering
Database Administration
Web Application Development

Computer Science System Development Fee

Computer Science students acquire over $8000 worth of industry-standard software for only $400 per year. This required purchase will include all updates and new releases as they become available throughout the year. The first time you register for any computer science course except COMP 101, your student account will be charged $400. You will have the entire semester to pay this fee.

To meet the requirements for the software you will be using, your machine should have the following minimum requirements:

Processor: At least 1.6 GHz PC 
Memory: At least 2 GB 
Disk Space: Minimum of 100GB free space; new, empty hard drive preferred.
Optical Disk: DVD Reader Minimum

Computer Information Systems Certificate in Software Engineering

The Software Engineering track focuses on software development skills such as program design, code, development, systems analysis and design, project management and client interaction. The program provides practical skills in the latest Object Oriented Analysis and Design methods utilizing commercial CASE tools and current programming languages. The major concepts and components of object technology in the context of the various phases of Software Development Life Cycle using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) standard will be the main focus on this certificate.

The certificate program is valuable for software engineers, systems analysts, designers and programmers who need to take full advantage of the benefits of Object Oriented software development.

Graduates will have the necessary skills and knowledge to be employed as project managers system analysts, application developers, or software testers.

Requirements: COMP 101, COMP 152, COMP 302, COMP 310, COMP 400

Computer Information Systems Certificate in Database Administration

The Database Administration track focuses on the specific skills required to administer an enterprise database such as Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Server. This certificate program will prepare students for professional certification exam in Oracle or Microsoft SQL Database administration.

Current database systems, because of their sizes and functionalities, are coming under increasingly stringent demands in terms of performance, reliability and scalability. This has resulted in increasing demand for database administrators. This course is valuable to those involved in the management of enterprise databases, including administrators, consultants, analysts, engineers, designers and developers.

Requirements: COMP 101, COMP 152, COMP 250, COMP 450

Computer Information Systems Certificate in Web Application Development

The Web Application Development track focuses on the technologies, formats, standards, tool products, and other elements in Web Application Development, with emphasis on Web systems for electronic-commerce (e-commerce), corporate support, entertainment, intranet, and extranet.

The Internet and the Web have created high demand for Web development experts. This Certificate program offers extensive hands-on exercises to provide students with practical experience in developing enterprise Web applications using Visual Studio.net, XML and Web service.

This program provides the skills to create fast, scalable enterprise-wide business applications. You build user interfaces and write database and business logic, using the new ASP.net component technologies and Web Services.

The program is valuable for those who wish to work in the Web production field involved in establishing, developing or maintaining a Web site, including application developers, Web developers, Web developers client-server programmers and technical managers and staff. It is also ideal for Web professionals who specialize in a particular area but wish to expand their breadth of knowledge by learning about the latest technologies and tools such as XML and Web Service.

Graduates will have the necessary skills and knowledge for career roles as webmasters, web application developers, web programmers and web administrators.

Requirements: COMP 101, COMP 152, COMP 302 or COMP 250, plus COMP 310, COMP 400

Computer Information Systems Courses

COMP 101 Fundamentals of Information Systems Technology
Broad overview of computer science. Topics include basic concepts in hardware, operating systems and networks, algorithmic problem solving, introduction to the object-oriented paradigm, and an overview of the social context of computing. No background in computer science is assumed or expected. Prerequisite: Required for BIS major and CIS certificates. 3 credits

COMP 152 Programming and Object Structures
Concepts of object-oriented and procedural software engineering methodolgies in data definition and measurement, abstract data type construction and use in developing screen editors, reports and other IS applications. Programming in visual development environment that incorporate event driven and and object-oriented design. $30 lab fee. Prerequisite: COMP 101. 4 credits.

COMP 250 Database Program Development 
Application program development in a database environment using a host language. Data stuctures, file organizations, models of data storage devices, data administration and data analysis, design and implementation. Pre- or co-requisite: 152. 3 credits

COMP 302 Software Engineering I
Analysis, design, implementation, and testing of a medium-scale software system as a member of a project team. Significant real-world group projects covering all the phases of software of development life cycle using high-level automated analysis and design tools. Experience with other important skills such as fact-finding, communications, and project management. $30 lab fee.  Prerequisite: COMP 250. 5 credits. (MWI)

COMP 310 Networks and Web Application Development
Modern applications software in business environments. Topics include: Enterprise web application development and security, web service, and XML in the enterprise. Hands-on-experience using current technology to build business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) applications. $30 lab fee. Prerequisite: COMP 250. 3 credits.

COMP 400 Applied Software Development Project
Comprehensive system development project. Team approach to analyze, design, and document realistic systems of moderate complexity. Project management methods, scheduling and control, formal presentations, and group dynamics in solving systems problems. Development of a database. $30 lab fee. Prerequisite: COMP 302 and COMP 310. 3 credits.

COMP 450 Advanced Database Concepts 

Database administration, technology, selection of database management systems. Practicum in data modeling and system development in a database environment using Oracle tools. Trends in data management. $30 lab fee. Prerequisite: COMP 250. 3 credits. (MWI)


Curriculum Plan for Summer Entry
Software Engineering Track

Summer  Fall Spring Summer 
COMP 101 COMP 152 COMP 302 COMP 310 & COMP 400

Curriculum Plan for Fall Entry
Software Engineering Fast Track

Fall  Spring  Summer
COMP 152* COMP 302 COMP 310 & COMP 400

*Comp 101 Information Systems Technology may be satisfied by an equivalent transfer course completed no more than eight years prior to application.  The student then begins with COMP 152 in the fall.

Curriculum Plan for Summer Entry
Database Administration Track

Summer  Fall  Winter 
COMP 101 COMP 152 & COMP 250 COMP 450

Curriculum Plan for Fall Entry
Database Administration Fast Track

Fall  Winter 
COMP 152 & COMP 250*  COMP 450

*Comp 101 Information Systems Technology may be satisfied by an equivalent transfer course completed no more than eight years prior to application.  The student then begins with COMP 152 in the fall.

Curriculum Plan for Summer Entry
Web Application Development Track

Summer  Fall  Winter  Spring  Summer 
COMP 101 COMP 152 & COMP 250 or COMP 302 COMP 450 COMP 302 or COMP 250 COMP 310 & COMP 400

Curriculum Plan for Fall Entry
Web Application Development Fast Track

Fall  Winter  Spring  Summer 
COMP 152 & COMP 250 or COMP 302* COMP 450 COMP 302 or COMP 250 COMP 310 & COMP 400

*Comp 101 Information Systems Technology may be satisfied by an equivalent transfer course completed no more than eight years prior to application.  The student then begins with COMP 152 in the fall.

Enroll Now in Linfield’s Computer Information Systems Certificate Program or contact us and one of our knowledgeable admissions and enrollment specialists will help you get started.

Wondering what it would be like to complete a Computer Information Systems Certificate online? Read our Guide to Online College for Adults.