Academic Program Proposal

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Proposal
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Proposal
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Awarded
Academic
Program
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MHEC Final
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Date
College of Southern Maryland
Proposal
Lower Division CertificateInformation Systems3/28/2018Approved4/17/2018
Information Systems Program Description
The Information Systems Certificate aligns with CSM’s Information Systems A.A.S. degree program. Courses in this certificate provide students with a ladder into the degree program. These courses all count towards completion of the degree program and provide students with a good selection of courses that may be valuable for entry-level employment or career exploration. <br> <br>This proposal presents a modification to CSM’s Information Systems L.D.C. program.&nbsp; The changes include a more current name change from Computer Programming to Information Systems as well significant modifications to course selection. Through the curriculum, professional organizations and engagement activities, graduates of the College of Southern Maryland’s Information Systems Certificate program will achieve the following educational objectives: <br> <br>1. Introduce graduates to a common body of knowledge in a variety of business and technology information system industries. <br>2. Provide graduates with the capability to develop the skills and knowledge required of employees in a variety of business, information technology, and management settings. <br>3. Provide graduates the resources and skills allowing them to find entry-level employment or enter trainee programs in information systems and related professions. <br>4. Prepare graduates for further study in information systems. <br>