Information Systems: Diploma Coursework Summary

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An Information Systems diploma will allow you to work in the information technology (IT) field as a computer programmer, webmaster, systems designer, network or database administrator. You will study information systems, database systems, network systems and IT concepts, and will be well prepared for an exciting, well-paid IT career. Read the following article to find out more.
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Why earn a diploma in Information Systems?

If you'd like a career in the field of Information Technology (IT) but don't want to spend forever in school studying computers when you'd rather be working with them, you can earn a diploma in information systems in just a few semesters. With such a diploma you will be able to start your new IT career sooner rather than later.

Career possibilities

Some of the career opportunities open to you may include working as a computer programmer, systems designer, web page designer, network administrator, or database administrator.

Occupational outlook

There has been a slowdown in the demand for programmers since the Internet's boom days of the late '90s, and the 2006 Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.BLS.gov) projects growth of 8% or below in the number or employment opportunities available through the year 2014. Opportunities will still be plentiful, however, for programmers whose skills are up-to-date and who have a thorough grounding in the principles of network security - skills and knowledge which will be yours when you have completed your studies for a diploma in information systems.

Salary information

IT professionals are, on the whole, very well paid for their special skills and knowledge. The 2006 Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.BLS.gov) reports a median annual salary for computer programmers of $62,890, although salaries in the $100,000 per year range are not unheard of. Even entry-level programmers tend to earn annual salaries in the mid-30,000s and above.

Coursework requirements

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Java
  • Information Systems
  • Database systems
  • Network systems
  • IT Concepts

Skills you will learn

You will learn the computer skills, which will make you an asset to any organization using computers and employing IT professionals. Your knowledge of networking fundamentals, web applications, and information security as well as your skills in writing, testing, and improving programs and applications will make you feel confident working in the areas of web development, design, security, and hosting.

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Organizational Leadership
      • MS - Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Management Information Systems and Business Analytics
      • BS - Information Technology
      • BS - Business Management
      • BS - Organizational Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Project/Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Human Resources and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Mgmt & Project Mgmt.
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Technology Management
      • B.S. - Business Management With No Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Business Management
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Information Technology
      • MBA: Project Management
      • MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence and Analytics
      • MSM in Information Technology
    Bachelor's
      • BSBA in Information Systems Management
      • BS in Analytics
      • BBA: Project Management
    Associate's
      • Associate: Business Admin.
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA - Management
    Master's
      • Master of Science in Business Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Information Systems
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Analytics
      • B.S. in Business Analytics
      • Bachelor: Business Admin
      • Bachelor: Applied Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
      • M.S. - Entertainment Business
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Music Business
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Information Systems Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Information Systems
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Data Science
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Notre Dame, IN

    University of Notre Dame

  • Nashville, TN

    Vanderbilt University

Featured Schools

Colorado State University Global

  • MS - Organizational Leadership
  • MS - Management
  • BS - Management Information Systems and Business Analytics
  • BS - Information Technology

What is your highest level of education?

Herzing University

  • MBA: Technology Management
  • Bachelor: Technology Management
  • Associate of Science - Business Management

What is your highest level of education?

Purdue University Global

  • MBA - Information Technology
  • BSBA in Information Systems Management
  • Associate: Business Admin.

Which subject are you interested in?

Grand Canyon University

  • DBA - Management
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems

What is your highest level of education?

Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
  • M.S. - Entertainment Business
  • B.S. - Music Business

What is your highest level of education?

Walden University

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Information Systems Management
  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Information Systems
  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Data Science

What is your highest level of education completed?

Post University

  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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