Bachelor of Computer Information Systems Degree

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Bachelor of Computer Information Systems Degree

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 5,083 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 24,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Okanagan College’s Bachelor of Computer Information Systems Degree is an interdisciplinary program that is designed to give you important skills in communications, business, mathematics and computing which can be difficult to find in more traditional ‘computer science’ degrees. This is intended to make you a much more competitive candidate for a wide range of roles in the information technology field which have less to do with engineering and coding, and more to do with application and implementation of IT n a commercial context. 

    In addition to the core modules, you’ll be able to select a specialty for yourself in either Database Systems or Software Design and Development. Alternatively, you can opt for General Studies modules. 

    Though this is a 4 year program, students who have already earned a diploma in Computer Information Systems or Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technology from Okanagan may enter at year three. 

    Co-operative education opportunities are optional, thought they are highly recommended. 

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study, or up to 6 years with the co-op options. 

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Analysis and Reporting for Information Technology
    • Arts Studies in English
    • BCIS students: Please register in COSC 118 (not NTEN 117).
    • Calculus I & II
    • Computer Programming I & II
    • Introduction to Cryptography
    • Introduction to Discrete Structures
    • Introduction to Linear Algebra
    • Mathematics for Information Technology
    • Networks and Telecommunications 
    • Professional Writing I & II
    • Systems Analysis and Design
    • Technical Aspects of Operating Systems
    • Technical Communication for Information Technology
    • University Writing
    • Visual Programming

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Client-side Web Systems
    • Computer Data Structures
    • Introduction to Database Management Systems
    • Introduction to Operating Systems
    • Machine Architecture
    • Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
    • One other three-credit NTEN or COSC course
    • Project Management
    • Projects in Computer Science
    • Web development with LAMP

    Year 3 and 4 Modules Include:

    • Advanced Database Management Systems
    • Android Application Development
    • Data Mining
    • Data Warehousing
    • Database Administration
    • Ethics of Computer Usage
    • iOS Application Development
    • Linux Networking
    • Management Principles
    • Microservices and Software Architecture
    • Network Programming
    • Server Platform as a Service
    • Software Engineering
    • Software Engineering Project
    • Topics in Database

    Learning And Teaching

    Okanagan College’s academic programs are delivered primarily through lectures, skills workshops, seminar classes and distance or blended learning. In addition to learning in the classroom and the field, though, you’ll have access to the Learning Centres at Kelowna, Salmon Arm and Revelstoke. The Learning Centres offer many different kinds of academic support to students at all levels, including study support, writing workshops, computer and printer access and referral to other student services. 

    Career Possibilities

    Many of the students who graduate from Okanagan College’s Bachelor of Computer Information Systems Degree proceed to Master’s level degree programs in computer science, business or the arts.  

    Other students go directly into work in a wide range of fields, not just those closely related to computer science or IT. Some of these graduates have taken challenging yet lucrative roles in fields like entertainment, sustainability, investment, banking or even sports technology.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems Degree. 

    You should already have a Canadian secondary school education or the international equivalent, including a substantial amount of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus content. Those with relevant Diplomas form Okanagan College may enter in year 3 of the program, rather than year 1.

    All classes are taught in English unless otherwise noted.

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