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Slide 1: Computer Science at MVNU


MVNU Students and Faculty leaving for the ACM Computer Programming Contest

Slide 2: Tonight's Session

  • What is Computer Science?
  • What are the opportunities for work and service using computer science?
  • How to program a web animation (hands on activity)

Slide 3: What is Computer Science?

Computer science (CS) studies how computers work, including programming, and the development and management of computing solutions.

  1. designing and building software

  2. developing and managing effective ways to solve computing problems, such as storing information in databases, sending data over networks or providing new approaches to security problems

  3. devising new and better ways of using computers to solve the challenges and problems humanity faces today.

  4. planning and managing technology infrastructure


Slide 4: Computer Science Senior Class (2012)


Slide 5: What do Computer Science graduates do?

  • 2012 Graduates
    • Matt Kraly: Software Engineer at IBM, Dublin, OH
    • Marcus Hartzler: Software Engineer at HMB, Columbus, OH.
    • Greg Kindle: Software Engineer at Moreover Technologies, Dayton, OH.
    • Zach Bennett: Software Engineer at Lockheed Martin Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
    • Josh Tennefoss: Software Engineer at Stewardship Technology, Mount Vernon, OH.
    • Kevin Adams: Infrastructure Technician at MVNU Information Technology Services.
  • Some Past Graduates
    • Mark Evilsizor (1989): IT Manager at Nazarene Publishing House, Kansas City, MO.
    • 4 graduates work at Microsoft in Seattle, WA.

Slide 6: Some Reasons to Major in Computing *

  1. Computing has become part of almost everything we do!
  2. Expertise in computing enables you to solve complex, challenging problems.
  3. Computing is one way you can make a positive difference in the world.
  4. All kinds of organizations need people who know how computers work.
    * help Christian ministries fulfill their purpose
    * bring to glory to God by doing quality work in a secular company
  5. There is a shortage of people who are well qualified for many computing jobs.
  6. Computing offers great opportunities for creativity and innovation
    if you have skills in math and problem solving.
  7. Computing has space for both collaborative work and individual effort.
  8. Expertise in computing helps you even if your primary career choice is something else.

Slide 7: Serve others in need at MVNU

Slide 8: What Majors do we have at MVNU?

  • BS in Computer Science (Includes a math minor)
  • BA in Computer Science (Choose any minor)
  • BS in Computer Systems and Network Engineering
  • BS Information Technology Management (Business Department)

Slide 9: BS in Computer Science

  • Learn software development, software engineering, computational theory, database, languages.
  • Prepare for careers in programming, project management, software design, technology innovation
  • Prepare for graduate school in computer science

Slide 10: BA in Computer Science (Choose any minor)

  • Learn software development, software engineering, computational theory, database, languages.
  • Prepare for careers in programming, project management, software design, technology innovation

Slide 11: BS in Computer Systems and Network Engineering

  • Learn networking design, management, and operations
  • Learn software and server system set-up, management, and deployment.
  • Get certifications
  • Prepare for a career in building and running computer servers for organizations

Slide 12: BS Information Technology Management (Business Department)

  • Learn business management skills
  • Learn computer technology management skills, simple programming, and operations
  • Prepare for a career managing technology personal and services for organisations.
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Slide 13: Computer Science Job projections 2006-2016


Slide 14: Fastest-growing geographic markets for IT jobs**

  • Kansas City 109%
  • Cleveland 95%
  • Cincinnati 81%
  • Detroit 79%
  • Richmond 59%
  • Jacksonville, FL 51%
  • Providence 50%
  • Columbus 49%
  • Minneapolis 45%
  • Dallas 41%
*As of June 1, 2011, compared to June 1, 2010.


Slide 15: Predicted Salaries


-- RobertKasper - 2012-06-13

Topic revision: r6 - 2013-01-21 - RobertKasper
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