This is a high wage career that pays well above the statewide median range. The information learned in the program will allow you to stay on top of current trends in the field.
People who have worked in Computers/Information Management typically perform the following tasks:
Collecting information from different sources.
Creating and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
Keeping up-to-date with new knowledge.
Developing and building teams.
Identifying information by categorizing, comparing, or detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Evaluating information to determine compliance with standards.
Normandale's Computers/Information Management Program is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Careers in Computers & Information Management
Projected Job Growth
According to iseek.org there is a 13.9% growth rate in the computer information management field.
Types of Jobs
Titles for managers:
Data Processing Manager
Information Systems Director (IS Director)
Information Technology Director (IT Director)
Computing Services Director
Director of Application Development
Information Systems Manager (IS Manager)
Information Systems Supervisor (IS Supervisor)
MIS Director (Management Information Systems Director)
Technical Services Manager
Information Technology Manager (IT Manager)
Average State Pay
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage is:
$56.14 per hour ($123,950) for managers
$38.31 per hour ($79,680 annually) for analysts
$37.06 per hour ($77,080) for database administrators
$34.88 per hour ($72,560) network and computer systems administrators.
More than just fixing worms and viruses, this field requires a lot of discipline to just keep current. At the managerial level, you'll have to be a people person in order to lead a team of technical professionals. You'll also have to be a good gatherer of information in order to troubleshoot problems or recommend improvements. Everyday learning is part of this field, along with constantly changing protocols and procedures.
Degrees & Certificates in Computers/Information Management
The department focuses on general computing courses providing skill development using popular software packages and information about computers and how they impact communication in our personal and professional lives.
The department offers the following awards:
Associate of Applied Science in Computers/Information Management (60 credits)
The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge of the technologies and the skills that facilitate the delivery and management of information. The courses can provide the basic computer skills helpful for study in any field, for the upgrading of computer skills used within the context of employment in any field and for personal use. Most four-year programs require competence in using the computer before admission is granted. Completion of many of the courses in this program will prepare students with the skills necessary to successfully complete industry testing for specialized certificates showing mastery of current business software. These industry credentials show that the student meets globally recognized performance standards. Students earning these credentials are valuable to organizations that want to reinforce their technology investments with accelerated productivity and improved organizational performance. Industry certifications are available from companies such as Microsoft and from globally recognized organizations.
Normandale's Computers/Information Management Program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).