Why Choose a Computers/Information Management Certificate?
This is a high wage career that pays well above the statewide median range. It will also help you learn information that will allow you to stay on top of current with knowledge in the field.
Individuals who work in this field will need to be proficient in:
Collecting information from different sources
Creating and maintaining interpersonal relationships
Keeping up-to-date with new knowledge
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 (IS Manager)
Information Systems Supervisor (IS Supervisor)
MIS Director (Management Information Systems)
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 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.
Certificate in Computer Information Management
The department offers a Computer/Information Management Certificate (15 credits)
The department also focuses on general computer courses providing skill development using popular software packages and information about computers and how they impact communication in our personal and professional lives.
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The Computers/Information Management Certificate is for the adult student who want to extend their skills to position themselves for a job upgrade or promotion.
Completion of many of the courses in this program will prepare students with 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.