Nathaniel LaClaire (2015)
Each year at Commencement, UMA’s Distinguished Student Award is given by the University to a student who demonstrates academic excellence, University service, and community engagement. In 2015, Nate LaClaire became the first CIS student to receive this award. Although he has exceptional technical skills, it is not so much WHAT he does, but HOW he does it that is so impressive. His humor, humility, positive attitude, leadership skills, and constant professionalism make him the ideal candidate for this award.
Stephanie Tasker (2016)
Summer 2016, Stephanie Tasker redesigned the Computer Information System site for the University of Maine. Stephanie used a Bootstrap framework for a mobile responsive design. Stephanie Tasker’s internship was sponsored by the CIS program under the organizational mentorship of CIS coordinator, Diana Kokoska.
Ibrahim Ali (2009)
Ibrahim Ali graduated in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. He is working remotely for Alere Informatics as an Implementation Project Manager. He also builds interfaces and implements and configures the company software.
Anastasia Salls (2016)
Anastasia Salls designed a Web site for the UMA Dental Assisting Program. According to Amanda Willette, Dental Assisting and EFDA Program Coordinator, “[Anastasia’s] enthusiasm and passion for Web design was evident in the work she produced.” Her project not only provided experience for Anastasia, but produced an excellent promotion and marketing tool for a UMA program.
About the CIS Program
You can earn an associate, bachelor, or post-baccalaureate credential in Computer Information Systems by enrolling in the Computer Information Systems program. Take core courses that provide hands-on application in hardware and operating systems, networking and security, systems analysis, database design, applications development, or Web design and development and select from over twenty information technology electives that are specifically designed to further your career goals.
The Computer Information Systems program has established partnerships with local businesses and works closely with Project>Login, a campaign to expand the network of computing and IT professionals in Maine through education, information, and internships.
The CIS bachelor s program requires a 300-level, three-credit internship class, which provides real-world experience in the IT field. Graduates of our program are poised to launch a challenging career in computer information systems.
Since information systems are an integral part of every business enterprise, students who can provide innovative solutions to corporate challenges are in high demand.
The projected state and local shortage for skilled information technology professionals, especially for system analysts, database analysts, and security analysts, ensure that academically-prepared CIS graduates will have an exciting array of career options in the foreseeable future.