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Triton College

The Computer Information Systems degrees and certificates are designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain a position in the specialties of E-commerce, database3 design, game development and programming, and Linux system management. Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate basic level of competency in programming and logic skills.
  • Utilize web technologies.
  • Use productivity software effectively (word processing, spreadsheets, and database software).
  • Identify an area of interest through the selection of elective courses.
  • Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Present conclusions effectively, orally and in  writing.
Tufts University

Tufts University

They will seek quality in our teaching and research and in the services that support our academic enterprise. Their programs will be those that meet our own high standards, that augment each other, and that are worthy of the respect of our students and of scholars, educators, and the larger community. At Tufts they seek to lead the way in defining what it means to be a university whose education and research have a global reach. Their students and faculty are engaged in international research and scholarship on issues ranging from AIDS to arsenic. They are grappling with the fundamental human forces that fuel conflict and cooperation in international affairs. And they are doing so through experiential global learning, distinctive interdisciplinary programs that apply academic knowledge to real-life situations around the world. Tufts University's emphasis on international education and research reaches across the curriculum, and infuses every school.

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Tulane University

As Newcomb College has always done, we create a woman-centered experience in a co-educational institution.  Whether you are a current student at Tulane University, alumna, or member of our New Orleans women’s community, we strive to be a  center for mentoring the next generation of women leaders through innovative teaching on gender issues, service learning courses, and engaging public programs.  Our research center, archives, and library are resources for all.  Located in three separate buildings, 43 Newcomb Place, the Caroline Richardson Building, and 1326 Audubon Street, the Newcomb College Institute is a pivotal link between women students, faculty members, and community activists.

Union College

Union College

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work. At Union, you'll find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, of leaders and change agents—people whose ambition, energy and desire to make things happen are contagious. We have a long tradition of innovation and of educating creative problem-solvers, a tradition which continues to flourish and to define who we are today.

Universidad Metropolitana

Universidad Metropolitana

Universidad Metropolitana is a private, not for profit higher education institution committed to fulfill a relevant role in the social and economic development of Puerto Rico.  Its mission is to provide a diverse student body with opportunities to acquire professional and personal competencies through education, research and community service in order for them to become agents of change, life-long learners and responsible contributors to a globalized and sustainable world

University at Albany - SUNY

University at Albany - SUNY

The Department of Computer Science is the natural home for students interested in artificial intelligence, forensics, graphics, modeling and simulation, natural language processing, networks, parallel and distributed processing, security, software engineering practice and principles, algorithms, discrete mathematics, logic and optimization. UAlbany is the gateway to success in the Information Age. Its modern, technologically-rich environment provides students with the resources they need for successful careers in computer science. The campus features wireless access, state-of-the art research facilities and career development advice. Strategically located in the state capital of New York, the University at Albany is an internationally recognized public research institution that brings "The World Within Reach" to more than 17,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The varied perspectives and life experiences of a student body and faculty that represent more than 100 nations provide a diversity that enriches learning at UAlbany.

University of Akron

University of Akron

We are a scholarly community, operating in an atmosphere of mutual respect, with a three-fold mission: to create knowledge, to train and educate students, and to disseminate knowledge. In all of this we serve not only our students, but also perform functions, as individual faculty, that contribute to the general well-being of our academic disciplines, the university, and the community beyond. We engage in world-class, multi-disciplinary, collaborative scientific research that elucidates the fundamental principles of macromolecular science, especially emerging fields such as photonics, biomaterials, and nanotechnology. We educate, first and foremost, graduate students, assisting them to cultivate a life of the mind, from which to think critically, investigate the world with the tools of research, communicate effectively, and creatively translate knowledge into new technologies and policies. We disseminate knowledge, not only through teaching of students, but also through scholarly publication, public scientific discussion, and outreach activities to the scientific community and the world.

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University of Alabama

The University of Alabama will be the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama and a university of choice for all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life, not only for all Alabamians, but for citizens of the nation and world.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Advance the University's academic, research, scholarship and service priorities, consistent with a top tier university, and continue to promote growth and national prominence in these areas.
  • Enhance the teaching, research and service mission of the University by retaining and recruiting outstanding faculty and staff.
  • Enhance the University's learning environment to attract and retain excellent students.
  • Develop a university-wide emphasis on leadership as a primary role of the flagship university of the State of Alabama.


University of Alabama - Birmingham

University of Alabama - Birmingham

I  Provide education that prepares diverse students to lead, teach, provide professional services and become the prominent scholars and societal leaders of the future.

II  Pursue research, scholarship and creative activities that spur innovation, make UAB a vibrant cultural center and expand UAB’s capability to continually discover and share new knowledge that benefits society.

III  Deliver the highest quality patient care that reflects our ability to translate discoveries into revolutionary therapies in one of the nation’s largest academic medical centers.

IV  Encourage partnerships that improve education, the arts and humanities, health, economic prosperity and quality of life through service at home and around the globe.

V  Foster and stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship that contributes to the economic development and prosperity of the city of Birmingham, the state of Alabama and beyond.

University of Arizona

As a public research university serving the diverse citizens of Arizona and beyond, the mission of the University of Arizona is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality education that engages our students in discovery through research and broad-based scholarship. We aim to empower our graduates to be leaders in solving complex societal problems. Whether in teaching, research, outreach or student engagement, access and quality are the defining attributes of the University of Arizona’s mission.

Our undergraduates study ways to design computer networking protocols, create and distribute innovative software, develop wireless and mobile computing, create novel programming languages, develop computational biology algorithms, invent highly efficient algorithms for computer graphics, and push the limits of high-performance computing. 

Our dynamic program of graduate study integrates quality research and teaching. Our alumni include researchers at AT&T Labs, HP Labs, and IBM Almaden, and faculty at Davis, Purdue, and Virginia. 

Specifically involved in the NCWIT Academic Alliance are the School of Information, the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Management Information Systems.