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Work at the hub of Information Technology.

Help make goals a reality.

Project mangers who specialize in Information Technology focus on continuous improvement of an organization’s computer systems. Combining their knowledge of computers and information systems with management skills and techniques, they work with top management to define Information Technology needs and goals, make recommendations for improvements and upgrades, and lead the technical team that develops and implements the solution.

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Project Management and Planning

Work at the hub of Information Technology.

Help make goals a reality.

Project mangers who specialize in Information Technology focus on continuous improvement of an organization’s computer systems. Combining their knowledge of computers and information systems with management skills and techniques, they work with top management to define Information Technology needs and goals, make recommendations for improvements and upgrades, and lead the technical team that develops and implements the solution.

Career Facts

$79,680

Median salary for CS Analysts

25%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$120,950

Median salary for Computer and IS Managers

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Overview

Overview

Baker’s Project Management and Planning program focuses on the application of computer systems to solve business problems, preparing you to pursue a career as a programmer, programmer/analyst, or systems analyst.

Our curriculum, developed with the continuing input of our Advisory Board made up of employers and IT professionals, includes a core of project management courses, combined with courses in business strategies, teaming, communications, and more. Using a variety of project management tools, you learn how to apply your skills and the latest proven techniques to define and clarify project needs and goals, and lead projects to a successful conclusion, on time and within budget.

As a program graduate, you’ll be prepared for formal project management certification, and ready to enter a field that offers personal satisfaction and opportunities for growth.

Course Information

Course Information

Project Management and Planning Major103 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

CIS 106B

4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to computer operating systems and maintenance concepts. Students will study the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems and will receive a brief introduction to Linux. This course will assist students in their preparation for the CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam, INF 121 or NET 101.
Computer Operating Systems and Maintenance I 4

CIS 114

2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the underlying principles of information and database structure in electronic database management systems. Students will be introduced to types of information, table structure, features of a relational database, basic concepts of database design and normalization, and basic overviews of the roles of database administrators and professionals. Students will also be introduced to introductory SQL commands using a command line and existing databases.

Database Fundamentals 2

CIS 331

4 Quarter Hours

Expands on the concepts learned in the introductory course in database creation by introducing students to higher levels of database development and computer science concepts. Students learn SQL in order to study the manipulation of a relational database. This course also includes a survey of database platforms.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 114 or CS 101 or INF 114A or NET 101.
Database Management Using SQL 4

CIS 351

4 Quarter Hours

Helps students gain the knowledge and skills required to design databases and information systems for the Web. Includes the development of data models including how to organize the modeling task, manage compromises, design for flexibility, achieve basic and advanced normalization, and develop and use generic models. Explains how to model a problem domain by abstracting objects, attributes, and relationships. Describes object-oriented approaches to model the dynamic behavior of a system in terms of state and process models. Students will construct data and object models using Entity-Relationship (ER), Unified Modeling Language (UML), and other techniques.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 302A or CIS 331.
System Modeling and Design 4

CIS 421B

4 Quarter Hours

Exposes students to database administration and the duties of a database administrator (DBA) to include database monitoring, backup and recovery, troubleshooting, and tuning for reliability and performance. Students will install, configure, and maintain an RDBMS including security, backup and recovery operations, and performance tuning.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 302A or CIS 331.
Database Administration I 4

CIS 431

4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the alignment between business and technology with an emphasis on the use of technology by different organizational units. Decision support systems, enterprise systems, business process reengineering, and knowledge management will be discussed. The advantages and challenges of each system will be evaluated along with system development and implementation strategies.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 351, MGT 321
Enterprise Architecture 4

CIS 441

4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the strategic function of an enterprise and the role information systems plays in it. It develops the ability to analyze situations and develop appropriate technology solutions to deal with a variety of business situations. It examines how technology and telecommunications systems enable businesses to succeed in a global marketplace.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 431
IS Strategy, Management and Acquisition 4

CIS 495

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on selected topics of current interest in information systems. Recent development in systems, initiatives and technology related to the information systems field will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
Senior status and acceptance in the program.
Special Topics in Information Systems 4

CIS 499

4 Quarter Hours

Examines the systems development process as a whole for the Information Systems field. As part of this course, students will complete a capstone project that examines the use and application of an information system for an organization.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 441
Senior Project in Information Systems 4

CS 111

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to programming concepts such as logic and flow charting as well as some basic programming techniques.

Prerequisite(s):
Any INF course or CS 101 or EGR 111 or NET 101, MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111.
Introduction to Programming 4

CS 422A

4 Quarter Hours

Provides students the ability to create and maintain database objects to store, retrieve, and manipulate data. In addition, students will write queries to retrieve, summarize, and modify data using joins and subqueries. Students will learn how to create and execute stored procedures and functions. This course also introduces participants to database triggers.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 331, CS 111
Database Programming I 4

ITS 211

4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with a strong foundation in network security concepts, along with analysis and design of these systems. It is a preparatory course in network security methodologies and helps prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination.

In the following programs: Information Systems, Cyber Defense, CISCO Networking with Wireless and Voip

Prerequisite(s):
NET 102
Introduction to Network Security 4

ITS 321

4 Quarter Hours

Explores legal and ethical issues faced in the information technology field. Students will learn about ethical issues within an organization as they relate to relationships internally as well as with customers, partners, and society. In addition, students will learn of current legal issues in information technology such as intellectual property, privacy rules, and legislative actions. Exploration of the impact of these issues on current and proposed technical strategies will help prepare students to provide influence with regard to legal and ethical issues they will face in today’s organizations.

Prerequisite(s):
CSS 211.
Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology 4

MTH 401

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on data interpretation and practical application of introductory level statistics. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of the use of statistics in various fields, including the ability to interpret results. Topics include development and analysis of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (bivariate), and regression analysis. Students determine appropriate statistical methods, calculate basic statistical values, and analyze/interpret data sets including statistical software study results.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111
Statistical Methods 4

NET 101

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the field of computing. Topics include occupations within the field, terminology, basic computer and networking concepts and database concepts.

Prerequisite(s):
INF 091 or freshman status.
Networking Essentials I 4

NET 102

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the basic issues related to data communications and networking technologies. Topics include the OSI model, network topologies, protocols, and the fundamentals of internetworking. TCP/IP addressing is also covered.

Prerequisite(s):
NET 101.
Corequisite(s):
CIS 106B.
Networking Essentials II 4

PPM 301

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the five processes of project management: initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Topics include an overview of the evolution of project management, tools and techniques, and the project life cycle. Students will gain experience with the basic techniques of project planning, scheduling, execution, and closure.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Project Management 4

PPM 311

4 Quarter Hours

Expands on student’s knowledge of project planning. Topics include project and scope definition, feasibility studies, activity sequencing, and identification of measures of success. Students will learn how to create, plan and effectively use planning tools, including project management software to work with subtasks, assign resources, and resolve time and resource conflicts.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status, WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency.
Project Planning 4

PPM 321

4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with complete coverage of the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary for success in negotiation. Topics include strategies and techniques for negotiation, different forms of negotiation, ethical and unethical behavior, conflict resolution, and mediation. Students will practice these principles to increase their negotiating ability.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Negotiation Strategies 4

PPM 401

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to accounting concepts and principles necessary for developing project budgets and monitoring budget costs. This course also covers cost estimation techniques. Students will practice developing a project budget, tracking costs, and reporting financial cost information. Also addresses issues related to risk analysis, risk minimization, risk control, and risk management.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status, MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Project Cost and Budget Management 4

PPM 411

4 Quarter Hours

Addresses effective utilization of human resources in project management. Provides an understanding of project leadership techniques, authority and power, motivation, team development, as well as problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal skills. Students will develop an understanding of effective communication techniques for communicating project status as well as recruitment of project team members.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Leading Project Teams 4

PPM 421

4 Quarter Hours

Explains the contracting and procurement process and the roles and responsibilities of the project manager in successful contracting to meet a project’s objectives. Topics include procurement planning and management, preparing statements of work, proposal requests, contractor selection, and types of contracts. Introduces principles of contract and subcontract administration and reviews the differences between government and private purchasing processes.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Contracting and Procurement for Project Managers 4

PPM 499

4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the nine areas of the project management body of knowledge: scope, quality, time, cost, risk, human resources, procurement, communications, and integration management. This is a capstone course that integrates the content of the other project management and planning courses. Taught in a guided self-study format, students will complete a comprehensive project and prepare for certification tests by taking a practice test.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval.
Senior Design Project in Project Management 4

WRK 291B

1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate’s employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies 1
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

CS 217A

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces program design and development using C++ language. Uses Microsoft Visual C++ to provide students with experience working with the visual development tools. Students will demonstrate the ability to use C++ to design solutions to problems.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 111, MTH 112A
C++ Programming 4

CS 241

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to using the JAVA programming language for developing applications. This is the first of two JAVA programming courses. The use of JAVA in Web-based client and server programming is also covered.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 111 or one level of a programming language.
Java Programming 4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

CS 218A

4 Quarter Hours

Continues the development of C++ programming skills. Students will practice designing and developing C++ programs, modifying and debugging existing C++ programs, and developing complex object-oriented applications. Additional exposure to the Microsoft Visual development environment will also be gained.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 217A
Object Oriented Programming With C++ 4

CS 242

4 Quarter Hours

Continues the use of the Java programming language for developing applications.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 241
Advanced Java Programming 4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

WRK 218

4 Quarter Hours

Provides twelve-weeks of intensive career research for Online campus students, who cannot obtain an internship, the opportunity to conduct intensive career research based on their major and career goals. Students will complete multiple career related research assignments, including two informational interviews. Eligible students must complete a minimum of 48 credit hours and 75 percent of major core requirements prior to requesting enrollment in this course. Enrollment is allowed by permission from the Online Career Services (OCS) staff. Contact the OCS staff at careerserv-ol@baker.edu for more details.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
minimum GPA 2.00.
Work Experience Project 4

WRKTC 201

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a 120-hour minimum learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102 (Associate Degrees), 108 Credit Hours in CYBER DEFENSE MAJOR, 48 Credit Hours in GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, minimum GPA 2.00.
Work Experience 4
Business Requirements20 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

ACC 121

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the concepts of financial accounting, including the completion of the accounting cycle, preparation of the financial statements, and detailed coverage of cash, receivables, inventory, fixed assets and liabilities.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
INF 113
Fundamentals of Accounting I 4

BUS 211

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the data analysis process and the role of business decision making.  Explores qualitative and quantitative data, data vs. information, data research, relevance, validity, business intelligence tools, ethical and legal implications of data analysis, data integrity, primary and secondary data, MAIP (Measurement Analysis, Interpretation Presentation) and ethical and legal implications of data analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
Bachelor of Digital Media Technology majors: ENG 101, MKT 111B, MTH 111. Bachelor of Information Systems majors: ENG 101, MGT 101, MTH 108. All other majors: ENG 101, MGT 101, MKT 111B, MTH 108
Business Analytics 4

MGT 101

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a basic understanding of many aspects of business through an overview of the changing business environment, the roles of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the importance of customer relations, management, and marketing. Financial management, accounting and banking will also be discussed.

Introduction to Business 4

MGT 141

4 Quarter Hours

Provides an understanding of leadership styles, the management process, organizational resources and how to use them, various motivation/behavior theories, conflict management, and implementing and supporting change. Students will compare different leadership styles and apply them in case scenarios, role plays and other group/team activities involving topics such as: change, employee behavior, conflict, ethics, decision-making, and managing resources.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101, MGT 101
Principles of Management 4

MGT 321

4 Quarter Hours

Explores the role of information systems in organizations. This course covers the major types of information systems and the impact that these systems have on organizations, including how information systems improve decision making and support the business strategy. Information system development and planning are covered, as well as information security and the challenges of future technology changes.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Management Information Systems 4
General Education Requirements64 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

ELECT 111A

4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List – Scientific Inquiry Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Scientific Inquiry Elective 4

ELECT 121A

4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List – Communication Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Communication Elective 4

ELECT 121B

4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List – Communication Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Communication Elective 4

ELECT 131A

4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List – Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective 4

ELECT 131B

4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List – Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective 4

ELECT 141A

4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List – Personal and Social Environments Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Personal and Social Environments Elective 4

ENG 101

4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I 4

ENG 102

4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students’ critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II 4

INF 112

2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to word processing software and applications. This will include demonstrating the ability to perform basic Windows operations commands and word processing commands, which include creating, saving, printing, formatting, editing, and retrieving documents.

Word Processing 2

INF 113

2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to beginning electronic spreadsheet terminology, concepts, and applications. Students will gain the ability to enter/edit, save/retrieve files, format, and print spreadsheets and reports. Students are also introduced to basic formula development.

Electronic Spreadsheets 2

MTH 111

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces elements of algebra including real numbers, linear graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, and rational equations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Introductory Algebra 4

MTH 112A

4 Quarter Hours

Examines more advanced elements of algebra emphasizing the use of algebra and functions in problem solving and modeling. Key topics include functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, rational functions, logarithms, exponential functions, conic sections, sequences and series. Graphing is by recognition and transformation rather than by plotting points.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 111.
College Algebra 4

PSY 231

4 Quarter Hours

Explores selection, placement, and evaluation of personnel, work motivation, leadership, worker well-being, group organization, and processes in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Organizational Psychology 4

SOC 321

4 Quarter Hours

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

Cultural Diversity 4

SPK 201

4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication 4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

PSY 101

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations 4

PSY 111

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

General Psychology 4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SPK 211

4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to work effectively in groups. Students will collaborate to complete a group project and multiple presentations. Course content covers key concepts of group dynamics such as diversity, group roles, ethical issues, and conflict resolution. Students will hone group communication skills and effectively use technology to communicate with group members.

Prerequisite(s):
Education Majors: SPK 201.
Corequisite(s):
EDU 312A. All other majors: PSY 101 or PSY 111, SPK 201.
Group Dynamics 4

SPK 401A

4 Quarter Hours

Practices individual formal presentations in a business context. The format includes a variety of speaking situations such as parliamentary procedure, briefings, sales, formal and informal discussions, and formal report presentations.

Prerequisite(s):
SPK 201.
Professional Speaking 4
Quarter Hours Required for Graduation 187
Program Description

Program Description

Information Systems professionals serve as strategic liaisons between administrative and technological functions of an organization. I.S. professionals integrate business processes and complex information technology while serving as consultants, designers, or implementers of new solutions that assist an organization in achieving goals. Related occupations include Information Systems Manager, Chief Information Officer, Project Manager, Computer Systems Analyst, and Systems Administrator. This major prepares an individual for immediate application of the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques that are utilized in the practice of project management. The philosophy as well as the set of methods learned in this program will enable graduates to lead projects, complete them on time and within budget. This program will help prepare students for certification as a project manager.

Accreditation

Accreditation

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

Locations

Locations

The Project Management and Planning program is available at the following campuses:

Baker Online

FAQ's

  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?
    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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