Students complete 45 hours of experiential work for each credit hour. Typical internships include programming in VB, C++ and COBOL, writing PERL scripts, doing database work with SQL and Access, and system analysis work. The directing faculty member must approve the internship placement. Grades are assigned as S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Prerequisites: Senior standingwith a declared major in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or Management Information Systems, minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA at time of registration of internship. Studemts may register for no more than six hours of CISS 499 during their time at Columbia College.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Senior standing (84 credit hours) with a declared major in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or Management Information Systems, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at time of registration of internship. Students may register for no more than 6 hours of CISS 499 during their time at Columbia College.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring.
To promote person skills and work values.
To explore career options in areas related to computer science, computer information systems or management information systems.
To promote learning through practical experience.
To increase personal understanding of CISS coursework through hands-on experiences.
Demonstrate relationship of internship activity to CISS coursework
Demonstrate increased personal understanding of CISS coursework as a consequence of internship activities.
Locate internship with help of appropriate faculty and career services coordinator
Complete internship contract with guidance from faculty member and career services internship coordinator
Complete internship orientation prior to beginning of internship
Complete 45 clock hours of internship work for each hour of academic credit (135 hours for three credit hours)
Complete all work as agreed upon the internship contract
Periodically reporting to supervising faculty member
Submit a final report on the internship to include a weekly journal of internship activities, a reflection on the internship provider and its role in government (whom the provider serves, how it achieves its goals, its role in society, etc.) and a personal evaluation of the internship experience
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 10
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical
outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.