College of Computer & Information Sciences Officially open for Business at Regis University
September 12, 2014
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, Regis University celebrates the official opening of its College of Computer & Information Sciences (CC&IS), the first college in Colorado fully dedicated to the field. In the university’s 127-year history, it has only opened two other colleges. This is the first new Regis college in more than two decades.
The new college comes as universities around the nation are improving their ability to meet the growing demands of an ever-expanding computer industry. The computer and information technology field is projected to add more than 800,000 jobs by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2018, it is estimated there will be 2.4 million STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) job openings. Additionally, health care professionals attending CC&IS will take advantage of intersecting health informatics and management degrees, a growing field of study and requirement for health care agencies.
The new College of Computer and Information Sciences (CC&IS) aims to provide students more than just technical skills. The curriculum engages students in understanding the impact of technology in an increasingly digital world. Students are asked to consider how they can use technology, their knowledge and skills to improve their own lives and the communities in which they live and work.
Regis has three undergraduate programs with ABET accreditation – Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking, and Computer Science. ABET is a national accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology, and demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a high-quality education. Regis is one of just eight institutions nationwide offering these accredited programs 100 percent online.
Regis University programs cater to busy professionals, and include flexible options for obtaining bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, or academic certificates in Computer Science; Computer Networking; Computer Information Systems; Health Care Informatics and Information Management; Business Technology Management; Database Technologies; Information Assurance; Software Engineering; Systems Engineering; and Data Sciences.
Currently, 1,950 students are enrolled in computer science-related fields at Regis. Regis also provides graduate certificates in information assurance; information assurance policy and management; agile technologies; cybersecurity; mobile software development; software engineering; systems engineering; health information management; and software engineering and database technologies.
Regis pioneered an innovative, dedicated online learning cloud platform that provides constant access to the latest software and technology and ensures continued educational evolution and enhances student learning outcomes. These efforts enable students to focus on a big-picture approach to the field while equipping them to affect real change at their organizations.