COMPUTER NETWORKING

Department Profile

Mission Statement

The mission of the Dordt College computer science program is to prepare students for competent, obedient service in the area of computer information systems.

Program Strengths

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to

  1. Select, adapt, create, and evaluate appropriate models, abstractions, and methodologies used in the analysis, design, creation, and implementation of computer and information systems.
  2. Acquire knowledge and insight necessary for entry level work in computer and information systems.
  3. Articulate Christian normative principles for service in the area of computer and information systems, based on an awareness of societal and ethical issues.
  4. Articulate, critically reflect on, and evaluate the vision of computer, information, and communication technologies presented by other commonly held worldviews, in the light of Christian principles.
  5. Communicate effectively in oral presentations and in writing, with both those who are knowledgeable in computer technology and those who are not.
  6. Work effectively on teams.

Vision

We seek to stay current with rapidly changing trends in computer and information systems, develop a Christian response in those areas, and prepare our students to give Christian leadership in their fields.