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niipi m Wednesday, December 2, 1987 r"Many employers think students need a four-year degree to perform" Nationally CIS student works on one of the Departments many IBM PC's by Janae Jeremy The Computer Information System Department at UVCC's nationally recognized as a model program. When the Data Processing Management Association participated in the evaluation of the CIS department a year ago, they gave UVCC a high ten, on a scale of 1 to 10. Approximately 240 students are majoring in CIS, many more from all majors are in CIS courses getting literacy and application training. Drafting bv Brent Goulding Doug Jorgensen has been teaching at UVCC for 28 years. He has also been here since the Drafting Department began. In those 28 years, UVCC's Drafting program has become one of the most noted in the country, going to the national VICA competition nine of the past 11 years. Doug Jorgensen must be doing something right. Doug Jorgensen and Steve Trane head the best Drafting program in the state, and one of the best in the nation. One wouldn't think that all this could happen on the fourth floor of the UVCC Trades Building, but it does. The program has a complete Associate in Applied Science degree course, including mechanical, electronic-electrical, architectural, structural, and surveying related drafting classes. A student can specialize in any three of these areas throughout the program, and them go into one as a career. If the student takes a full schedule, he or she can complete it in two years (six quarters), and move on. The program also includes CAD, or Computer Aided Drafting, which is the new wave in drafting technology. The "pi'mnpi w p n"JTTT -Vi -T1 -Tl UTAH VALLEY COMMUNITY CoMege UuJi Recognized There are 55 IBM PC's in the data lab for CIS students. They also receive training on the VAX 750, a minicomputer, and a PDP1144. Keith Barlow, the departments microcomputer specialist does an excellent job keeping them all running, and assisting students and faculty in the lab. A main goal of the CIS department is to provide quality training. According to department chairman, Annette Thomason, "We would like to update and obtain more equipment for the Program Student drafter puts knowlege and department has approximately 40 computers for this purpose. There are 151 students enrolled presently in the Drafting program, and there have been approximately 150 students enrolled a quarter for the last couple of years. Although most of the students are from Utah, five to h - : v- If i -'''-'f''. as f f Valley Community College, CIS Model College Times Photo by Kira Aagard growing number of students." She would also like to see more full-time CIS instructors in the future. A wide range of computer language training is provided. Some of the languages UVCC offers are: BASIC, a teaching language for beginners; C, the most widely used programming language; COBOL, a business language; and ADA, which is used by the Department of Defense. In addition, the department offers courses in computer operation, architecture, systems analysis, and design and database management. Best in concentration into her sketch 10 per cent come from out of state. The Drafting Department at UVCC is a very smart move for someone interested in the field. The average starting pay for someone just leaving the program is $1,425 a month, and the department has a 98 per cent Lf I ! O lames S00 W. 1200 S., Orem Utah 8405$ Program There are three areas of emphasis: science, business, or programming. The majority of students choose the business and programming fields. The computer field is growing, and jobs in all areas arc plentiful. The CIS department places 80-90 percent of their students. Many former students are now working for major corporations, such as: Novell, WordPerfect, and Signetics. With a two-year degree wages start at $17,000 to $20,000. "Going out of state, students could easily make $5,000 more," said thomason. Some students performed an internship at the LDS Church Office Building, in Salt Lake City. One quarter students have the opportunity to work with CIS professionals, and make $8.25 an hour. Thomason believes the biggest competition CIS graduate face is the attitude in the valley. "Many employers think students need a four-year degree to perform," said Thomason. She said this isn't true, and because of the language and other training students obtain, "after they hire one student, they hire more." Thomason reassuringly said, "now that they've had some of our students, many companies prefer them." Weber State University is offering their third and fourth year courses on the UVCC campus. Students can take an Associate of Science in CIS at UVCC, and then take their 300 and 400 level courses offered by Weber State. Continued on page 3 State College Times Photo by Jeff Dower placement record. The other 2 per cent are ones who have gone on to further education at BYU or USU and did not want to be placed. The graduates found, or were found by, jobs ranging from Signetics, to Old World Mill, to Hercules. The Drafting Department at UVCC is at the top and improving. DECA Recruits New Entrepreneures bv Reed Terry Delta Epsilon Chi, the college division of the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is recruiting business, sales, and entrepreneurial students From Left To Right; Brian Walker, Dave Decker. to learn vital business skills and apply them in state and national competitions. Last year club members placed first in fifteen of eighteen events in state competition. During nationals at New Orleans, Louisiana, they took five first place awards and over 30 medals in management events. The UVCC chapter was joined by over 500 other colleges and universities at the national Book Swap, The The scene is the same every quarter. Students standing in long lines at the Bookstore's book buy back only to receive half of what they paid for their books. Fortunately, there is an alternative, the ASUVCC Book Swap. The Book Swap will be held from December 7 through January 15, (the last week of this quarter until the second week of next quarter.) The system is simple: The Book Swap board will be hung on the wall in the Student Center and Business Building concourse. Cards will be provided for you to fill out concerning the books you have for sale. After completing the i:: I U iii - - - - - - INSIDE UVC College Times EDITORIALS page 2 CAMPUS NEWS pages 3 - 6, & 8 SPORTS pages 4 & 5 ENTERTAINMENT pages 6 & 7 CAMPUS CALENDAR page 8 Volcme 16 Number 11 conference. DECA is sponsored "by the Business Management Department with the objective to give members an added edge in the very competitive business world. Anita Musto, the clubs advisor, is very success oriented. Musto organizes Lisa Wilde, Emily Christianson, College Times Photo by Kira Aagard weekly workshops for the members with influential and progressive business men and women as guest speakers. "Our meetings always focus on the pulse of the industries represented by DECA. ..The information is invaluable," says a club member. Musto is optimistic with this years group, yet encourages all students studying business tc join the DECA family. Other Alternative cards they are placed on the board under the appropriate categories. Then those who need books can find them on the board and write down the names and phone numbers of the people who want to sell their books. They set a time and place to meet and both get a good deal. The best part is that the Book Swap is FREE! And it will be available before the Bookstore's book buy back begins so you can use the Book Swap and if your book doesn't sell you can still sell your books back to the .Bookstore. So use the Book Swap this and every quarter to get a better deal on your books.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1987-12-02|
|Description||The UVCC College Times was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Valley Community College from September 28, 1987 to June 23, 1993.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley Community College--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||Utah Valley Community: College Times, 1987-12-02|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|