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Computer Science

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Computer Science at a glance

North Central’s Computer Science major will prepare you for careers in IT operations and project management. Through courses ranging from principles of management, database administration, analysis, theory, and programming, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of technology applications and business operations so you can analyze, design, implement, and manage computer information systems in any organization.

What sets us apart

North Central University Campus Location
Internship opportunities in Minneapolis

Our unique urban location gives students opportunities for establishing careers.

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Get real-world experience and hands-on training

Computer Science students at North Central have unique opportunities to intern at local agencies and businesses. Internships present new challenges and learning experiences as you prepare for your career after graduation and get one step closer to living out your calling.

You’ll be supported, mentored, and coached by your advising professor throughout your internship and have opportunities to reflect on the process. This will give you insights into your passions and God-given talents, and help you pursue a fulfilling career path. Plus, when you finish your internship you’ll have an impressive work portfolio, experience to add to your resume, and a network of professionals in the industry who can recommend you—or hire you!

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Career preparation

Get practical, relevant training in a high-demand career field.

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Our Computer science program focuses on preparing you for success in a fulfilling career

Our Computer Science program will prepare you with the applicable knowledge, practical skills, and hands-on training you need to pursue a career in this high-demand career field.

In this program, we focus on the practical applications of computers in the marketplace and methods for finding and executing the best technology solutions for various business challenges. When you graduate, you’ll be able to see the big picture of business needs, and be a valuable resource in your organization as you can find ways to meet those needs with effective solutions.

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Serving our neighbors

Professor Colin Miller and Computer Science students built computers and donated them to families without access to technology for remote learning.

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COMPUTER PROJECT PROVIDES SKILLS, SERVES NEIGHBORS

This past spring, Director of the School of Technology Colin Miller, MAR, had students in his Computer Architecture class build computers. Miller planned to use them for the School of Technology.

At the same time, the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on public spaces was causing significant challenges for people who depend on libraries for access to technology. Bill Tibbetts, MBA, Dean of the College of Business and Technology (COBAT), suggested that perhaps the computers could be donated to address that need in the community.

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  • Skills you’ll gain

    When you graduate from the Computer Science program, you’ll be prepared with skills in a variety of areas:

    • Business and management
    • Programming
    • Problem solving
    • Systems design and analysis
    • Computer architecture
    • Networking
    • Administration of systems, databases, and networks
  • Careers

    Our graduates succeed in a variety of jobs and careers. Here are some possibilities:

    • IT management
    • Systems analyst
    • Business application programmer
    • Database administrator
    • Project manager
  • Minors & supporting programs

    We want you to be well-rounded and well-prepared when you graduate, so you’ll have the opportunity to choose a minor or supporting program so you can explore another area of interest. Here are some possibilities:

    • Business Administration
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Marketing
    • Leadership Development
    • Media Production
    • Mathematics
    • Pre-Law

    See the full list of minors and supporting programs.

Requirements

All students must complete the General Education Core and Christian Studies Core. General electives may be added or an optional minor may be selected. You need 124 total credit hours to complete the Computer Science major.

Meet your professor

Colin Miller

Director of the School of Technology

Assistant Professor

Colin was born in Kingston, Jamaica W.I., and raised in Queens, New York. He is married to anointed soloist Darlene Miller. They have two children: a son, Blake, and a daughter, Mandelyn. Colin is a big movie buff, he enjoys traveling, and playing and coaching basketball. He has a passion for winning souls to the kingdom of God.

Professional experience

Professor Miller has worked as an IT professional for over 25 years (he has worked for notable companies such as UCare, General Mills, Xcel Energy, Cargill, and Kraft Heinz,). Colin’s specialty is Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, a highly accomplished and results-focused professional with expertise designing, developing, and deploying technical solutions and deploying technical solutions to fulfill client requirements.

EDUCATION

  • M.A.R in Church Planting and Evangelism,  Liberty University
  • M.DIV in Evangelism – Trinity Evangelical Divinity (Course work towards degree, completed degree at Liberty University.)
  • B.B.A. in Management Information Systems, Howard University