Classroom learning is only the first step in preparing students for careers in Information Technology (IT). All CS/CIS Majors completed senior projects where they work in teams to complete actual IT projects for area organizations. The next step for students is to complete a software development internship where they spend time working for outside organizations. After graduating our alumni follow a wide range of career paths.
In senior projects course the class functions like a small computer consulting firm. The faculty pre-arrange projects for the class to complete. The class is divided up into teams and each team is assigned to a project. Teams are responsible for all the tasks needed to complete the projects.
Here are just a few of the projects students have completed:
Versimark requested a few students who were capable of creating a black box email web service that allows Versimark's applications to send emails externally. The application is built on a Microsoft Platform and the service will send emails and log appropriate information into the databases. The Scholastica students working on this project are Dan Lindquist, Mike Socha, and Brady Vidovic.
Barret Ford, Mindy Gruber, and Subhash Pant are working together to build a web service that provides agent locator. The agent locator is a search tool that will run off of key words and will provide a list of recommended agents. This locator will be similar to those used by Google and Wikipedia, where keywords are inserted into a text box and the results from the search are listed for hte user to choose from.
Josh Bellamy, John Eastvold, Kristina Schmidt and Tim Wiley have been tasked with consulting on upgrading the company's inventory/POS system. They will also develop and implement an internet presence for the company. The website will be easily manageable and updateable by the company's employees through an intuitive graphical interface. The site will be designed to allow for future ecommerce integration.
Kate Abraham, Dawit Biratu, Dan Reis, and Stephane Tsamba Massala are creating a Student Regestration database system for the Holy Rosary School System. The system allows staff to easily access the database to add, alter or remove a students information. The team is using Microsoft Access 2003 to build the database. The objectives for the database are to increase usability for staff members using the systems information.