Computing Sciences and Information Technology Division – CSIT
Health Information Systems – HCIS
National and Local Recognition
HCIS Department Chair Lori Brooks was selected to serve on the (Health Information Management Systems Society) HIMSS National Professional Certification Board, the national industry organization with over 100,000 members. This board administers the HIMSS certification programs and designs the exams. This group oversees the performance of the exams, reviews and refines test items, develops new editions of the exams, contributes to plans for marketing and promoting the certifications, and provides consultation for maintenance of quality programs.
HCIS Associate Professor Cindy Lingerfelt will represent the CSIT Division at the Kansas Leadership Center Conference in February.
A 2020 HCIS graduate was hired as the Statistical Research Specialist with Oklahoma Department of Health.
The HCIS department has secured two new remote internships: Atchison Community Health Clinic and Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Medication Information Management Department.
The HCIS Carl Perkins Grant’s resume project had its first student participant hired with the new resume completed through the grant.
The HCIS LinkedIn page gained 60 more followers in Fall 2021 semester.
Information Technology-Networking and Cybersecurity
The Information Technology-Networking department was recently accepted as a member of the United States Cyber Command Academic Engagement Network. We join 84 other colleges and universities. We are one of 14 community colleges. The goal of the network is to partner with the United States Cyber Command and other institutions to meet cyber educational requirements and workforce needs.
IT Faculty Andrew Lutz and Caleb Ludwick will attend Blue Valley parent night on January 27th to discuss our programs with interested students and their parents.