The UMFK Computer Applications Program is a trusted and recognized educational hub that develops graduates who have a clear and deep understanding of the design, development, implementation, maintenance and use of computer and information-related applications and technologies. It prepares computer practitioners capable of making significant contributions for the betterment of humankind and society.
It is the mission of the UMFK Computer Applications Program to educate and mentor its students to become responsible, knowledgeable and skilled computer practitioners capable of performing tasks common to the fields of computer science/information technology. The program instills the necessary and fundamental tenets that comprise these fields and fosters good critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills while ensuring students are cognizant of the ethical dimensions of their actions and impact upon society. Additionally, the program prepares students to further their education at the graduate level and as life-long learners.
The UMFK Computer Applications Program is designed to prepare students to obtain employment in computer technology fields dependent upon their chosen area of concentration or as a course of study leading to graduate studies in computer science, computer information systems, management information systems, geographic information systems or information security.