Information systems are involved with many of your daily activities. In school, you receive your class schedules and report cards. When you go to the store, you get a receipt for what you purchased. If you have a credit card (or know someone who does) the bill that comes in the mail is created from and with an information system. Your driver's license number and social security number are both key pieces of data in the information systems related to those state and national data sets. Even your library card is an element in an information system. You may use one to keep a record of your friend's phone number. All these pieces of paper, forms, or cards illustrate how you use information systems.
Companies that provide products and services use information systems to keep track of who you are and what you have purchased. They also use one for keeping track of their products, money, equipment, employees, facilities, and many other types of business "stuff".
In Kettering's Information Systems program, you will learn about typical business information systems, how they are designed, how the data is organized and stored, what network components and standards are required and how a company plans, operates, and maintains all of the pieces of its information system.