Choosing an Information Systems Degree Program

Are you considering a degree in IT? In this video we speak with School of Technology and Design instructor, Jacob Sorem, who describes the basics behind an Information Systems degree. In addition, he adds what you can expect to learn about in the classroom and what systems you’ll be learning from.


Hi, I'm Allie Gray Freeland, and I am the host of Rasmussen College's newest video blog series, "What Should I Do With My Life?"

So in this series, we'll talk with expert instructors to help answer the question, what the heck should I do with my life? So we're here today with Jake Sorem, who is a technology instructor through the School of Technology and Design at Rasmussen College. He's going to share some really important information with us about, really, the educational opportunities in information systems management and then, really, the career paths one could take in this field.

So in information systems management, you're looking at courses that are actually going to be used in the field. So we're talking about if you're looking at network administration, you're looking at operating systems, you're looking at networking fundamentals, Cisco, equipment, stuff like that. We're also teaching the newest technologies. So we're teaching Windows 7 in the classroom right now, Server 2008, things like that.

If you're looking at some of the programming courses that we're doing, we're programming in JavaScript, programming in HTML. We've got database administration. We're doing SQL server programming. It's basically the classes that you need to be successful in the field that you're in.

We also have facilities here that really help in teaching those classes. We've got computers set up so that we can teach multiple operating systems. We've got labs set up so you're actually working with lab equipment. It's very exciting, and the students really seem to enjoy being in class.

A special thanks to Jacob Sorem for sitting with us today to talk with us about some really important information about the field of information systems management. So if this series really sparked an interest for you to want to pursue your degree or even educational opportunities or credentialing for information systems management, please visit

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Kendall Bird is an Online Community Specialist for Rasmussen College. With her Bachelor’s degree in public relations and a passion for social media, she enjoys writing motivating and enthusiastic blog content to encourage future, current and former students to learn more about their discipline of study. Kendall’s ultimate goal is to generate a positive community through blogging to promote learning and change lives.

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