Computer Information Systems

Get halfway to a CIS or MIS bachelor’s degree.

Monroe Community College designed the computer information systems program to fulfill the first two years’ worth of academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree in management/computer information systems or a related field.

You’ll take computer information systems courses recommended by a national task force of computer professionals, developing a basic understanding of computer skills and strategies. In addition, you’ll get an introduction to core business disciplines such as accounting, marketing, economics and management. And you’ll build communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills that are always in demand—and that cannot be easily outsourced.

Computer information systems professionals are in high demand in almost every industry. If you enjoy creative problem-solving and are comfortable working with both people and technology, contact our admissions team to find out how you can apply to Monroe Community College’s computer information systems A.S. degree program.

Our Computer Information Systems A.S. Degree Puts You on the Path to Success

Monroe Community College’s computer information systems graduates have an outstanding record of continued education and career success. Our computer information systems students have transferred to many top four-year MIS/CIS programs, including:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • SUNY Albany
  • University of Rochester
  • Niagara University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Cornell University

Graduates from our two-year computer information systems program have gone on to career success with firms such as:

  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Paychex Corporation
  • Unisys
  • Sutherland Global Services
  • Xerox
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • Levatas
  • Frontier Communications
  • The Summit FCU
  • Wegmans
  • ESL Federal Credit Union

Contact an admissions counselor today at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu to learn how you can get started in Monroe Community College’s computer information systems A.S. degree program.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Business Administration

School(s): Business & Entrepreneurial Studies

CIP Code: 11.0401
MCC Program Code: CI02
NYSED Code (BRI): 87429

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

Description
Information systems professionals play a key and vital role in the management and growth of an organization. They are the creative problem-solving innovators who define the information and technology needs to help businesses in virtually any field achieve their goals and objectives.

The Computer Information Systems program includes courses in technology and business to prepare students for transfer to a Bachelor degree program. Programs in this academic discipline go by a wide variety of names such as computer information systems, management information systems, information systems, information technology, and information management.

The CIS curriculum is based on recommendations of professional computing associations and includes courses in information systems fundamentals, computer programming, database design, systems analysis and design, accounting, management, economics, and marketing. Students also develop their communication, collaboration, analytical, and problem solving skills.
(Housed in the Business Administration and Economics Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Describe a computer system.
2. Diagnose and resolve computer system problems.
3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate in a professional manner.
4. Prepare for conducting independent research in the field.
5. Capable of designing and implementing object oriented programs from user specifications.
6. Capable of designing and implementing structured programs from user specifications.
7. Capable of designing and implementing business oriented programs from user specifications.
8. Demonstrate their knowledge of business functional departments in the development of a system proposal to satisfy user requirements.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC). Typing or keyboarding recommended.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
CIS 100 Information Processing Fundamentals 4
BUS 104 Introduction to Business 3
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 4
MTH 165 College Algebra or higher3
Total17
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
CIS 200 Programming for Information Systems 4
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II4
LITERATURE ELECTIVE OR
PHL 105 Technology and Values OR
PHL 102 Introduction to Logic
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
CIS 211 Applied Database Concepts 3
MTH 160 Statistics I3
ECO 112 Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENG 250 Professional Communication OR
ENG 251 Technical Communication
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY**** OR
OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS OR
WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS ELECTIVE
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
Total16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
CIS 209 Systems Analysis and Design 3
BUS 204 Management Theory and Practice OR
BUS 208 Organizational Behavior
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE** 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - ELECTIVE*** 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS63

* Recommended Natural Science Electives: BIO 116, BIO 120, CHE 110, GEO 105 & 115, GEG 130, PHY 120 & 121.
**Program Elective: BUS 220, CIS 201, MTH 161
***Choose a SUNY General Education Elective from an area that has not already been selected.
****If below 85 on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from HIS 111, HIS 112. If 85 or above on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from: HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 200, HIS 211, HIS 240, HSM 103, POS 102.
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