COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

A.S. DEGREE

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.


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 higher
3
Total
17
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

CIS 200 Programming for Information Systems
4
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II
4
LITERATURE ELECTIVE OR
PHL 105 Technology and Values OR
PHL 102 Introduction to Logic
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
Total
15
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

CIS 211 Applied Database Concepts 3
MTH 160 Statistics I
3
ECO 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
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
Total
15
TOTAL CREDITS
63

* 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.