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Computer Information Systems

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Business Administration

School(s): Business & Entrepreneurial Studies

MCC Program Code: CI01
CIP Code: 11.0401
NYSED Code (BRI): 01227

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

This program will develop the skills and knowledge needed by students who plan to seek employment as technical support specialists, help desk technicians, and customer service support associates. Students will obtain an understanding of programming, networks and databases as well as basic knowledge of business fundamentals such as accounting, marketing, economics and management. The core courses within this program provide students with a solid base of communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills.

This program is not designed as a transfer program. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college to earn their Bachelor's degree should discuss their plans with an advisor as early as possible to identify the appropriate program.

(Housed in the Business Administration and Economics Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe the function and interaction of computer system components.
2. Diagnose and resolve computer system problems.
3. Develop a system proposal to satisfy user requirements, including system customization.
4. Write a computer program using an object-oriented language, which applies structured design and programming principles, and includes comprehensive documentation.
5. Develop a computer program that satisfies user requirements.
6. Communicate ideas, user-specifications, system documentation, and research results in a professional manner, both orally and in writing.
7. Participate as a member of a collaborative team.
8. Assess key ethical issues as they relate to the responsibilities of computing professionals.
9. Use office software applications to solve business problems.
10. Develop queries of relational databases to satisfy users’ needs in a business environment.
11. Design and develop an interactive Web site for a business.