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Computer Information Systems: A.A.S.


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Associate in Applied Science

CIP Code: 11.0401


Mission

The mission of the Computer Science Information Systems program is to prepare students for immediate employment in the information systems and information technology fields.   Students will obtain a strong foundation in applications programming, networking, database systems, productivity software, system analysis and internet programming.  By providing students with small class sizes, connected faculty, a hands-on learning environment, electives in additional programming, security, technical and business courses, students will be ready to pursue employment in a variety of organizations as application programmers/analysts, computer operators, database specialists, or IT support.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze, design, develop, implement, and support solutions to Information Systems problems. 
  2. Demonstrate ability to select, utilize and integrate business-oriented software applications (Windows-based, spreadsheet, database, and Web-based).  
  3. Demonstrate the ability to research, design and optimize a network.
  4. Identify and describe changing computer technology trends both domestically and internationally.

Program Supervisor

Julie Cooley, Chairperson
Office: Applied Technology Building, Room 011A
Telephone: +1 (607) 778-5277
E-mail:  cooleyjl@sunybroome.edu


The Computer Information Systems program consists of a broad spectrum of courses in the information systems and information technology fields. Upon completion of the required courses, the student will receive an Associate in Applied Science and be ready for immediate employment.

Core courses give the student a strong foundation in applications programming, networking, database systems, productivity software, system security, Internet programming, and systems analysis. Students can also select a variety of CST and/or BUS electives to suit their interests.  Students can attend full-time or part-time.  Courses may be offered day, evenings, or online.

Students seeking immediate employment will find opportunities in a variety of organizations as application programmers/analysts, computer operators, database specialists, or IT support. Students planning to transfer should seek the advice of the department chairperson and the transfer institution. Students can potentially pursue transfer to Bachelor of Science programs in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Information Technology.

First Year


Second Year


Fall Semester (16-17 Credits)


  • CST or MIS Elective (3-4 Credits)
  • General Education Elective (3 Credits)
  • Natural Science Elective (4 Credits)

Spring Semester (15-16 Credits)


  • CST or MIS Elective (3-4 Credits)
  • General Education Elective (3 Credits)

Graduation Requirement: 61 Credits


Online Course Recommendations


It is recommended that all students taking online courses through a CMS (Course Management System) should have high-speed Internet connections. The software used by online student may come bundled with the course textbook, and/or be available online. Some online courses will require a student to purchase the software necessary to complete the course.

Computer Recommendation


A student seeking a career in the computer programming profession should have a home computer with an Internet connection. Students will have to have access to a computer and the internet in order to write programs, analyze problems, make presentations, and write reports and submit assignments in online courses. Many assignments cannot be completed without access to a computer.  While the College provides access to computers, in open labs, these labs are not available at all times. Students are strongly urged to purchase a computer that can run the current version of Microsoft Windows, has at least two processing cores with speeds of at least 2.8 GHz, with 4 GB of RAM memory, and a 250 Gigabyte hard drive. The Computer Science Department currently uses Microsoft Visual Studio.NET as its main development environment.

Notes


W: Writing Emphasis Course

*The Security Sequence is added as a possible sequence.

The program may take more than two years to complete depending on a student's academic background.  Preparatory courses are offered for students not meeting entry requirements into the regular Computer Science program.  Courses taken to meet prerequisite requirements will not count as credit towards the Computer Science degree.  Students can attend full-time or part-time, both day and evening.

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