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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Computer Information Systems: A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science

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.

Program supervised by:
Chris H. Pappas, Chairman
Office: Applied Technology Building, Room 011
Telephone: 607 778-5022
E-mail: pappasch@sunybroome.edu



Fall Semester 16-17 Credits

  • PHS Lab Course Credits: 4
  • Soc Sci Elective Credits: 3
  • CST or BUS Approved Elective Credits: 3-4

Spring Semester 18-19 Credits

  • CST or BUS Approved Elective Credits: 3-4
  • Social Science Elective Credits: 3



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On-Line Course Recommendations:

It is recommended that all students taking on-line WebCT or SLN courses should have high-speed Internet connections. The software used by on-line students may come bundled with the course textbook, and/or be available on-line. Some on-line 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 access to a computer and the internet in order to write programs, analyze problems, make presentations, 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, it is not possible to provide enough machines or convenient times for everyone. Students are strongly urged to purchase a computer that can run the current version of Microsoft Windows with speeds of at least 2.8 GHz, with 512 Meg of RAM memory, and a 80 Gig hard drive. The Computer Science Department currently uses Microsoft Visual C++.NET as its main development environment.

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