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Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems A.A.S.


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School: Business and Professional Careers
Academic Dept: Computer Information Technologies
HEGIS: 5101
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2021 to Summer 2022. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


The Computer Information Systems (CIS) major provides a firm foundation in technology, while introducing the student to the use of technology in business areas. The CIS major is the bridge between business problems and technological solutions. Topics of study include technology, databases, networks, systems analysis, and security. The curriculum is designed for both the student who intends to seek full-time employment after graduation and the student who wishes to transfer to Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Information Technology programs at a four-year college. Graduates of the program are prepared for a variety of entry-level positions in information systems.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware and software.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of object-oriented programming and the fundamentals of input, processing and output.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to analyze, coordinate, collect, normalize and implement a relational database for information management.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to define computer information systems terms clearly and question statements and conclusions with reasoning based on relationships and logical connections.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of security to information systems.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
CIS 110     3  
CIS 120   3  
ENG 101   3  
Mathematics Gen Ed Elective     3  
Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective     3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
CIS 220   3  
CIS 225   3  
ENG 102   3  
Natural Sciences Gen Ed Elective     3  
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective     3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

 

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
CIS 135   3  
CIS 140   3  
ACC 119   4  
BTECH 240     3  
Mathematics Gen Ed Elective     3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Semester 4

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
CIS 155   3  
CIS 260   3  
ACC 120   4  
MGT 101   3  
American History Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

 

Minimum Total Credits: 62

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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