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Computer Information Systems (CIS)

This curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment opportunities in programming, networking, and web administration. Students are encouraged to also complete one of the certificates in Web Programming or Computer Networking. Positions as programmers and technicians are available in various sectors of business, particularly insurance, banking, public utilities, retailing and manufacturing firms. Schools, colleges and government agencies also employ such individuals. Students entering this curriculum should have successfully completed Regents Algebra I. Dutchess Community College graduates also are able to transfer many of their credits to accredited colleges if students decide to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in an Information Science field.

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program. Upon successful completion of the CIS program, graduates should be able to:

  • Develop a creative and structured approach to solving a business problem by configuring alternate IT approaches.

  • Write, test, and debug a program that utilizes basic programming fundamentals such as variable declaration, iteration, conditionals, array manipulation, basic computational constructs and relational database connectivity.

  • Differentiate and utilize operating system routines in developing business solutions.

  • Critically discern the quality of data and identify the parameters and constraints of using, transmitting, securing, and storing of data.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 101

Composition I

3

BHS 103

Social Problems in Today's World

3

CIS 111

Computer Systems and Applications

3

CIS 112

Computer Programming I

4

CIS 107 or

Web Programming for Business OR

3

CIS 117

Data Communication Concepts (b)

 

TOTAL

 

16


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 102

Composition II

3

Math Course (a)

 

3

American History course (Appendix D) OR

 

ECO 105

Economics Issues

3

CIS 123

Computer Programming II

3

CIS 124

Computer Operating Systems

3

TOTAL

 

15


Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

Natural Science course (Appendix B)

 4

General Education course from any Appendix except H or J

3

CIS 211

Applied Database Concepts

3

CIS 212

Systems Analysis and Design

3

CIS 126

Linux with Python OR

 

CIS 216

Windows Server (b)

3

TOTAL

 

16


Fourth Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

Free elective (c)

3

CIS 213

Data Analytics for Business

3

CIS 223

Computer Projects and Applications

3

CIS 150 OR

Information Security Management OR

 

CIS 140

Health Information Management

3

CIS 228 OR

Web Site Administration OR

 

CIS 218 OR

Routing and Switching Tech. OR

 

CIS 265 (b)

Career Capstone Seminar

3

TOTAL

 

15

 

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

62


a. MAT118 or MAT210 or MAT184 or higher. Students intending to transfer to a 4-year school for Information Systems should speak with the CIS Program Chair to determine which math course(s) are required at the transfer school.

b. See advisor to discuss which course is most appropriate.

c. Read a full discussion of the free elective requirement