Computer Information Systems A.A.S.
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) A.A.S. degree is a hands-on program that covers a wide variety of topics including computer programming, hardware, operating systems, web design, and database management. This program will prepare students for entry level positions in the following areas:
- Computer Programming
- Computer Networking
- Computer Hardware Maintenance and Repair
- Web Design
- Database Management
- Help Desk / Computer Support
The mission of the Computer Information Systems A.A.S. degree program is to prepare students for employment in various information technology related areas and/or for the pursuit of advanced degrees in information technology by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and practices in computer programming, database, web design, hardware, operating systems and networks.
The Computer Information Systems A.A.S. program will:
- Prepare students to demonstrate knowledge and practical competence in the major areas of the IT field.
- Prepare students to conduct the research required to successfully complete computer-related projects consistent with current business/industry practice at the apprentice level.
- Prepare students for further study within the computer field at the junior level in requisite institutions of higher learning.
- Prepare students to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, as well as interact effectively within the work environment.
Minimum Degree Requirements (62-63 credits)
English (6 credits)
|ENG 101||English Composition|
|Literature & Composition or
Humanities (3 Credits)
|COM 101||Public Speaking|
History or Social Science (3 Credits)
|-------->||History or Social Science elective|
Computer Science (33 Credits)
|CSC 152||Computer Security & Society|
|CSC 121||Fundamental Concepts of Computing|
|CSC 202||Database Systems|
|CSC 217||Computer Programming|
|CSC 220||Operating Systems|
|CSC 225||Computer Hardware|
|CSC 230||Introduction to Networking|
|CSC 240||Networking II|
|CSC 280||Technology Internship|
Track Electives (6 credits)
|CSC 215 Web Design & Programming
CSC219 Developing Mobile Applications
|CSC 250 Computer Security I
CSC 260 Computer Security II
Math (3-4 Credits)
||Any MAT course above 100
MAT105 Technical Math I recommended
Science (4 Credits)
|-------->||Any 4-credit natural science course with a lab|
Free Electives (9 Credits)
|-------->||Liberal Arts elective|
|-------->||Any course that receives college credit|
Health & P.E. (1 Credit)
Students earning a Computer Information Systems A.A.S. degree are prepared for entry-level work in a variety of computer-related fields.
Some popular career options are:
- Computer Programmer
- Computer Support Specialist
- Computer Technician
- Database Manager
- Network Administrator
Some CIS graduates transfer into bachelor's degree programs, such as SUNY Plattsburgh's Informational Technology program.