Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-114: College Algebra and Trigonometry for Technical Students1
or
MA-128: Calculus for Technical and Business Students1 
or
MA-260: Pre-calculus & Elements of Calculus for Bus. Students1
or
MA-321: Mathematics in Contemporary Society
3-4
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course)2 3-43
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. ECON-101: Introduction to Macroeconomics
or
ECON-102: Introduction to Microeconomics
3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A.2B.2C.2D.  Humanities elective (Select one course)4 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A.2B., 2D., or 2E.  Social Sciences or History elective (Select one course) 3
Subtotal 21-233

Major requirements

Courses Credits
BU-101: Principles of Accounting I 4
BU-201: Business Organization and Management 3
BU-203: Principles of Statistics 3
CIS-101: Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 3
CIS-102: Computer Programming Fundamentals for Business 3
CIS-152: Computer Programming for Business I 3
CIS-153: Microcomputer Operating Systems & Utility Software 3
CIS-201: Local Area Network Management 3
CIS-208: Database Management Systems 3
CIS-251: Analysis and Design of Systems Projects 3
Subtotal 31

Electives (choose 6 credits from:)

Courses Credits
CIS-202: Computer Programming for Business II 3
CIS-203: Object Oriented Programming for Business 3
CIS-204: Web Design 3
CIS-205: Introduction to Information Systems Management 3
CIS-206: Spreadsheet Business Applications 3
CIS-252: Application Development for Mobile Devices 3
CIS-254: Data Security for Business 3
Subtotal 6

Major Electives

Courses Credits
Laboratory Science5: BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111CH-121, ET-842 or PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 0-1

Electives

Courses Credits
Free electives 1
Subtotal 1

Total Credits Required

60

1 Students intending to transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree should consult with an adviser to take either MA-128 or MA-260.

2 Laboratory science elective required for students who do not take STEM Variant in Required Core 1C.

3 The credit range accounts for Math credit variation in 1B and STEM variant in 1C.

4 Select one course from the Flexible Core designated as a Humanities Elective by a double asterisk (**) on page 76.

5 For students who do take 4 credit STEM Variant in Required Core 1C this laboratory science elective is not required. All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.A.S. Degree in Computer Information Systems - Catalog Year 2016-17

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

BU 201 Business Organization and Management

3

None

MA 128 Calculus for Technical and Business Students* OR

MA 260 Pre-calculus and Elements of Calculus for Business Students OR MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning)

3 - 4

Pre-req.: MA 128 or MA 260: MA 119 or 121 or MA 114, with C or better, or placement on the CUNY math placement exam

Pre-req.: MA 321: MA 10 or passing score on placement test or exemption

CIS 101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications

3

None but a student with both Word and Excel Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications may take CIS 206 in place of CIS 101

CIS 102 Computer Programming Fundamentals for Business

3

None

Total credits for the term

15-16


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

Social Sciences or History elective (Flexible Core 2. A, B, D, or E)

3

Check individual courses for pre and co-requisites

BU 203 Principles of Statistics

3

Pre-req.: MA 114 or 119 or 321

CIS 152 Computer Programming for Business I OR

CIS 208 Database Management Systems

3

Pre-req. for CIS 152: CIS 102

Pre-req. for CIS 208: CIS 101

CIS 153 Microcomputer Operating Systems & Utility Software

3

Pre-req.: CIS 101

Total credits for the term

15

Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Humanities elective (Flexible Core 2.A, B, C, D)

3

Check individual courses for pre and co-requisites

BU 101 Principles of Accounting I

4

None

CIS 201 Local Area Network Management

3

Pre-req.: CIS 153

CIS 152 Computer Programming for Business I OR

CIS 208 Database Management Systems

3

Pre-req. for CIS 152: CIS 102

Pre-req. for CIS 208: CIS 101

CIS Elective Check for those offered in Fall only

3

Check individual courses for pre and co-requisites


Total credits for the term

16

Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences – Select one course

3-4

Check individual courses for pre-and co-requisites

Science Laboratory course (Students who take a 4 credit course for 1.C. have met this requirement.)

0-1

Co-requisite: 3-credit Science course in 1.C.

ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics or ECON 102 Introduction to Microeconomics (Flexible Core 2.D.)

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

CIS 251 Systems Analysis and Design with Business Applications

3

Pre-req.: CIS152, CIS153, and CIS208

CIS Elective Check for those offered in Spring only

3

Check individual courses for pre and co-requisites

Free elective, if necessary

0-1

Total credits for the term

13-14

Total credits required for the A.A.S. in Computer Information Systems

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. * Students who do not place in MA 128 or MA 260 will need to take the pre-requisite course(s), which will add 4 credits to the total credits required, to 64.
  3. Students in AAS programs must complete one course from two to three of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.).
  4. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  5. Indicate if any courses are only offered in the fall or spring terms
  6. CIS Electives: select from CIS 202 Computer Programming for Business II (Fall), CIS 203 Object Oriented Programming for Business (Spring), CIS 204 Web Design (Fall), CIS 206 Spreadsheet Business Applications (Spring), CIS 252 Application Development for Mobile Devices (Spring), and CIS 254 Data Security for Business (Fall)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Computer Information Systems 

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments—through their programs—may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in computer information systems
  2. Make ethical judgements while recognizing multiple perspectives
  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  4. Use business application software and analytical reasoning and apply technological tools to solve business problems by creating and analyzing databases, developing and evaluating spreadsheets, and constructing web pages
  5. Create solutions to business problems by writing computer programs and mobile applications using modern programming languages
  6. Use technical tools and analytical reasoning to implement solutions to business problems by managing operating system and networking software and creating a secure computer environment
  7. Use foundational business principles to evaluate and solve problems for accounting, business management, and statistics

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