Course no. Course title Common core category Credits
Common core requirements
REQUIRED I.A ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
REQUIRED I.B MA-260 or Pre-calculus & Elements of Calculus for Bus. Students or 3-4
MA-321 or Mathematics in Contemporary Society or
MA-128* Calculus for Technical and Business Students
REQUIRED I.C Laboratory science 3-4
FLEXIBLE II.D ECON-101
or
ECON-102
Introduction to Macroeconomics
or
Introduction to Microeconomics
3
FLEXIBLE II.A/II.B/II.C/II.D Humanities elective 3
FLEXIBLE II.A, II.B, II.D, or II.E Social Sciences or History elective (HI-100 series) 3
Subtotal 21-23
If a STEM variant is not taken under 1C, a separate laboratory science (1 credit) must be taken to satisfy IC non-STEM variant.
Requirements for the major
BU-101 Principles of Accounting I 4
BU-201 Business Organization and Management 3
BU-203 Principles of Statistics 3
CIS-101 (formerly BU-500) Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 3
CIS-102 Computer Programming Fundamentals for Business 3
CIS-152 (formerly BU-520) Computer Programming for Business I 3
CIS-153 (formerly BU-532) Microcomputer Operating Systems & Utility Software 3
CIS-201 (formerly BU-534) Local Area Network Management 3
CIS-208 (formerly BU-508) Database Management Systems 3
CIS-251 Analysis and Design of Systems Projects 3
Subtotal 31
Electives (Select 6 to 7 Credits)
CIS-202 (formerly BU-522) Computer Programming for Business II 3
CIS-203 (formerly BU-521) Object Oriented Programming for Business 3
CIS-204 (formerly BU-524) Web Design 3
CIS-205 (formerly BU-512) Introduction to Information Systems Management 3
CIS-206 (formerly BU-530) Spreadsheet Business Applications 3
CIS-252 (formerly BU-529) Application Development for Mobile Devices 3
CIS-254 (formerly BU-537) Data Security for Business 3
  Free elective or laboratory science 1
Subtotal  6-7

Total credits required

60

All students must complete two (2) Writing Intensive designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.

* Students intending to transfer to complete a Bachelor’s degree should consult with advisor to take either MA-260 or MA-128

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 - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral 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
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

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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