Computer Information Systems Certificate Program*

This certificate program is designed for the working student who has achieved a career-oriented position in a computer programming or related business area and desires to improve his/ her skills. Students take 9 credits of core requirements, 15 required credits in the CIS major and then choose 6 credits of CIS electives.

Typical employment opportunities include: software developer, programmer, systems analyst, application software support, web developer, database administrator, information security analyst, help desk, computer support specialist. A broad range of industrial and governmental employment opportunities in computer information systems is currently available, and these opportunities are expected to grow in the future. They cover diversified areas, including the business, scientific, social sci¬ence, educational, and medical fields.

All courses carry college credit and may be applied toward an Associate or Bachelor’s degree.

Core RequirementsCredits
EN-101 English Composition I 3
Flexible Core: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D OR 2E: Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (select two courses) 6
Sub-total 9
Requirements for the Major
CIS-101 (formerly BU-500) Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 3
CIS-102 Computer Programming Fundamentals for Business 3
CIS-153 (formerly BU-532) Microcomputer Operating Systems and Utility Software 3
CIS-206 (formerly BU-530) Spreadsheet Applications 3
CIS-208 (formerly BU-508) Database Management Systems 3
Sub-total 15
Electives, Select Two (2) Courses From:
CIS-152 (formerly BU-520) Introduction to Computer Programming for Business 3
CIS-201 (formerly BU-534) Local Area Network Management 3
CIS-204 (formerly BU-524) Web Design 3
CIS-251 Analysis and Design of Systems Projects 3
Sub-total 6
Total Credits Required30
*Pending NYSED approval.

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