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Computer Information Systems

The Field

There is a trend in business today to create one leadership position for all business technology functions. This position encompasses expertise in data processing, word processing, and all other computer technologies, as well as skills in general management, supervision, accounting, fiscal management, and planning.

The changing business environment also demands new data and information processing skills. They include the creation, editing, manipulation, storage, and retrieval of data. These processing functions transform and communicate data and words into meaningful information necessary to direct business activities.

As a result, the Computer Information Systems program has been designed as a computer-based management program to prepare individuals for new opportunities in the information systems management area.

Career possibilities may include positions as a business systems analyst, applications programmer, business consultant, manager of computer operations, office automation specialist, administrative assistant, and office manager. These opportunities exist in government as well as many industries, including manufacturing, retailing, and service organizations.

The Instructional Program

The Computer Information Systems program is designed to integrate computer-based technology into the business education program by embracing both data and word processing aspects of information systems. The content of the program is structured to provide competence in business management and the information systems that support business decisions. This program also integrates instruction in data processing, word processing, management accounting, and networks. The instructional program includes computer operation, software development, systems analysis and design, and Internet basics.

The primary goal of the program is employment after completing two years of study at Delhi.  However, students are qualified to transfer to baccalaureate programs in the field.

Computer Information Systems

A.A.S. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code:  0581

First Semester

Course No.

Course

 Cr. Hrs.

CITA 110

Microcomputer Applications I

3

CITA 120

Computer Concepts and Operation Systems

3

ACCT 110

Principles of Accounting I

3

ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

3

MATH ___

College Algebra or higher

3

CITA 105

Keyboarding

1

 

Total

16

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

CITA 130

Microcomputer Applications II

3

CITA 140

Introduction to Programming

3

ACCT 120

Principles of Accounting II

3

____ ___

English Elective

3

MATH 115

Statistics

4

 

Total

16

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

CITA 200

Data Communications and Networking

3

CITA 210

Visual Programming and Development Tools

3

BUSI 120

Business Communications

3

ECON ___

Introductory Macroeconomics

 

 

or

 

 

Introductory Microeconomics

3

____ ___

Unrestricted Elective

3

 

Total

15

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

CITA ___

Computer Elective

3

____ ___

Social Science Elective

3

BUSI 200

Management I

3

____ ___

Liberal Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ___

Unrestricted Elective

3

 

Total

15

Degree Requirement: 62 credit hours and minimum mathematics competency.

Admission Requirements: Satisfactory completion of a high school curriculum and interest in a business administration and/or marketing career are the key admission requirements. It is recommended that applicants should also have completed high school Mathematics Course A.

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Computer Information Systems A.A.S. program should be able to:

  1. Display a fundamental understanding of computers and computer information systems and be familiar with common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and graphics.
  2. Understand and apply the terminology and concepts associated with computer systems hardware and software through the construction of personal computers and the installation, configuration, testing, and troubleshooting of systems software. 
  3. Demonstrate facility with microcomputer software used in business, including MS-DOS, commercial accounting software, and familiarity with other major commercial software. 
  4. Exhibit problem-solving skills using a programming language through writing, testing, and debugging programs related to various disciplines.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of data communications concepts, terminology, and hardware and software associated with data communications systems.
  6. Exhibit a good grasp of the development of computer applications using rapid development tools. 
  7. Prepare financial statements and maintain accounting records. 
  8. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the different types of accounts (assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses) and be able to compare proprietorship, partnership, and corporation accounting procedures.
  9. Express him/herself effectively through written and oral business communications.
  10. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of business organization, scientific management, decision making, business forecasting, and economic analysis.
  11. Understand the fundamentals of economic theory.

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Last Updated: 8/3/08