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College Catalog Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Computer Information Systems - AAS

The Field

The trend in business today is to build an alignment between information systems and the functional areas of a business. Expertise in data processing, word processing, and all other computer technologies, as well as skills in general management, supervision, accounting, fiscal management, and planning, are in great demand.

The changing business environment also demands new data- and information-processing skills. These 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 students for many opportunities in the information-systems management area.

Career possibilities 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.

Students are encouraged to participate in the Delhi Computer Club, which provides an extracurricular organization for students interested in the broad range of computer-related technologies. Activities include LAN-based computer gaming, website development, special computer projects, and opportunities to provide technical support to both the campus and the community. Students complement their academic experience by sharing their interests and engaging in a variety of technical pursuits.

The Instructional Program

The Computer Information Systems program is designed to integrate computer-based technology into the business-education program. The content of the program is structured to provide competence in business management and the information systems that support business decisions. The program also integrates instruction in data processing, word processing, management accounting, and networks. In addition, the instructional program includes computer programming, computer operation, operating systems, and Internet basics.

After completion of the program, graduates are well qualified for employment. They are equally qualified to transfer to baccalaureate programs in the field, including the Bachelor of Business Administration program at SUNY Delhi, providing they meet all entry performance qualifications.

Curriculum

SUNY Curriculum Code:  0581

First Semester

Course No.

Course                                              

Cr. Hrs.

 CITA 105

Keyboarding

 1 

 CITA 120

Computer Concepts and Operation Systems

3

 CITA 130

Introduction to Database Systems

3

 ACCT 115

Financial Accounting    

3

 BUSI 105

Orientation to Business

1

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

3

 MATH ___

College Algebra or higher

3-4

 

Total                                                 

17-18

Second Semester

Course No.

Course                                               

Cr. Hrs.

 CITA 140

Introduction to Programming I       

 3 

 CITA 150

Introduction to Information Technology

3

 ACCT 125

Managerial Accounting

3

 MATH 115

Statistics 

 4 

 ____ ___

ENGL/LITR/COMM Elective 

 3 

 

Total

16

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                               

Cr. Hrs.

 CITA 200

Data Communications and Networking

3

 CITA 240

Introduction to Programming II          

3

 BUSI 120

Business Communications 

3

 ECON 100

Introductory Macroeconomics         

 

 

or                                                     

3

 ECON 110

Introductory Microeconomics 

 

 ____ ___

Unrestricted Elective

3

 

Total

15

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course                                               

Cr. Hrs.

 CITA 210

Visual Programming and Development Tools

3

 BUSI 200

Management I 

 3 

 ____ ___

General Education Requirements 

 6 

 ____ ___

Unrestricted Elective

3

 

Total

15

Degree Requirement: 63 credit hours and minimum mathematics competency.

Admissions Requirements

High school graduate with a minimum 75% overall average or a minimum 2500 GED test score, and 70% or higher on the Math A Regents exam.

Program Objectives

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

  1. 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. 
  2. Demonstrate facility with microcomputer software used in business.
  3. Exhibit problem-solving skills using a programming language through writing, testing, and debugging programs related to various disciplines.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of data communications concepts, terminology, and hardware and software associated with data communications systems.
  5. Prepare financial statements and maintain accounting records. 
  6. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the different types of accounts: assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses.
  7. Express themselves effectively through written and oral business communications.
  8. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of business organization, scientific management, decision making, business forecasting, and economic analysis.
  9. Understand the fundamentals of economic theory.

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