Computer Information Systems - AAS
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.
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.
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.
To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:
SUNY Curriculum Code: 0581
SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.
A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.
Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Total Credit Hours = 61
Major Courses Required - 34 credit hours
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|ACCT 115||Financial Accounting||3|
|BUSI 105||Orientation to Business||1|
|BUSI 120||Business Communications||3|
|BUSI 200||Management I||3|
|CITA 120||Computer Concepts and Operation Systems||3|
|CITA 130||Introduction to Database Systems||3|
|CITA 140||Introduction to Programming I||3|
Introduction to Information Technology
Data Communications and Networking
Visual Programming and Development Tools
Introduction to Programming II
General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 21 credit hours
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|ECON ___||Introductory Macroeconomics OR Introductory Microeconomics||3|
|ENGL ___||Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition1||3|
|MATH ___||College Algebra or higher 2
|General Education Requirements by advisement 3||6|
Unrestricted Electives by advisement - 6 credit hours
1 English is by placement according to competency.
2 Mathematics is by placement according to competency. The minimum mathematics requirement for this degree is College Algebra.
3 See the General Education statement above. Work closely with your academic advisor.
Student Learning Outcomes
A graduate of the Computer Information Systems A.A.S. program should be able to:
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