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Computer Information Systems Technology

Program Description

The Computer Information Systems program is built on a foundation of strong technical knowledge in information systems. The program emphasizes the areas of computer programming, database systems, computer networking, network security, project management and systems analysis. It also reinforces a broad understanding of other disciplines related to information systems, such as accounting, math, management, and communication. The CIS program allows students to tailor their degree to their interests by offering a wide range of electives. Certificates are also provided as a guide to assist students in the selection of electives. Many classes are fully mapped to industry certifications. The CIS Department is located in Technology Hall, a 100,000 sq. ft. facility on the eastern side of the NVCC campus. Classes are held in Smart classrooms featuring instructors’ workstations that control an advanced classroom audio visual presentation system. Every CIS classroom also includes student workstations with state-of-the-art computers. The CIS Department also has three specialized Smart classrooms that are dedicated to the Networking courses and are connected to an adjacent Server Room.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed 3
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics CSC*H101 Introduction to Computers 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics or MAT*H172 College Algebra or higher 3
Scientific Knowledge◊ Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed 4
Scientific Reasoning CSC*H250 Systems Analysis and Design or CSC*H252 Project Management 3
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed—Prefer ENG*H102 Literature and Composition or ENG*H200 Advanced Composition 3
Program Requirements CST*H130 Networking Essentials I 3
CSC*H205 Visual Basic or CSC*H113 Programming I 3
CST*H120 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CSC*H231 Database Design I 3
ACC*H113 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
CSC Programming Elective 1 3
CSC Programming Electives 2 †† 12

Total Credits: 61

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1Choose one of the following:
CSC*H206 VISUAL BASIC II
CSC*H211 VB & ASP .NET Web Programming
CSC*H213 Object-Oriented Programming Using C++
CSC*H214 Advanced C++ Programming
CSC*H217 Object-Oriented Programming Using C#
CSC*H220 Object-Oriented Programming Using JAVA
CSC*H227 Web Programming with JAVA
CSC*H228 Mobile Device Programming
CSC*H229 Programming II
CSC*H232 Database Design II
CSC*H237 Database Programming with VB.NET 3
CSC*H205 Visual Basic I or
CSC*H113 Programming I (if both are taken, one can be used to meet the programming elective requirement.)

◊ Scientific Knowledge MUST have a lab component
2 ††Choose four of the following:
CSC*H205 Visual Basic I or CSC*H113 Programming I
(if both are taken, one can be used to meet the 4 elective requirement)
CSC*H206 VISUAL BASIC II
CSC*H211 VB & ASP .NET Web Programming
CSC*H213 Object-Oriented Programming Using C++
CSC*H214 Advanced C++ Programming
CSC*H217 Object-Oriented Programming Using C#
CSC*H220 Object-Oriented Programming Using JAVA
CSC*H227 Web Programming with Java
CSC*H228 Mobile Device Programming
CSC*H229 Programming II
CSC*H232 Database Design II
CSC*H237 Database Programming with VB.NET 3
CSC*H183 Information Systems in Organizations
CSC*H236 Introduction to Client/Server Systems
CSC*H252 Information Systems Project Management
CSC*H295 Co-op Education Work Experience
CST*H235 Network Systems
CST*H236 Advanced Network Systems
CST*H239 Servicing & Support of Local Area Networks
CST*H248 Practices in Security Management
CST*H274 Network Security Technology
ACC*H117 Principles of Managerial Accounting

††Choose not more than two of the following:
CSA*H135 Spreadsheet Applications
CSA*H205 Advanced Applications
BMK*H216 Internet Marketing
CJS*H224 Computer Crimes
CJS*H234 Computer Security and
Data Protection
DAT*H101 Introduction to Digital Arts
DAT*H108 Digital Imaging I
DAT*H205 Multimedia Authoring II
DAT*H215 Multimedia Web Authoring

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate desirable attitudes and work habits–creative thinking, the ability to solve problems, cooperation, good judgment, responsibility, and self-reliance.
  2. Understand and respect the employer-employee relationship and appreciate the need to produce high quality work.
  3. Communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  4. Demonstrate sufficient understanding of information technology for entry-level employment and advancement in the field.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to professional organizations through attending meetings, seminars, and continuing education programs.
  6. Apply knowledge of interpersonal and motivational skills and communication techniques learned in English, speech, psychology, and social sciences when working with customers, peers, and subordinates.
  7. Develop sound ethical, philosophical, and moral professional characteristics.
  8. Demonstrate a responsible attitude in relationships with employers, fellow employees, and toward the working environment.
  9. Acquire a level of math skills appropriate for student's area of concentration.
  10. Be able to list and describe emerging technologies.

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