Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems
Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)

The AAS degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) is designed to prepare students for employment in the IT workforce as entry-level Programmers, entry-level Database Programmers, Application Analysts, Programmer Analysts, Business Analysts, System Analysts, PC Support Specialists, Technical Support, and User Support Specialists, to name a few. This program provides a strong foundation in computer programming.

A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of 'C' or higher on those courses with the alpha-designator "CIS".

This program provides the student the opportunity:

  • to write computer programs in multiple languages.
  • troubleshoot various computer problems.
  • apply skills to the work environment.

The graduate of this program is able to:

  • analyze, design, develop, test, and implement information systems to meet the functional objectives of a business.
  • demonstrate proficiency in programming languages.
  • use debugging techniques.
  • distinguish between hardware and software problems.
  • demonstrate professional behavior.

  • Job/Career Fair
    A great opportunity for our students to learn more about area businesses. It provides an opportunity for student to explore the major choice options. This event provides a way for students to engage with area business to discuss future career internships/job opportunities. Our alumni are invited to participate which gives students an opportunity to network and learn about the world of work.
  • Business Etiquette Luncheon
    The luncheon designed to inform students on how to dress and shake hands as well as eating and drinking at a luncheon. It will address small talk and conversation stoppers in additional to conversational zones.
  • Computer Club
    Our club works toward keeping students on top of the ever changing technology. It provides our students with the opportunity to learn more about the field of information technology and to network with people working in the IT field by gaining information through field trips and guest speakers, exploring job recruitment opportunities and practicing in social networking events.
  • Tech Tuesday
    Short presentations on technology topics. They are generally geared toward students interested in new technology.
  • Web Presentations (Webbies)
    The CIS department will show case our Web Development Technology students to the college and community. This event is set up much like an American Idol competition where the students will present their completed projects for various organizations in Northeast PA. Our distinguished expert panel of judges will be questioning and critiquing the students after they present their projects; and after a brief intermission, they will select the winner of the Web Development Technology Award (aka: Webbie Award).

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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
CIS-108 - Introduction to Computers & Programming Concepts, 3 credits
CIS-110 - Computer Literacy & Applications, 3 credits
CIS-121 - Operating Systems, 3 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition, 3 credits
FYE-101 - First Year Experience, 1 credits
Elective - Mathematics Elective, 3 credits
CIS-141 - Social Media, 3 credits
CIS-148 - Database Design with SQL, 3 credits
CIS-163 - Programming With C#, 3 credits
Elective - Health and Physical Ed Electives, 1 credits
or EMS-207 - Cardio-Pulmoniary Resuscitation (CPR), 1 credits
Elective - Humanities Elective, 3 credits
SPE-125 - Fundamentals of Speech, 3 credits
CIS-145 - Internet Concepts With HTML, 3 credits
CIS-158 - Object-Oriented Programming With C++, 3 credits
CIS-170 - Management Information Systems, 3 credits
CIS-265 - Internet Programing aith PHP, 3 credits
Elective - Science Elective (3 cr), 3 credits
CIS-156 - Programming With Java, 3 credits
CIS-172 - Systems Analysis & Design, 3 credits
CIS-180 - Networking and Communications, 3 credits
CIS-290 - Computer Information Systems Projects, 3 credits
or CIS-299 - Computer Information Systems Internship, 3 credits
Elective - Social Science Elective, 3 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 62

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