Computer Information Systems

A laptop computer is required for students entering the computer information systems program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Communicate effectively and efficiently, both orally and in writing.

Employ critical thinking and problem solving skills in developing solutions to problems.

Create and modify functional, clear, concise software design and implementation with current programming languages.

Create functional web pages using web scripting languages.

Install, configure, troubleshoot and administer a simple network.

Demonstrate proficiency either in two or more operating systems or two or more database systems. Install, configure, troubleshoot and administer a simple network.

Demonstrate proficiency in basic office automation software.

Solve problems in a team setting as a team member.

Identify issues of professional ethics including copyright laws, plagiarism, and professional etiquette.

Solve applied mathematical problems.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State computer information systems graduates may enter directly into either the information security and assurance BTech, information technology: applications software development BTech, information technology: network administration BTech, information technology: web development BTech, or technology management BBA degree program.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

To facilitate the transfer of graduates choosing to continue their education at the baccalaureate level, students are encouraged to make their intentions known to their academic adviser during their freshman year. Through the careful use of elective courses, students can realize excellent transfer credit.

Transfer into the information technology programs: network administration, Web development, and applications software development will place them at junior status.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Network management

Systems administration

Computer technology

Computer support

Computer programming

Web development

Network administrators

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 18 percent are employed; 82 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Computer & Electronic Systems Technician

Computer Science

Computer Engineering Technology

Information Security and Assurance

Information Technology: Applications Software Development

Information Technology: Network Administration

Information Technology: Web Development

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

* Students who place into intermediate algebra will be required to take one additional mathematics course.

Computer Information Systems - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

CISY

1023

Intro. to Information Technology

3

CISY

1123

Intro. to Computer Prog. for IT

OR

CISY

1113

Intro. to Comp. Programming

3

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. Elective - Social Science

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. Elective - Other

3

15

Second

CISY

4103

Visual Programming & Dev.

3

CISY

2143

Microcomputer Systems

3

LITR

2603

Intro. to Literature

3

MATH

xxx3

College Algebra or Higher*

3

CISY

2153

Database Appl. & Prog. I

3

HPED

xxx1

Physical Education

1

16

Third

CISY

4033

Networking I

3

CISY

3223

Intro. to Web Page Development

3

MATH

1123

Statistics I

OR

MATH

2124

Statistics Methods & Analysis

3-4

ACCT

1124

Financial Accounting

4

xxx3

Professional Elective

3

16-17

Fourth

CISY

4053

Linux OS & Scripting

OR

CISY

5403

Database Concepts (advanced)

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. Elective - Other

3

xxx3

Professional Elective

3

xxx3

Professional Elective

3

15

* If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.

Adviser-approved mathematics course not to include MATH 1003, MATH 1013, MATH 2003, or MATH 1143.

Professional electives may include CISY, business, and selected courses from math or engineering as approved by the adviser.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of required CISY courses and nine credit hours of professional electives approved by adviser with a minimum 2.0 cumulative index. Twenty credit hours of liberal arts courses, a minimum overall cumulative index of 2.0, along with other requirements as stated in the College Academic Regulations, must be met by candidates of the AAS degree. Must successfully complete a minimum of 62 credit hours of course work and one semester of physical education.