Computer Information Systems, A.S., Major #1171

Computer Information Systems (CIS) focuses on the application of computers in a business environment with an emphasis on the analysis and design of business information systems. Computer information systems professionals play a key and vital role in the management and growth of an organization and they are in high demand in almost every industry.

With a CIS degree, it’s less about theory and more about practical application. The Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree program here at SUNY Morrisville provides students the skills to work with companies IT systems, analyze problems and efficiently create solutions, and learn different type of technologies that should be used to solve a business problem. Students receive practical hands-on experience in interactive program development in a networked, pc-based windows programming environment. Students will develop a strong background in fundamental concepts of hardware and software as applied to computers in a business environment; programming, operating systems, systems development life cycle; use of typical software packages including word processing, spreadsheeting, and database. In addition, students will get an introduction to core business disciplines such as accounting, macroeconomics, business organization and management.

The Computer Information Systems A.S. degree is a modification of the Computer Information Systems A.A.S. degree, designed to give the students a blend of the technical skills used by computing professionals and the business of managers in a four-year program. The additional course work ensures that the students obtain a thorough view of the modern business world and the impact of information technology on modern business practices.

Upon completion of program requirements, students are awarded the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. The hands-on approach in the Computer Information Systems (CIS) A.S. degree’s program gives our CIS A.S. degree students a real-world look at their field.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills in developing technical solution

  • Apply formal design methodologies to design information systems

  • Explain theories regarding the application of information technologies to the solution of business problems

  • Create and modify functional, clear, concise software design and implement with current programming languages

  • Demonstrate proficiency in two or more operating systems or database systems

  • Create functional Web pages using scripting language

  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer a basic network

 Curriculum Requirements -  60 Credits

Course

credits

CITA 110 - Intro to Information Technology

3

CITA 120 - Computer Concepts and OS

3

CITA 140 - Introduction to Programming

3

CITA 200 - Data Communications Networking

3

CITA 210 - Visual Programming and Development Tools

3

CITA 150 - Data Management Techniques

3

CITA As advised

3

ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I 

3

ACCT 102 - Principles of Accounting II 

3

BSAD 116 - Business Organization & Management

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

ECON 100 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

MATH 151 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus

3

MATH As advised

3

Liberal Art & Science Elective (as advised)

8

General Electives (as advised)

12

Suggested Course Sequencing

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 17 Credits

CITA 110 - Introduction to Information Technology

3

CITA 140 - Introduction to Programming

3

CITA elective (as advised)

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

MATH 151 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus I

3

GNED 100 - First Year Experience

2

Year 1/Spring - 15 Credits

ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I

3

BSAD 116 - Business Organization & Management

3

CITA 120 - Computer Concepts & Operating Systems

3

CITA 150 - Data Management Techniques

3

COMP 102 - Writing about Literature

3

Year 2/Fall - 15 Credits

ACCT 102 - Principles of Accounting II

3

CITA 210 - Visual Programming & Development Tools

3

CITA 220 - Systems Analysis

3

ECON 100 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

Math (as advised)

3

Year 2/Spring - 15 Credits

Liberal Arts & Sciences Elective as Advised

3

General Electives As Advised

12