Computer Information Systems

This career degree is designed to prepare students to find employment using current computer applications in a business or organizational computing environment. Students will obtain an understanding of programming, operating systems and databases as well as basic knowledge of business fundamentals such as accounting, marketing, economics and management. This degree is designed to provide a solid foundation in the fundamental skills that are generally required to analyze organizational processes and design computer information system solutions, or to support and manage information systems. Courses within this program provide students with a solid base in problem solving skills.   Apply & Register Program Details

This career degree is designed to prepare students to find employment using current computer applications in a business or organizational computing environment. Students will obtain an understanding of programming, operating systems and databases as well as basic knowledge of business fundamentals such as accounting, marketing, economics and management. This degree is designed to provide a solid foundation in the fundamental skills that are generally required to analyze organizational processes and design computer information system solutions, or to support and manage information systems. Courses within this program provide students with a solid base in problem solving skills.

 


Area of Interest:
Computer Studies
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
CSC-101 Computer Literacy 3
CSC-171 Introductory Python Programming 3
MGT-101 Introduction to Business 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective1 3/4
    15/16
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
ACC-104 Financial Accounting 3
CIS-206 Advanced Computer Concepts & Applications 3
CIS-181 Linux/UNIX Essentials 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective1 3/4
    15/16
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
ACC-105 Managerial Accounting 3
CIS-237 Relational Database Concepts2 3
CST-103 Microcomputer Operating Systems I: Workstations 3
ECO-101 Macroeconomics 3
CIS-210 Information System Concepts2 3
    15
Second Semester
CIS-231 System Analysis And Design3 3
ECO-102 Microeconomics 3
MGT-102 Introduction to Management or  
FIN-212 Principles of Finance 3
CIS-102 Spreadsheets 3
...-... Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 60
1The pre-requisites listed with course descriptions must be met for all math courses. Recommended but not required are: MTH-111 Introduction to Statistics, MTH-112 Elements of Statistics II, or MTH-122 Applied Calculus for students who may eventually decide to transfer to Rowan and Rutgers for this major.
2CIS-210 and CIS-237 are only offered during the fall semester.
3CIS-231 is only offered in the spring semester.

Program Goals

  • To demonstrate the ability to work independently or with a group to systematically develop good programs.
  • To utilize software applications and programming techniques to devise effective business and organizational computing environment solutions.
  • To use critical thinking skills in problem solving to address organizational and technical problems.
  • To prepare students to qualify for entry-level employment as a database administrator, system analyst, programmer, or technical support specialist.
  • To instill in the students a commitment to a lifelong learning which fosters in them a desire to transfer credits to an affiliated baccalaureate program.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Analyze and design information systems and database applications solutions to achieve business/organizational goals.
  2. Implement a designed solution to solve business Information Technology (IT) problems using state-of-the-art programming techniques and applications software.
  3. Present technical solutions effectively.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in common industry software applications to effectively communicate in a professional computing environment.
  5. Exhibit competency in the use of two operating systems.

Employment Opportunities

CIS.AS graduates can find career opportunities wherever computers are used in business industry, education, library, research and government. Here are just a few examples:

  • Computer marketing representative
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer service IS support associate
  • Database administrator
  • Help desk technician
  • Information system specialist
  • Systems analyst
  • IS/IT manager
  • Technical assistant
  • Technical support
  • Technical writer

Contact Person

Professor Bernadette Carlin, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4423
email: bcarlin@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

52.1201

Program Code

CIS.AAS