Computer Information Systems - Information Technology

 

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Computer Anatomy, Operations and Configurations

Our Computer Information Systems – Information Technology program will teach you the skills you need to diagnose and fix computer hardware and software issues. You will learn how to communicate and analyze information related to information systems; design, install and maintain computer operating systems, hardware and software; create and implement databases; and solve programming problems. The skills you will learn will also prepare you for specialized certifications, such as Microsoft Office Specialist, Certified Internet Webmaster and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator.

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Database Administrator – est. salary $90,04*
Computer Systems Analyst – est. salary $89,557*
Information Technology Project Manager – est. salary $90,342*
Data Warehousing Specialist – est. salary $90,342*

 

EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Computer Information Systems - Information Technology degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 credits CIS 103 is prerequisite for CIS 205 and elective courses CIS 130, CIS 202 and CIS 203. Major Course
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or
HIST 121 - Global History I or
HIST 122 - Global History II or
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
SOC 115 - Gender and Society
3 credits   Social Science Elective Writing Intensive, Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity
ENGL 101 - English Composition 3 credits   ENGL 101
CIS 105 - Computer Systems Maintenance 3 credits Critical course: CIS 105 is prerequisite for many other CIS courses and must be taken in the first two semesters Major Course

Must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses

  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you'll earn your associate's degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or higher 3 credits   Mathematics
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   ENGL 102 Info Literacy
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking (preferred) or
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication
3 credits   Humanities Elective
CIS 150 - Network Technology 4 credits CIS 150 is a critical course as it is a prerequisite for many other CIS courses and must be taken in the first two semesters.
CIS 150 is a prerequisite for elective courses CIS 252 and CIS 256
Major Course
CIS 106 - Introduction to Computer Programming 4 credits CIS 106 is a critical course for students who wish to pursue a career in software development/computer programming. Major Course

Must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
MATH 121 - Computer Mathematics and Logic ELEC 130 - Digital Electronics MATH 163 - Discrete Mathematics 3 or 4 credits For MATH 163 a Prerequisite of MATH 161 with a grade of "C" or better or MATH 162 or higher Major Course
CIS 205 - Database Management Systems 4 credits CIS 205 is a prerequisite for elective course CIS 270 Major Course
CIS or CSCI Concentration Course 1* 3 or 4 credits Students must receive approval to register for more than 18 credits during a fall or spring semester. Please see an advisor for assistance. Concentration Elective
CIS or CSCI Concentration Course 2* 3 or 4 credits   Concentration Elective
CIS or CSCI Concentration Course 3* 3 or 4 credits   Concentration Elective

Must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses. Students must receive approval to register for more than 18 credits during a fall or spring semester. Please see an advisor for assistance.

* See the college catalog for complete list of concentration courses.

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
CIS 270 - Systems Analysis and Design 4 credits For CIS 270: CIS 205 is prerequisite Major Course
CIS or CSCI Concentration Course 4* 3/4 credits  

Concentration Elective

CIS or CSCI Concentration Course 5* 3/4 credits (if necessary to reach the minimum of 15 credits of CIS or CSCI electives) Concentration Elective

PHYS 111 - General Physics I (preferred)
PHYS 105 - Survey of Physics

4 credits  

Natural Science Elective

Must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses

* See the college catalog for complete list of concentration courses.

  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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