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Computer Information Systems - Information Technology

Description:

The Computer Information Systems-Information Technology degree program provides a solid foundation in computing areas most important in today’s workplace— including PC operating systems, common applications software, data communications and networking, database management systems, computer programming, and systems analysis and design.  In addition to required courses all students take in the program, elective courses may be chosen to develop specialization in a selected area of computing or to obtain a broader understanding of computer technologies and how they fit together. (Many of our students use their elective courses to earn related Proficiency Certificates in addition to their degree, such as the Computer Programming, Network and Systems Administration, Web Development, or Cybersecurity Proficiency Certificates.)

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to:

  • Use technology effectively to communicate and analyze information related to computer information systems.
  • Work as a part of a professional team to analyze, design and implement computer information systems.
  • Install, configure and maintain computer information systems, including the system’s operating system and common computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of computer information systems terminology and practices, including those related to networking and data communications technology.
  • Effectively use word processing, spreadsheet, presentation graphics and database management software in a professional office environment.
  • Design and implement a relational database.
  • Develop solutions to common programming problems using the structured sequential logic of computer programming languages.

Program Entry Requirements:

This program is open to interested students. However, new students are normally required to take the College’s placement test at their time of entry.

Students who have had prior computer-related experience may be placed in more advanced courses after consultation with and approval of the department chairperson.

Students identified as needing developmental work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of their degree program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

A total of 60 credit hours as prescribed must be satisfactorily completed with a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average).

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
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 
 For SOC 115: ENGL 101 with a grade of “C” or better 3 credits Social Sciences
Interpretive Studies
American/Global Diversity
Writing Intensive
ENGL 101 - English Composition I   3 credits ENGL 101
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology   3 credits Tech Comp
CIS 105 - Computer Systems Maintenance   4 credits  

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or above   3 credits Mathematics
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of “C” or better 3 credits ENGL 102, Info Lit
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking (preferred) or
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication
ENGL 101,which may be taken concurrently 3 credits Humanities
CIS 150 - Network Technology   4 credits  
  4 credits  

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
MATH 121 - Computer Mathematics and Logic  or
MATH 163 - Discrete Mathematics * or
ELEC 130 - Digital Electronics 
For MATH 163: MATH 161 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement in MATH 162 or higher
For ELEC 130: FNMT 118 or higher 
3 or 4 credits  
CIS 205 - Database Management Systems CSCI 112 which may be taken concurrently) or CIS 103 4 credits  
CIS or CSCI Concentration Course**   3 or 4 credits  
CIS or CSCI Concentration Course**   3 or 4 credits  
CIS or CSCI Concentration Course**   3 or 4 credits  

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
CIS 205 4 credits  
CIS or CSCI Concentration Course**   3 or 4 credits  
CIS or CSCI Concentration Course**   3 or 4 credits  
PHYS 111 - General Physics I (preferred) or
PHYS 105 - Survey of Physics
For PHYS 111: MATH 162 or MATH 171
For PHYS 105: FNMT 017 or placement in FNMT 118 or higher placement
4 credits Natural Sciences

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:

60

Students who are pursuing the programming concentration courses should take MATH 163

** Concentration Courses:

Cybersecurity Concentration Courses

  • CIS 152 - Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • CIS 155 - Principles of Operating Systems
  • CIS 114 - JavaScript I
  • CIS 204 - Fundamentals of Linux and Unix
  • CIS 252 - Windows Server Configuration
  • CIS 259 - Computing & Network Security
  • CIS 261 - Cyber Investigation
  • CIS 274 - Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing

Web Design Concentration Courses

Programming Concentration Courses

  • CSCI 111 - Computer Science I with Java and Python
  • CSCI 112 - Computer Science II with Java and C++
  • CSCI 125 - Introduction to Video Game and Simulation Development
  • CSCI 211 - Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CSCI 213 - Computer Organization
  • CSCI 215 - Introduction to Android Development
  • CSCI 221 - Machine Learning
  • CIS 200 - Apple App Development I
  • CIS 201 - Apple App Development II
  • CIS 204 - Fundamentals of Linux and Unix

Networking Concentration Courses

  • CIS 252 - Windows Server Configuration
  • CIS 253 - Windows Server Administration
  • CIS 256 - Cisco Routing Technology
  • CIS 257 - Advanced Cisco Routing and Switch Technology
  • CIS 259 - Computing and Network Security
  • CIS 271 - IT Project Management 
  • CIS 297 - Network Technology and Management Capstone

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.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8785; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.