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2016-2017 Online Catalog 
2016-2017 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems & Technology, A.S.

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Program Description

Information systems (IS) technology changes are occurring across the US and the world. With these advances have also come changes in the ways that information can be accessed and shared. These have precipitated the need for well-educated IS professionals. This curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of current IS professionals as well as to prepare future IS professionals.

Information Systems positions are becoming more diversified. Students who complete the curriculum will have a strong foundation in interpersonal and communication skills, problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Create an efficient normalized database and manipulate it using structured query language given a set of specifications;
  • Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, documentation, and administration of computer-based systems;
  • Utilize critical thinking and current technology to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment;
  • Discuss the ethical and social responsibilities necessary for IT businesses and organizations;
  • Use written, oral and electronic formats to effectively and professionally communicate to diverse multicultural audiences with a business environment.

After Union County College

Graduates will work as an Information System professional in a variety of settings or transfer to a four-year degree program.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Semester Total: 16

Semester Total: 15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 17

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 12-13

Total Program Credits: 60-61

*Transfer students should consult with transfer institution

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