Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Online Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Online Catalog

Computer Information Systems & Technology, A.S.



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

Spring Semester


Semester Total: 17

Second Year


Semester Total: 15

Spring Semester


Semester Total: 12

Total Program Credits: 60


*Transfer students should consult with transfer institution

Milestone Courses


The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information