Computer Information Systems

AAS Degree – Code #0581

The integration of computers into the workplace is progressing at a rapid pace. As more organizations install and employ these networks, a need has developed for the “resident expert” to administer the system, install software, establish security, and train others. Graduates of the computer information systems (CIS) program are well positioned to serve that need. A foundation of programming, database, and networking is provided.

The CIS program is oriented toward today’s changing computer environment. It is very contemporary, stressing computer programming, software applications, Web development, and network installation and management. Students can complete the Cisco Certified Network Association curriculum and have a strong foundation to pursue professional certifications for CompTIA A+, Network+, and CCNA. The college has a Pearson Vue testing center.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the computer information systems program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State computer information systems graduates may enter directly into either the information security and assurance BTech, information technology: applications software development BTech, information technology: network administration BTech, information technology: Web development BTech, or technology management BBA degree program.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

To facilitate the transfer of graduates choosing to continue their education at the baccalaureate level, students are encouraged to make their intentions known to their academic adviser during their freshman year. Through the careful use of elective courses, students can realize excellent transfer credit.

Transfer into the information technology programs: network administration, Web development, and applications software development will place them at junior status.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 18 percent are employed; 82 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Computer & Electronic Systems Technician

Computer Science

Computer Engineering Technology

Information Security and Assurance

Information Technology: Applications Software Development

Information Technology: Network Administration

Information Technology: Web Development

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required:

Algebra, Geometry*

Recommended:

Algebra 2/Trigonometry

* Students who place into intermediate algebra will be required to take one additional mathematics course.