Typical Program (Full-Time Day)
Typical Program (Part-Time Evening)
Degree/Certificate: Associate in Science
HEGIS Code: 5101
SUNY Code: 1171
Major Code: CIS
All organizations rely on computer and information technology to conduct business and operate more efficiently. The rapid spread of technology across all industries has generated a need for highly trained workers to help organizations incorporate new technologies. The U.S. Department of Labor statistics project computer information systems-related occupations to be among the fastest growing occupations through the year 2018. Employment is expected to grow at a much faster than average rate (17 percent or more) as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated technologies. Job increases will be driven by very rapid growth in computer system design and related services, which is projected to be among the fastest growing industries in the U.S. economy.
Workers in the occupation should enjoy favorable job prospects. The demand for networking to facilitate the sharing of information, the expansion of client-server environments and the need for computer specialists to use their knowledge and skills in a problem-solving capacity will be major factors in the rising demand for information systems specialists.
Career choices for students in this curriculum include computer programmer, systems analyst, information systems specialist, information technology specialist, network administrator and database administrator.
The NCCC Approach
The Computer Information Systems degree program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university. Programs to which students may transfer include Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Management Information Systems and other computer-related disciplines.
Computer Information Systems is a field studying computing devices, their hardware and software, their applications and their impact on society. Students will learn how to apply technical knowledge and skills to provide practical solutions to real world problems.
Students are admitted in September and January.
The Computer Information Systems program is offered as a full-time program, a part-time program or an online program. All required courses are offered in both a traditional classroom setting and online. Students can choose from courses offered in the classroom, online or choose a combination of both to best suit their needs.
Buffalo State College - Computer Information Systems
Medaille College - Computer Information Systems
State University of New York at Buffalo - Management Information Systems
Program Goals and Objectives
- To prepare students for transfer into a computer-related curriculum (Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Science, Management Information Systems or Information Technology) at a four-year institution
- To assist students in meeting the SUNY General Education Requirements
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of degree requirements, a graduate will:
- Design, implement, test, and debug programs that employ fundamental programming constructs
- Utilize the three basic principles of object-oriented design: encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism
- Work as a team member in a problem-solving situation
- Apply technical knowledge and skills to provide practical solutions to real-world problems