Information Systems Transfer Program

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems Transfer (Information Systems Transfer Concentration)

Credits required 63-72

Dean William Berardi

Program contact Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information

Systems, ext. 2403

Program Goals Statement

Students will be prepared for entry-level programming positions in business and industry by knowing and being able to demonstrate the skills to analyze problems and develop computerized solutions using multiple programming languages.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes.

After BCC

Recent graduates have transferred to Bridgewater State College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Bryant University, and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs Web site at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Program Information

BCC offers many technical courses frequently not available at four-year institutions.

Recommendations

Students should take CIS 111 as their first course unless they have previous computer experience or took computer courses in high school. CIS 111 may be a good transfer course.

Elective Recommendations

See Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations

Infused Competencies

Technical Literacy

Degree Requirements

General Courses

ACC 101Principles of Accounting I

4 credits

ACC 102Principles of Accounting II

4 credits

ECN 112Principles of Economics — Micro

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Choose one of the following

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

COM 118Communication Skills

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose two of the following

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

And

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

And

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Elective Courses

Ethical Dimensions Elective

3 credits

Global Awareness Elective

3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

Elective - Science

3-4 credits

Elective - Science

3-4 credits

Choose courses from Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations

Choose two Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning courses from

MTH 131Elements of College Mathematics

3 credits

MTH 132Calculus with Applications

3 credits

Or

MTH 251Fundamental Business Statistics

3 credits

MTH 252Statistics for Decision Making

3 credits

Or

MTH 171Precalculus - Functions

3 credits

MTH 173Trigonometry

3 credits

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

MTH 215Calculus II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:6-8

MTH 131 may be substituted for MTH 251.

MTH 251 may be substituted for MTH 131.

Consult with your advisor.

Take courses that transfer to the college of your choice or which develop technical skills

ELECTIVE Free

3-4 credits

ELECTIVE Free

3-4 credits

ELECTIVE Free

3-4 credits

Program Courses

CIS 263Information Systems Seminar

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:1

Choose one of the following

CIS 150Oracle and SQL

3 credits

CIS 152Database Programming and Management with Access

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Program Electives - choose one of the following

CIS 154Introduction to Programming (COBOL)

3 credits

CIS 156Visual Basic

3 credits

And

CIS 155Introduction to C++ Programming

3 credits

Or

CIS 157Object-Oriented JAVA Programming I

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Program Electives - choose one of the following

CIS 254Advanced COBOL Programming

3 credits

CIS 255C++ Object Oriented Programming

3 credits

And

CIS 256Advanced Visual Basic

3 credits

Or

CIS 257Object-Oriented JAVA Programming II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Program Electives – choose one of the following

Choose from any CIS or CIT course

Choose one of the following

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Or choose one of the following

CIS 154Introduction to Programming (COBOL)

3 credits

CIS 254Advanced COBOL Programming

3 credits

CIS 156Visual Basic

3 credits

CIS 155Introduction to C++ Programming

3 credits

CIS 255C++ Object Oriented Programming

3 credits

CIS 256Advanced Visual Basic

3 credits

And

CIS 157Object-Oriented JAVA Programming I

4 credits

Or

CIS 257Object-Oriented JAVA Programming II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

Quan/Sym Reasoning Elective

3 credits

ACC 101Principles of Accounting I

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

And

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

Or

ELECTIVE

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

Quan/Sym Reasoning Elective

3 credits

ACC 102Principles of Accounting II

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

And

CIS 154Introduction to Programming (COBOL)

3 credits

Or

CIS 156Visual Basic

3 credits

Or

CIS 155Introduction to C++ Programming

3 credits

Or

CIS 157Object-Oriented JAVA Programming I

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Free Elective

3 credits

Elective - Science

3 -4 credits

And

CIS 150Oracle and SQL

3 credits

Or

CIS 152Database Programming and Management with Access

3 credits

And

CIS 254Advanced COBOL Programming

3 credits

Or

CIS 255C++ Object Oriented Programming

3 credits

Or

CIS 256Advanced Visual Basic

3 credits

Or

CIS 257Object-Oriented JAVA Programming II

4 credits

And

COM 118Communication Skills

3 credits

Or

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Or

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

CIS 263Information Systems Seminar

1 credit

CIS/CIT Elective

3 credits

Free Elective

3 credits

Free Elective

3 credits

ECN 112Principles of Economics — Micro

3 credits

Elective - Science

3 -4 credits

Note: Students may be required to obtain and use specific hardware, operating systems, or applications

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