Computer Information Systems/Computer Programming Career

Degree offered

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

Credits required 61/69

Dean

William Berardi

Program contact

Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems, ext. 2403

Program Code: CI

Concentration Code: CIC

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.

Program information

  • Students have access to outstanding state-of-the-art technology and learn from faculty in touch with the needs of industry, both locally and nationally. Courses are constantly evolving to reflect current trends.
  • This concentration can be taken online.
  • Transfer credit for any Computer Information Systems (CIS or CIT) course must be approved by the CI Department Chair or by a full-time CI faculty member.

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

Elective Recommendations

After BCC

  • Recent graduates have successfully started their own businesses or gone to work as programmers, programmer analysts, systems administrators, systems analysts, software developers, technicians, and consultants.
  • If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs Web site at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Technical Literacy, First Year Experience

Degree Requirements

General Courses

BUS 115Fundamentals of an Enterprise

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Choose one of the following

ACC 101Principles of Accounting I

4 credits

ACC 150Small Business Financial Software

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Choose one of the following

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

HST 115Twentieth Century Social History-1919 to the Present

3 credits

HST 116American Foreign Policy-1898 to the Present

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

MTH 131Elements of College Mathematics

3 credits

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Elective Courses

ELECTIVE

3-4 credits

Ethical Dimensions Elective

0-3 credits

Global Awareness Elective

0-3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

0-3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

Choose courses from Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations

First elective: Choose 3-4 credits from ACC, MAN, MAR, or a CIS/CIT elective

Program Courses

 

CIS 105Hardware Fundamentals

1 credit

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 150Oracle and SQL

3 credits

CIS 272Program Development Seminar

3 credits

CIT 102Security Awareness

1 credit

Choose two of the following

CIS 250Interactive Websites

3 credits

CIS 159MySQL and PHP

3 credits

CIS 156Visual Basic

3 credits

CIS 155Introduction to C++ Programming

3 credits

CIS 157Object-Oriented JAVA Programming I

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:6-7

Choose two of the following

CIS 256Advanced Visual Basic

3 credits

CIS 258Advanced Interactive Programming

3 credits

CIS 255C++ Object Oriented Programming

3 credits

CIS 257Object-Oriented JAVA Programming II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:6-7

Program Electives - Choose one of the following

CIS 112Advanced Business Information Systems

3 credits

CIS 122Internet Developer

3 credits

CIS 131Windows Server Administration I

3 credits

CIS 132Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Shell Programming

3 credits

CIS 148Programming in C#

3 credits

CIS 152Database Programming and Management with Access

3 credits

CIS 155Introduction to C++ Programming

3 credits

CIS 156Visual Basic

3 credits

CIS 157Object-Oriented JAVA Programming I

4 credits

CIS 159MySQL and PHP

3 credits

CIS 160The Microcomputer Environment

3 credits

CIS 161Database Design

3 credits

CIS 250Interactive Websites

3 credits

CIS 255C++ Object Oriented Programming

3 credits

CIS 256Advanced Visual Basic

3 credits

CIS 257Object-Oriented JAVA Programming II

4 credits

CIS 258Advanced Interactive Programming

3 credits

CIT 136Web Development for Mobile Devices

3 credits

CIT 143Programming for Game Developers I

3 credits

CIT 242Programming for Game Developers II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Choose one elective from the following

CIS 122Internet Developer

3 credits

CIS 148Programming in C#

3 credits

CIS 155Introduction to C++ Programming

3 credits

CIS 156Visual Basic

3 credits

CIS 157Object-Oriented JAVA Programming I

4 credits

CIS 159MySQL and PHP

3 credits

CIS 250Interactive Websites

3 credits

CIS 255C++ Object Oriented Programming

3 credits

CIS 256Advanced Visual Basic

3 credits

CIS 258Advanced Interactive Programming

3 credits

CIT 136Web Development for Mobile Devices

3 credits

CIT 143Programming for Game Developers I

3 credits

CIT 242Programming for Game Developers II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

In fulfilling the two semesters of two languages, students can only take one of the following sequences: CIS 155/CIS 255, CIS 157/CIS 257 and students may not receive programming credit for CIS 155 and CIT 143 or for CIS 255 and CIT 242

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

AMC/HST Elective, CIS 105, CIS 120, CIS 121, ENG 101, MTH 172 or MTH 131

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

BUS 115, Science Elective, ENG 102, Choose two of the following: CIS 154 or CIS 250 or CIS 156 or CIS 155 or CIS 157 or CIS 159, COM 118 or COM 101 or COM 114

 

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

CIS 150, CIT 102, Global Awareness Elective, Social Phenomenon Elective, ACC 101 or ACC 150, Choose two of the following: CIS 254 or CIS 255 or CIS 256 or CIS 257 or CIS 258

 

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

CIS/CIT Elective, CIS/CIT Elective, Elective, CIS 272

Students may not take CIS 157 for credit, and may not get credit for both CIT 143 and CIS 155 or for both CIT 242 and CIS 255 or for both CIS 250 and CIS 159

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