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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer and Information Systems, A.S.

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This program is designed to provide students foundational knowledge of information systems and programming skills in various programming languages, such as Java, C++ and Visual Basic. Students are provided a thorough understanding of database design and software development principles and will learn to complete all stages of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Students will learn to analyze business requirement, plan, develop, test and document computer programs. Upon completion, students will be prepared for an entry-level IT position, advancement in their current position, or transfer to a four-year IT program.

Throughout the degree program, students will develop a portfolio showcasing the software created throughout their studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Identify and perform all stages of the Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) model to develop software applications
  2. Successfully code, compile, execute, and debug programs in various programming languages
  3. Apply effective web design principles to design and develop web pages using HTML and CSS
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of data modeling, database design and SQL
  5. Identify and respond to ethical issues surrounding the misuse of information technology
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of object-oriented programming concepts
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the role and importance of information technology in business and society
  8. Display professional readiness to meet the needs of the business community, including, but not limited to, time management, teamwork, and decision-making skills

Contact Information

Michael Ligon
Interim Program Coordinator, Computer Information Systems
Room 610
(860) 906-5178

Degree Requirements

Second Semester (15 Credits)

Third Semester (15/16 Credits)

Fourth Semester (15/16 Credits)

Total Credits: 60-62

† Pre-requisite required Please refer to the Course Descriptions  section.

° ECN* 101  or ECN* 102  strongly recommended

Recommended Computer Electives

Any 200-Level Computer Programming Course OR CST* 122  

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See Becoming Connecticut State Community College  for more detail about this exciting transition!

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