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Namm Hall 914 (N-914)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5170

compsystech@citytech.cuny.edu

Computer Information Systems/AAS

The associate in applied science (AAS) in Computer Information System (CIS) prepares students for entry level careers in: computer programming, database programming and administration, web programming, and systems/network administration and support. It also provides students with a solid foundation in the field of computer systems which enables them to make a seamless transition to the bachelor of technology in Computer Systems. This curriculum is well balanced between the technical requirements and the liberal arts requirements. The curriculum also introduces students to the business world. Students are required to complete a semester of accounting and a semester in business management, to provide familiarity with the contexts in which computer systems are commonly used.

Student Learning Outcomes: General

Students demonstrate:

a. An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to computer systems technology activities.

b. An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to computer systems problems that require application of principles and practical knowledge.

c. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.

d. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

e. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

f. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in selfdirected continuing professional development.

g. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.

h. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement in professional practice.

Student Learning Outcomes: Discipline-Specific

Students demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence in:

a. Applying and evaluating technological solutions to solve real-world problems.

b. Basic problem solving using various fundamental algorithms.

c. Understanding of fundamental concepts in respect to software development, databases, IT operations, security, and networking.

d. Managing and troubleshooting a computer information system.

e. Understanding current business practices in computer systems technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE1

44-45 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE (4 COURSES, 14-15 CREDITS)


English Composition (2 course, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 1375 or highMAT 1375 or higher3 Precalculus 4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 3 credits)

Any Approved Course

II - FLEXIBLE CORE (6 COURSES, 18 CREDITS; 9 CREDITS MET FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE)

In addition to the required courses listed below, select one course from any of the other four areas.


World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

PSY 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World4

Any Approved Course

One Additional Course from any group

COM 1330 or higher Public Speaking 3

Writing Intensive Requirement5

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.


PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 38 CREDITS
CST 1100 Introduction to Computer Systems 3
CST 1101 Problem Solving with Computer Programming 3
CST 1201 Programming Fundamentals 3
CST 1204 Database Systems Fundamentals 3
CST 1215 Operating Systems Fundamentals 3
CST 2307 Networking Fundamentals 3
CST 2309 Web Programming I 3
CST 2400 Computer Systems Management and Support 3
CST 2410 Introduction to Computer Security 3
CST 2801 Special Topics in Information Technology 1
  Subtotal28

Choose one elective from the following list:

CST 2301 Multimedia and Mobile Device Programming 3
CST 2405 System Administration (Windows) 3
CST 2406 Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design 3
CST 2409 Web Programming II 3
CST 2415 System Administration (UNIX/Linux) 3
CST 2900 AAS Internship 3

Additional Required Courses

ACC 1101 Principles of Accounting 4
BUS 2425 Business Management 3

Core Courses

ENG 1101 English Composition I Met as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition II Met as GenEd
MAT 1375 Precalculus Met as GenEd
PSY 1101 Introduction to Psychology Met as GenEd
COM 1330 or higher Public Speaking Met as GenEd
  Subtotal18
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 38
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS 22
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 60

1 Although students enrolled in AAS programs are not required to meet all of the CUNY Pathways requirements, the college and program general education requirements are organized by Pathways categories to inform students of their standing should they transfer to a CUNY baccalaureate program.

2 Specific courses listed are degree requirements that also meet CUNY Pathways general education requirements in that category.

3 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1375 will be required to take MAT 1175 and/or MAT 1275 in preparation. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-8 credits.

4 Students may take any Scientific World course except CST 1000, which is for nonmajors only.

5 A semester-specific list of writing intensive courses is available online at the City Tech Pathways website.