Computer Information Systems

Associate in Science

This program emphasizes the business applications of the computer. Graduates will have the theoretical, conceptual and practical background to use computers in business settings. Designed to facilitate transfer to Bachelor of Science programs, it provides a liberal arts or General Education base, which enables students to have career mobility and/or to continue study beyond an associate's degree.

The program responds to the increased demand from area business and industry for trained computer professionals. Supporting the program are the college's computer facilities and equipment, including personal computers and a variety of related hardware and current software.

For additional program information, please contact faculty advisor/area coordinator, Svetlana Marzelli, at (609) 343-5017/smarzell@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Utilize productivity software suitable for use in a professional environment;
  • Design, implement, test, debug and document computer programs using appropriate development tools;
  • Communicate effective in both oral and written form;
  • Perform system analysis and design including automated solutions to business systems;
  • Manage time, tasks, and projects, and work effectively in teams;
  • Identify computer system security risks;
  • Apply mathematics, accounting, business and economics to increase knowledge of business operations.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
MATH155-Calculus I
5
MATH156-Calculus II
5
General Education Science course
4
CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
General Education Social Science course
3
PHIL110-Introduction to Ethics
3
General Education Humanities course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
32
PROGRAM COURSES
ACCT130-Financial Accounting
4
BUSN120-Principles of Management
3
CISM154-Computer Programming-Java
4
CISM160-Systems Analysis and Design
3
CISM222-Issues in Computer Security
3
CISM254-Advanced Computer Programming-Java
4
ECON110-Principles of Economics
3
MATH153-Discrete Mathematics
4
TCOM125-Technical Communication
3
Choose any other CISM or GIST course
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
34
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
66
(CISM) EFFECTIVE FALL 2011