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 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.

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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 effectively 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 - 30 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (15 credits)  
    CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
    MATH155-Calculus I
4
    MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
   General Education Science course
4
 Social Science (3 credits)  
    General Education Social Science course
3
Humanities (6 credits)
    PHIL110-Introduction to Ethics
3
    General Education Humanities course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
30
PROGRAM COURSES - 30 credits  
    BUSN222-Principles of Management
3
    CISM154-Computer Programming-Java
4
    CISM160-Systems Analysis and Design
3
    CISM222-Issues in Computer Security
3
    CISM247-Management Information Systems
3
    CISM254-Advanced Computer Programming-Java
4
    MATH153-Discrete Mathematics
4
    TCOM125-Technical Communication
3
    Choose any other CISM or GIST course
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
30
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
60
(CISM) EFFECTIVE FALL 2019  
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester (17 credits)
BUSN222 Principles of Management 3
CISM125 Introduction to Computers 3
ENGL101 Composition I 3
MATH155 Calculus I 4
Gen Ed Science course 4
Second Semester (14 credits)
CISM154 Computer Programming-Java 4
ENGL102 Composition II 3
Gen Ed Social Science course 3
MATH220 Statistical Methods 4
Third Semester (14 credits)
CISM254 Advanced Computer Programming-Java 4
MATH153 Discrete Mathematics 4
PHIL110 Introduction to Ethics 3
TCOM125 Technical Communication 3
Fourth Semester (15 credits)
CISM160 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CISM222 Issues in Computer Security 3
CISM247 Management Information Systems 3
Gen Ed Humanities course 3
Elective Choose CISM or GIST course 3