Mar 03, 2024
CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024
- New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog.
- Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
- The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree program offers students a diverse technical curriculum that provides an understanding of many areas of information technology (IT). The program features a core of technical courses that cover topics such as database design, operating systems, and project management, and differentiated options that allow students to concentrate their learning in a particular area.
Students also have an opportunity to experience the workplace in an internship course, or via a simulated workplace capstone that allows them to work directly with employers or in a case study environment. They can leverage the skills acquired in this diverse program to prepare for employment, industry-recognized certification credentials or to pursue baccalaureate degrees. The CIS program allows students to tailor their degree to their interests by offering a wide range of electives. Certificates are also provided as a guide to assist students in the selection of electives.
- Develop the ability to analyze and design solutions through knowledge and comprehension of information systems concepts and skills.
- Develop strategic and critical thinking skills through development of the ability to identify, gather, measure, summarize, verify, analyze, design, develop and test programs.
- Develop the ability to identify and solve unstructured problems in unfamiliar settings and exercise judgment based on facts.
- Develop mastery in communication by gaining proficiency in oral/written/electronic communication skills and the ability to explain systems development concepts and related technical issues to various stakeholders.
- Develop leadership skills by learning to work collaboratively with a diverse team, including organization, control, and assessment of group-based work, and provide leadership when appropriate.
- Develop the skills to apply current technology, analyze business problems, and design software and solve technical issues; apply word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, email, and collaborative software skills in a professional context.
- Develop the skills to communicate using network technologies, access information via the internet, and understand information integrity and security issues.
- Understand and respect the employer-employee relationship and appreciate the need to produce high quality work.
- Demonstrate sufficient understanding of information technology for entry-level employment and advancement in the field.
IT Support Option
The IT Support option prepares students to troubleshoot technical problems, work within a business environment using oral and written communication skills effectively and apply software and hardware service and technical skills.
- To design and use problem solving techniques
- Use oral and written communication to communicate with clients in a business environment
- Implement customer service skills in the context of the IT department
- Apply proper troubleshooting skills within a networking environment
- Utilize technical skills in implementing software and hardware installations
Computer Information System General Education Core (21-24 credits)
Computer Information System Program Core (24-26 credits)
Specialization Courses (17 credits)