Computer and Information Systems

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.


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
CSC* 105 Programming Logic  3
CST* 201 Introduction to MIS  3
ENG* 101 Composition  3
MAT* 137 Intermediate Algebra OR Higher  3
CST* 150 Web Design and Development I  3
COM* 173
BBG* 210
Public Speaking OR
Business Communication
CSC* 220
CSC* 247
Object Oriented Programming with Java OR
Game Development with C++
___ ___ Business, CSA*,CSC*, or CST* Elective  3
 ENG* 102 Composition and Literature  3
 ___ ___ Social Science Elective (ECN 101 or ECN 102 strongly recommended)  3
THIRD SEMESTER (15-16 Credits)
BBG* 202
BMK* 201
Principles of Management OR
Principles of Marketing
CSC* 231 Database Design I  3
  ___ ___ Business, CSA*, CSC*, or CST* Elective  3
CSC* 205 Visual Basic I  3
  ___ ___ Science Elective  3-4
FOURTH SEMESTER (15-16 Credits)
ACC* 115
BBG* 294
Principles of Financial Accounting OR
Business Internship
  ___ ___ Business, or CSA*, CSC*, or CST* Elective  3
  ___ ___ Fine Arts Elective  3
  ___ ___ Humanities Elective  3
The symbol (†) indicates a prerequisite needs to be met
Computer Programming
CSC* 206 – Visual Basic II
CSC* 262 – Programming Mobile Devices I


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

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