Information Technology Support
A career in modern information systems management and support is possible by starting with an A.A.S. degree from Onondaga in Computer Information Systems.
As a CIS student, you will be exposed to current concepts of information processing including current application software, data communications, distributed processing, user interface, management of internets and intranets, and Web publishing using a diverse hardware environment.
The A.A.S. degree program in Computer Information Systems is oriented toward immediate employment. However, the program’s curriculum is compatible with the curricula of numerous four-year computer information systems programs. If your goal is to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue your bachelor’s degree, you should work closely with an Onondaga transfer counselor to ensure your individual program meets transfer requirements. Developed in conjunction with a survey of the local community, the CIS curriculum follows the National Computing curricula guidelines of the Association of Computing Machinery.
Computer Information Systems is for the student interested in computer applications. Students interested in mathematics and science should consider the Computer Science (A.S.) degree.
A specialization option must be chosen. Choices include: Networking, Information Technology Support, Web Technology, and Programming. Graduates with an A.A.S. degree in Computer Information Systems are prepared to work as beginning computer programmers, junior systems analysts, web site managers/designers, operations trainees and network trainees. This program offers an opportunity for the currently employed computer information systems professional to update basic skills and to learn new languages, allowing for a great deal of lateral and upward mobility.
Computer Information Systems is constantly changing. Please see your advisor for the current requirements.
All students must earn a minimum grade of C in all required CIS/CSC courses to earn the A.A.S. degree.
All required CIS/CSC courses must be taken within 7 years of graduation, due to the changes in technology and curriculum content.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of the components of a computer information system, including application and system software, communication protocols, and networking hardware and software.
- Demonstrate a deeper knowledge of at least one area of computing, such as programming, networking, technical support or web technology, enabling the student to gain employment in the computing field.
- Demonstrate critical thinking in the understanding, evaluation and application of technology solutions to a real life situation.
- Articulate ethical and professional standards as they apply to the use of computer systems and computer based data.