Graduates earning the A.A.S. degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) will gain an understanding of the foundation of the system development life cycle for business-oriented and computer-based information systems. The topics involve the study of systems analysis, systems design, database management, computer and Web programming. Other technical and business areas of study, with an emphasis on database and Web development, will focus on the implementation of information systems in a variety of operational settings.

This program may be completed online.

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Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
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General Requirements
18 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
English Electives (college level)3 H CWRT
Social Sciences Electives6 S (SR)
Mathematics Electives (MAT 1590 or higher)3 MATH N CMAT
Mathematics and Sciences Electives3 N (SR)
Core Requirements
33 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
CSC 1530: Introduction to HTML & CSS3 N
CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I4
CSC 1570: Programming Concepts/Applications3 N
CSC 1590: Computer Programming4 N
CSC 1760: Microcomputer Applications II3
CSC 2410: Web Programming3 N
CSC 2450: CIT Capstone3 N VEDP
CSC 2540: Introduction to Systems Analysis3 N
CSC 2660: Database Management4 N
Business Electives

Must be numbered 1500 or higher.

9 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
Important Points
  • Some upper level computer science courses are only offered online.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Design a business solution that includes a Web and Database application.
  2. Solve a basic business problem using an office software package.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to solve a programming problem using an Object Oriented Programming language.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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David Jeffery, Director, Computer and Information Sciences
David JefferyDirector, Computer and Information Sciences SHEL, Jamestown Campus716.338.1312Contact | Full Profile ▸