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's 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.

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
 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 - 31 credits  
    ACCT130-Financial Accounting
4
    BUSN222-Principles of Management
3
    CISM154-Computer Programming-Java
4
    CISM160-Systems Analysis and Design
3
    CISM222-Issues in Computer Security
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
31
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
60
(CISM) EFFECTIVE FALL 2016  
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester  
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
CISM154 Computer Programming-Java 4
ENGL102 Composition II 3
Gen Ed Social Science course 3
MATH220 Statistical Methods 4
Third Semester    
CISM254 Advanced Computer Programming-Java 4
MATH153 Discrete Mathematics 4
PHIL110 Introduction to Ethics 3
TCOM125 Technical Communication 3
Fourth Semester    
ACCT130 Financial Accounting 4
CISM160 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CISM222 Issues in Computer Security 3
Gen Ed Humanities course 3
Elective Choose CISM or GIST course 3