College Catalog

Academic Programs - School of Business

Computer Information Systems: Business Applications Programming
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5101
Chairperson: James G. Looby
Brahan Hall, Room 206, (518) 629-7225

This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2008 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

The Business Applications Programming degree is intended for students seeking employment in local government and industry as Application Developers. This option provides students with a strong information systems and business background with further specialization in several programming languages, decision support systems, systems analysis and design and database management systems using Oracle. A few of the common job titles for a student completing Business Applications Programming degree include: applications or programmer designer/analyst, database analyst/administrator/architect/developer/specialist, technical sales, software or information systems applications specialist/technician/engineer, and information systems or software quality and assurance/test engineer.

All CISS courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program.

Please note: Government work requires COBOL experience.

Courses Notes High School Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 years of equivalent academic math including 1 semester of Math B (80 or above in each course) 2.0 average for transfers. Computer course recommended. 80+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $720.

Course No. First Term Credit Hrs.
FORM 104 College Forum* (1)
CISS 100 Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences 3
CISS 102 Introduction to the Linux Operating System 1
CISS 110 Programming and Logic I 4
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
  Liberal Arts and Science Elective 3
  Term Total 14
Course No. Second Term Credit Hrs.
ACTG 110 Financial Accounting 4
CISS 101 Business Computing Application and Analytics Development 3
CISS 111 Programming and Logic II - Data Structures 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
  Liberal Arts and Science Elective 3
  Term Total 16
Course No. Third Term Credit Hrs.
CISS 210 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
CISS 260 Internship 3
** CIS Sequence I 6
  Math/Science Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
  Term Total 18
Course No. Fourth Term Credit Hrs.
CISS 211 Information Systems Development 3
CISS 250 Database Management Systems 4
** CIS Sequence II 6
  Math/Science Elective 3
  Term Total 16

*Required of first time, full-time students.

** CIS Sequence options: CISS 210-CISS 211 plus (pick two of three), CISS 200-CISS 201, CISS 230-CISS 231, CISS 240-CISS 241