2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems Technology (HA76)

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The Computer Information Systems program is built on a foundation of strong technical knowledge in information systems. The program emphasizes the areas of computer programming, database systems, computer networking, network security, project management and systems analysis. It also reinforces a broad understanding of other disciplines related to information systems, such as accounting, math, management, and communication. The CIS program allows students to tailor their degree to their interests by offering a wide range of electives. Certificates are also provided as a guide to assist students in the selection of electives. Many classes are fully mapped to industry certifications. The CIS Department is located in Technology Hall, a 100,000 sq. ft. facility on the eastern side of the NVCC campus. Classes are held in Smart classrooms featuring instructors’ workstations that control an advanced classroom audio visual presentation system. Every CIS classroom also includes student workstations with state-of-the-art computers. The CIS Department also has three specialized Smart classrooms that are dedicated to the Networking courses and are connected to an adjacent Server Room.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on General Education Core . Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required.


Program Requirements

CSC Programming Elective

1 Choose one of the following:

Competency Requirement

Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Credits: 3

Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics Credits: 3

Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication Credits: 3

Historical Knowledge and Understanding Credits: 3

Oral Communications Credits: 3

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Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3

Choose one:


Scientific Knowledge and Understanding Credits: 4

Scientific Knowledge MUST have a lab component

Scientific Reasoning Credits: 3

Choose one:


Written Communication Credits: 3

Program Outcomes


Total Credits: 61

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here Becoming Connecticut State Community College  for more detail about this merger.



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