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DRAFT CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024
- New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this draft catalog.
- Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this draft catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
- This catalog is a draft to be finalized in the Spring of 2023. The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree program offers students a diverse technical curriculum that provides an understanding of many areas of information technology (IT). The program features a core of technical courses that cover topics such as database design, operating systems, and project management, and differentiated options that allow students to concentrate their learning in a particular area.
Students also have an opportunity to experience the workplace in an internship course, or via a simulated workplace capstone that allows them to work directly with employers or in a case study environment. They can leverage the skills acquired in this diverse program to prepare for employment, industry-recognized certification credentials or to pursue baccalaureate degrees. 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.
- Develop the ability to analyze and design solutions through knowledge and comprehension of information systems concepts and skills.
- Develop strategic and critical thinking skills through development of the ability to identify, gather, measure, summarize, verify, analyze, design, develop and test programs.
- Develop the ability to identify and solve unstructured problems in unfamiliar settings and exercise judgment based on facts.
- Develop mastery in communication by gaining proficiency in oral/written/electronic communication skills and the ability to explain systems development concepts and related technical issues to various stakeholders.
- Develop leadership skills by learning to work collaboratively with a diverse team, including organization, control, and assessment of group-based work, and provide leadership when appropriate.
- Develop the skills to apply current technology, analyze business problems, and design software and solve technical issues; apply word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, email, and collaborative software skills in a professional context.
- Develop the skills to communicate using network technologies, access information via the internet, and understand information integrity and security issues.
- Understand and respect the employer-employee relationship and appreciate the need to produce high quality work.
- Demonstrate sufficient understanding of information technology for entry-level employment and advancement in the field.
The Networking option of the CIS degree offers training in the fundamentals in data networking and server administration. Students also learn the important skills needed to maintain secure networks. Students are offered the additional advantage of hands-on training or simulation with state-of-the-art equipment or software that leads to industry-recognized certification.
- Provide the student with the personal computer skills necessary to effectively function in today’s workplace.
- Offer a “hands-on” learning experience in the personal computer networking software most commonly used in business and industry.
- Provide the opportunity for a more advanced technical understanding of personal computer local area networks, their design, installation and management.
- Upgrade the personal computer knowledge and skills of individuals currently employed.