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Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems

FOR INFORMATION contact
Theodora P. Williams, M.S.I.S.
Madame Cadillac Building‚ Room 318
Direct: (313) 927-1465 1572
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G. Jerry van Rossum, M.A., M.B.A.
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PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Science,
Computer Information Systems (B.S.)
Bachelor of Applied Science, Computer Information Systems (B.A.S.)
Computer Information Systems Minor
Post-Degree Certificate

FACULTY
James Boron, M.A., M.S.A
Judith Gold, Ph.D.
Amiya Samantray, M.S., M.B.A.

 

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CIS Faculty Pages (2)

CIS Faculty Pages
Contact Information: Professor James P Boron Marygrove College 8425 W. McNichols Detroit, Mi 48221 Email: jboron@marygrove.edu

Details

CIS General Information

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Applications Programmer • Database Administrator • Network Administrator • Programmer Analyst • Project Manager • Systems Analyst • Web Master

The continuing growth of computer usage in business, industry, and education has expanded the demand for individuals trained in computer information systems. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available to computer information systems graduates. They include: applications programmer, programmer analyst, database administrator, systems analyst, network administrator, Web master, and project manager.

GENERAL INFORMATION

You may major or minor in Computer Information Systems toward the fulfillment of requirements for a bachelor’s degree. You may also attain a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. The Department offers a Post-Degree certificate program. Whatever your choice of degree or program, you will take courses that are both professionally-oriented and academically rooted in the liberal arts, theoretical and practical, comprehensive and specialized.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Information Systems is designed for students who want to take computer information systems classes as their major course of study (36 required credit hours).

This degree focuses on technical, human, operational, strategic and information resource management. Graduates will acquire the technical skills needed to meet the challenges of managing the constantly changing computer information systems environment. As a student in the Computer Information Systems department, you will learn about the social, economic, and technological implications of computers and their impact on the twenty-first century.

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree, an interdisciplinary major, is designed for students who have attained certain industry certifications, such as Microsoft Systems Engineer (MCSE), or Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).This major requires 60-72 credit hours.  If you elect this degree you will complete 21 or more credit hours in CIS courses, in addition to the credits from the industry certification. The number of credits required is dependent on the departmental evaluation of the certification work. You will not be required to select a minor for fulfillment of degree requirements. The certification credits transferred to this degree are limited to 30 semester hours.

The minor in computer information systems provides knowledge and skills that complement a student’s major area of study and expands career options for graduates. A minor in Computer Information Systems will enhance your major area of study since knowledge of computers is expected of every college graduate to be competitive in the work environment. The broad-based minor in Computer Information Systems consists of 24 credit hours in required and elective courses.

A post-degree certificate in Computer Information Systems is designed for any person with a bachelor’s degree interested in gaining skills for a career in computer information systems. At the completion of the 18 credit program you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Program Scheduling

You may complete this program as a day or evening student. Although much of the major can be completed online,  the Degree cannot be achieved online.

Transfer Students

Transfer students seeking a major in computer information systems will be required to take a minimum of 15 credit hours in computer information systems at Marygrove College and fulfill all departmental requirements for a major.

Advanced Placement and College Level Examination Program (AP/CLEP)

Students completing Advanced Placement Examinations (AP) with grades three or higher will be granted credit

Academic Performance

Only courses with a C- or better may be applied in fulfillment of the requirements for a major, minor or certificate program in Computer Information Systems. Students will be expected to demonstrate achievement of communication powers, arts, and skills in CIS 496-Information Systems II: Strategies and Management: Senior Project

Cooperative Education Program

Cooperative education is the integration of classroom work with practical paid employment experience in an organized program. This program allows you to earn college credits while you are employed. Permission of the department head is required to elect cooperative education field experience. No more than 12 credit hours may be earned from cooperative education toward your degree.

Facilities

As a Computer Information Systems student you are provided access to current work­stations and networking technologies. In addition, to student computer labs, CIS students have access to computer classrooms dedicated to hands-on instruction. Software includes the latest versions of programming languages, as well as application and communications software.

Awards

The Computer Information Systems Award is an annual award given to the outstanding graduating senior with a computer information systems major.

Electives

Individual courses in computer information systems can enhance your background in any of the programs offered at Marygrove College.

 

Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree with computer information systems major requires completion of the following components which include 36 credit hours in computer information systems.

A. General Education Requirements

B. Required Department Courses

CIS 205          Introduction to Computer Information Systems
CIS 210          Software Applications
CIS 212          Introduction to Operating Systems
CIS 245          Computer Programming and Logic
CIS 251          Introduction to Visual Basic
CIS 300          Principles of Computer Information Systems
CIS 372          C++ Programming
CIS 375          Database Management Systems
CIS 380          Decision Support Systems and Expert Systems
CIS 390          Social/Ethical/Legal Implications of Computing
CIS 476          Computer Information Systems I: System Development
CIS 496          Computer Information Systems II: Strategies and Management - Senior Project

C. Required Math Course

MTH 100       Algebra

D. Required Business Courses

BUS 173         Introduction to Business
BUS 266         Principles of Organization and Management

Bachelor of Applied Science, Computer Information Systems (B.A.S.)

 

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree, an inter­disciplinary major in computer information systems, requires completion of the following components, which include 21 or more credit hours in computer information systems courses. The total requirements for this major are 60-72 credit hours.

The number of additional credit hours required is dependent upon the credits a student may be awarded from industry certifications. Credits are evaluated for acceptance and awarded within the full context of the student’s educational experiences as matched with Marygrove’s CIS area requirements.

A. General Education Requirements

B. Required Computer Information Systems Courses

CIS 375          Database Management Systems
CIS 380          Decision Support and Expert Systems
CIS 390          Social/Ethical/Legal Implications of Computing
CIS 476          Computer Information Systems I: System Development.
CIS 496          Computer Information Systems II:  Strategies     and Management: Senior Project.

C. Required Math Course

MTH 100       Algebra

D. Required Business Courses

BUS 173         Introduction to Business
BUS 266         Principles of Organization and Management

Students are required to have the following competencies prior to attaining a B.A.S. degree. Some of these competencies may be fulfilled as part of an industry certification.

Required Department Areas of Competencies

  1. Database Design and Management
  2. Decision Support Systems and Expert Systems
  3. Networking and Telecommunications
  4. Object Oriented Programming
  5. Social/Ethical/Legal Implications of Computing
  6. Strategic Information System Management
  7. System Analysis and Design

Grades earned within certification programs are not computed in a student’s total grade point average.

ELECTIVES

CIS 300      Principles of Information Systems Management
CIS 320      E-Commerce
CIS 372      C++ Programming
CIS 373      Java Programming
CIS 374      Advanced C++ Programming
CIS 376      Advanced DBMS
CIS 385      Business Applications Using Excel
CIS 388      Cooperative Field Experience
CIS 412      Data Communications/Networking
CIS 433      Designing and Maintaining Web Pages
CIS 444      Project Management
CIS 488      Cooperative Field Experience

 

Computer Information Systems Minor

The minor in computer information systems requires 24 credit hours. You may choose one of the following tracks:

A. Management Information Systems

CIS 205      Intro to CIS
CIS 210      Software  Applications
CIS 300      Management Information Systems
CIS 375      Database Management
CIS 380      Decision Support Systems
CIS 390      Social-Legal-Ethical Implications of Computing
CIS 444      Project Management

One additional CIS elective.

B. E-commerce

CIS 205      Intro to CIS
CIS 210      Software Applications
CIS 300      Management Information Systems
CIS 320      E-commerce
CIS 433      Designing Web Pages
ART 211    Intro to Computer Graphics: Imaging
ART 221    Intro to Computer Graphics: Graphic Design
ART 422    Web Design

C. Programming

CIS 205      Intro to CIS
CIS 210      Microcomputer Applications
CIS 245      Computer Programming & Logic
CIS 251      Introduction to Visual Basic
CIS 372      C++ Programming
CIS 373      Java Programming
CIS 374      Advanced C++ Programming

One additional CIS elective. 

Post-Degree Certificate

 

A. Required Departmental Courses

CIS 210      Software Applications
CIS 212      Introduction to Operating Systems
CIS 245      Computer Programming and Logic

                    -OR-

CIS 251      Introduction to Visual Basic
CIS 372      C++ Programming
CIS 375      Database Management Systems

B. Electives

Complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in computer information systems. Select other courses in consulta­tion with your advisor. Students with special skills or needs can, with the approval of the head of the depart­ment, make adaptations in the program. Fifteen of the hours must be taken at Marygrove College.

 

CIS Course Descriptions

 

CIS 205 Introduction to Computer Information Systems                   3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 107; Term 1, 2

Examination of information systems from the perspec­tive of the manager as user. A study of the principles and concepts of computers in business and in the professions, and an overview of the system analysis and design functions. Topics include development of information systems, management of information tech­nology resources, and social implications of computer usage.

CIS 210 Software Applications                              3 hours
Fee: yes; Term 1,2

An applied course in developing basic competencies.  Topics include office applications that support the practical application and development of Information technology resources.

CIS 212 Introduction to Operating Systems                 3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 205; Fee: yes; Term 1, 2

This course introduces methods used with PC’s to control applications and exchange data between pro­grams. Students learn about a variety of PC interface issues including Windows standards, file manage­ment, customizing, shortcut methods, and accessory programs. Course includes an introduction to UNIX. Hands-on applications under both graphics-oriented and character-based windowing approaches are employed to demonstrate multi-program control and sharing and exchanging data between programs.

CIS 245 Computer Programming and Logic                 3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS 205; Fee: yes; Term 1, 2

This course introduces the basic concepts of algorithmic development and techniques of computer programming. Logic, design and implementation models are presented to solve and program business problems. Programs are created using structured and modular programming techniques. Concepts of planning and developing program requirements and specifications are introduced to students using flowcharts, pseudocode and hierarchy charts.

CIS 251 Introduction to Visual Basic     3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 245 or Placement Recommendation; MTH 100; Fee: yes; Term 2

Input, output, storage, procedures, applications and programming practice using Object-Oriented Languages.

CIS 300 Principles of Information Systems Management                           3 hours

Prerequisites: CIS205; BUS 266 is highly desirable. Term: 1   Hybrid format

The goal of this course is to present a core of IS principles with which every CIS and Business student should be familiar and to offer a survey of the IS discipline that will enable all CIS and Business students to understand the relationship of advanced courses to the curriculum as a whole. It will also present the changing role of the IS professional and show the value of the discipline as an attractive field of specialization.

CIS 320 E-Commerce                 3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 300. Fee: yes; Term: Offered alternate years    Hybrid format

Designed to familiarize individuals with current and emerging electronic commerce technologies using the Internet. Topics include Internet technology for business advantage; managing electronic commerce funds transfer; electronic commerce Web site design; social, political and ethical issues associated with electronic commerce; and business plans for technology ventures.  Cross-listed with BUS 320.

CIS 372 C++ Programming Language                           3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 251; Fee: yes; Term 1, 2

This course introduces students to the structure, organization, basic elements and concepts of C++. Emphasis is placed upon topics such as problem solving, programming structures using selection, decision, repetition and looping structures, file manipulation, style, and modularity using functions. Students strengthen their problem solving skills and analytical techniques as they design, test and debug a variety of business programs.

CIS 373 Java Language Programming                      3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS251. Fee: yes. Term 2

Java language concepts used in conjunction with the Web. Students will learn how Java is used as a powerful cross-platform client/server development tool. Included in this course will be the creation of Java applets for use on the Internet.

CIS 374 Advanced C++ Programming                3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS 372; Fee: yes; Term 2

Object oriented programming principles are introduced using the C++ language. Topics include encapsulation, data hiding, data abstraction, classes, constructors, destructors, pointers, dynamic allocation of memory, inheritance, and polymorphism.

CIS 375 Database Management Systems                      3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 251; Fee: yes; Term 1

Concepts and structures fundamental for designing and implementing database management systems. Included are SQL relational databases; data manipulation, definition, and control.

CIS 376 Advanced Database Management Systems                 3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS 375. Term 2.

Intensive study of database systems, including advanced techniques for representation and specific to a business environment. Object oriented database systems will be available for student use.

CIS 380 Decision Support and Expert Systems                     3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS 251 and CIS 300; Term 1 Hybrid format

Explores human decision making and how decision support systems assist this process.

CIS 385 Business Applications Using Excel             3 hours
Prerequisites:  CIS 210, BUS 173, or permission of instructor; May be offered in alternate years

Explores advanced techniques in Business and Accounting applications using Excel software.  Students are exposed to practical examples suitable for professional purposes and personal use.  Uses an exercise-oriented approach that allows learning by doing.  Cross-listed with ACC 385 and BUS 385.  Course will be offered pending approval by the Curriculum Review Committee.

CIS 388 Cooperative Field Experience                       1-3 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 12 credit hours in computer information systems, departmental approval, junior standing. Term 1,2

Work experience for majors only in activity related to specialization. May be applied for more than once.

CIS 390 Social/Ethical/Legal Implications of Computing              3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 205, ENG 108; Term 2  Hybrid format

Influence of the computer revolution on society; automation, data banks, ethics, information explosion, moneyless economy, numeralization and depersonalization, privacy and security. Moral and legal obligations of the computer professional, including issues related to intellectual property and copyrights. Writing Intensive Course.

CIS 412 Data Communications/Networking              3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS 300 ; Fee: yes. Term alternate years

Technology, design, management, and use of communication networks. Topics include topologies, architecture, networks, standards and protocols.

CIS 433 Designing and Maintaining Web Pages               3 hours

Prerequisite: CIS 251. Fee: yes. Term 2

Students will design WEB pages to be used on the Internet. This will include experience with HTML (Hypertext Mark Up Language) and XHTML.

CIS 444 Project Management           3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 210; Fee: yes. Term 1

This course introduces students to the project management concepts and corresponding software tools. Students will learn the fundamentals of project scheduling and management.

CIS 476 Information Systems I: System Development             3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 375; Fee: yes; Term 1 Hybrid format

This course covers an in-depth study of all phases related to the systems Life Cycle, from initial investigation through final installation. Specific emphasis will be given to project management techniques, including quality assurance and cost/benefit tools applicable to IS planning and design.

CIS 488 Cooperative Field Experience               1-3 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 24 credit hours in computer information systems, departmental approval, senior standing. Term 1,2

Work experience for majors only in activity related to specialization. May be applied for more than once.

CIS 491 Independent Study                    1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission from head of department and CIS faculty member. Term 2

CIS 492 Special Topics
Prerequisites:  Senior Standing; departmental approval, permission of instructor: Term 1 or 2                 1-3 hours

Focused study of a current topic that extends beyond courses typically offered in scheduled courses. Specific topic determined each year. 

CIS 496 Information Systems II: Strategies and Management: Senior Project                      3 hours
Prerequisite: Senior Standing; CIS 476; Fee: yes; Term 2: Hybrid format

Structure, models, and utilization of information systems of management decisions in various types of business environments. This course provides a framework for an investigation of the methods appropriate for information systems planning and management. Elements include: facilities, equipment, personnel, technical skills, and training. All elements of previous courses will be incorporated. Project presentations are required, exhibiting visual, oral, and written communication skills; research based. 

 

Gainful Employment

Gainful Employment information:  
Program length: 18 credit hours
   
Program costs:  
Tution 12,420
Fees 320
Books 900
   
Related Occupations: O*NET Codes
Computer and Information Systems Managers 11-3021
Computer and Information Research Scientists 15-1111
Computer Systems Analysts 15-1121
Database Administrators 15-1141
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 15-1142
Computer Network Architects 15-1143
Computer Occupations, All Other 15-1199

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