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CIS Department
Simon B. Elliott Hall
Mansfield, PA 16933

Jaesung Sim, Chairperson
Arlene Brown, Secretary

Phone: 570-662-4481
Fax: 570-662-4137

A.S. Information Systems Degree

AS Computer & Information Science, Computer Information Technology

The A.S. Computer Information Technology program also focuses on the system and business aspects of computing and is designed to let students easily switch to the B.S. Information Systems degree program.

Goals and Outcomes

Listed below are the Goals (Program Educational Objectives) and related Student Learning Outcomes (Program Outcomes) for the program leading to the A.S. degree in Computer Information Technology.

1. To provide graduates with a thorough introduction to the key principles of information systems and the application of those principles.

Related Student Learning Outcomes:

1-1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in programming using a high-level language.
1-2. Students will demonstrate understanding of data structures.
1-3. Students will demonstrate an awareness of the dynamic nature of the information systems field and recognize the need for continuing professional development.

2. To provide graduates with an appropriate augmenting framework of applicable knowledge and skills from the business, mathematical, and communication disciplines.

Related Student Learning Outcomes:

2-1. Students will understand and apply the concepts of introductory statistics.
2-2. Students will demonstrate familiarity with and apply fundamental business and accounting principles.
2-3. Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, with a range of audiences.

3. To develop the total person, one with intellectual curiosity, mature judgment, and a commitment to the betterment of society.

Related Student Learning Outcomes:

3-1. Students will demonstrate familiarity with basic ideas and contemporary issues in the social sciences and humanities.
3-2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the social impact of computing.
3-3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of ethical issues emerging out of computing.

4. To prepare students for successful transfer to 4-year programs in Information Systems and entry-level employment in computer technology-related positions.

Related Student Learning Outcomes:

4-1. Students will be prepared for continued undergraduate study in information systems.
4-2. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and capabilities necessary for pursuing a computing-related entry-level position.