The transfer program in Computer Information Systems (CIS) offers a strong foundation in both business studies and information systems. The concepts of information systems and the hands-on experience gained in the design, development, and implementation of business applications provide this foundation. Students will be prepared to transfer to a four-year college, begin a career working in the information systems field or apply their knowledge in programming, systems analysis, and/or computer management in a private entrepreneurial setting.
There are three primary goals for this program:
- Completion of an associate degree in two years
- User-friendly scheduling for students who are working or have other obligations
- Comprehensive online support services
Students who have completed the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of information systems principles and the fundamental skills of business, programming and application software in a business computing environment
- Communicate effectively and professionally with a broad range of audiences
- Analyze a problem, critically investigate, and define computing requirements appropriate to its solution
- Demonstrate knowledge of programming processes including planning, writing, testing, executing, and debugging
- Demonstrate knowledge of web and database design, development and management in a business information environment
Participants in this program will be enrolled as a cohort to encourage support and collaboration. This means that all students in the cohort will be scheduled together in 7- or 5-week courses for the duration of the program. Typically, students will take two courses within each 7-week block. In an average semester, all students will have completed at least 12 credits.
Students who have completed the application process and been accepted into the Online Business Administration program will be required to successfully complete a mandatory Online Orientation Course. This course will provide links to online resources, along with the pacing, format and study skills required for successful online learning. Students will also learn how to use Blackboard and other software tools used to navigate, communicate, collaborate, receive assignments, turn in coursework and perform other important tasks.
At the completion of the course, students will be required to take a quiz and obtain a grade of at least 80 percent. Students will have three attempts to pass the quiz. If a student cannot pass the quiz, he/she will be provided with the option to transfer to another Business program. Instructions for registering for the orientation course will be provided by the program advisor after acceptance into the program.
Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.
The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.
The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.
For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar.