Associate in Applied Science
Chairperson: James G. Looby
Brahan Hall, Room 206, (518) 629-7225
The School of Business, with the Department of Computing and Information Sciences, offers several different degree programs in Computer Information Systems (CIS) to accommodate students pursuing a two-year terminal degree, as well as those seeking to transfer to a four-year institution. All Computer Information Systems graduates possess a strong computer information system core. This common CIS core allows students to seamlessly transfer between the different degree programs as their goals become more defined. Core course work includes Programming and Logic, Analysis and Design of Information Systems, Project Management, Decision Support Systems and Database Management. Suffused throughout all CIS programs is a focus on people, processes, systems, security, collaboration and ethics.
The various Computer Information Systems program options allow the degree to further be tailored to achieve a specific desired outcome. These options include the following curricular tracks:
The Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) is a highly relevant and technical curriculum and contains the Cisco Network Academy. The Hudson Valley Community College Cisco Network Academy is one of the select few programs in New York State to teach both the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum, as most colleges only teach through the CCNA. This degree goes beyond the standard Cisco curriculum is as it focuses on theoretical networking content to provide students with the conceptual understanding to remain abreast of emergent and evolving technology. To this extent, the Cisco curriculum is used as an application platform to support the program’s theoretical content. To provide a curriculum map for prospective students, the CCNA material is presented in CISS 120 and CISS 121 , while the CCNP material is presented in CISS 270 and CISS 271 .
Necessarily, the System and Network Administration curriculum focuses on computer and network security throughout the curriculum and includes two specific security courses as this is a component of today’s systems administrator’s responsibilities. Detailed descriptions of these security courses can be found in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. Students interested in computer and network security or computer forensics and information assurance are advised to pursue the Computer Information A.S. program and transfer to a four-year program as identified on the Computer Information Systems A.S. page. This curriculum also contains voice over IP (VOIP) and mobile computing technologies components.
Minimum math for this program is MATH 130 . MATH 155 is not acceptable for any CIS related program.
All CISS courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program.
Program Entrance Requirements
|Algebra and geometry or 2 years of equivalent academic math (80 or above in each course)
||Fall and Spring
||Computer courses recommended. Transfer students are required to have a 2.0 GPA or higher. Math entrance requirements may be waived if a student has successfully completed minimally MATH 130 with a grade of “C” or higher or by permission of department chair.
||80 or above
The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $645.