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 systems 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 be further tailored to achieve a specific desired outcome. These options include the following curricular tracts:
The Computer Information Systems: Web Design and WWW Programming Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) is a highly relevant Web design program that focuses on today’s W3C standards-compliant and multimedia-rich dynamic Web 2.0, Web 3.0 and mobile computing functionality.
The Web Design and WWW Programming program has evolved with the Web and has led the way by incorporating dynamic client-side and server-side content and presentation before any other program in the area. Additionally, Hudson Valley was the first college in the area to incorporate XML in its curriculum, as this provides the foundation of today’s Ajax-driven rich internet applications (RIA), Web services and service-oriented architectures (SOA). The Web Design and WWW Programming program focuses on best practices systems analysis and design, user-centered design (UCD), W3C standards-compliance and accessibility. Currently, the Web Design curriculum includes the following core technologies:
- HTML5 & CSS
- XML & XSL
The Web Design and WWW Programming curriculum also includes courses in information systems (IS) analysis and design and project management. Students may also take courses in Perl, C++, networking, operating systems and mobile computing technologies. Note that in accord with the emergent and transitory Computer Information Systems discipline, the CIS department and Web Design and WWW Programming degree will remain abreast of emergent theories and technology and rapidly prepare and present new curriculum material as necessary.
Minimum math for this program is MATH 130 . Degree requirements may be completed during the day, evening or online.
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 $620.