Computer Information Systems Concentration
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
Microeconomics ECO202 satisfies Area 3 requirement 3 MAT097 and RDG095 or placement
Quantitative Thought From Area 4
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 3
CONCENTRATION COURSES
Applications/Concepts CIT110 (Full-time students take CIT113) 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Accounting I ACC101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Intermediate Visual Basic CIT218 3 CIT216 or Instructor permission or Chair approval
Visual Basic CIT216 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Principles of Accounting II ACC102 3 ACC101
Macroeconomics ECO201 3 MAT097 and RDG095 or placement
Behavioral Science Elective 3
Lab Science Elective 4
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Computer Elective see note* 3
Computer Elective see note* 3
Mathematics Elective 3-4 MAT097 or placement
Mathematics Elective 3-4 MAT097 or placement
Total Credits 64-66

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*Note: Recommended computer electives: CIT118, 120, 128, 162, 242, 268, 272, 284.

Concentration Overview

The Computer Information Technology (CIT) Department mission is two-fold. CIT prepares its students for good paying, entry level careers as database professionals through the Associate in Science (A.S.) and Certificate Database Programming and Administration Programs. CIT also prepares students to transfer to four-year college Information Technology (IT) Programs through two Associate in Arts (A.A.) Programs: A.A. Computer Information Systems Transfer and A.A. Computer Science Transfer. The Department’s goals are in concert with the College’s goals. Using input from its Industry Advisory Committee and internship course, the department is continually updating and fine tuning its programs of study. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus. For current information on eligible programs, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration can transfer to bachelor’s programs at four-year colleges.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze the system needs of an organization.
  • Make feasible recommendations for computer solutions that meet those needs.

This program also is available through the Weekend College Program.

Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously. See page 173.