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Academic Programs - School of Business
Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5101
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 Description 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 110. MATH 130 and 131 are also advised. 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
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I & II or 2 years of equivalent academic math (80 or above in each course) Computer course recommended. Transfer students are required to have a 2.0 GPA or higher. 80+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $645.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 104 College Forum** (1)
CISS 100 Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences 4
CISS 101 Business Computing Application and Analytics Development 3
CISS 110 Programming and Logic I 4
CISS 120 Networking I-Intro to Data Communication 3
CISS 121 Networking II-Intro to Network Administration 3
CISS 125 Computer and Information Security 3
CISS 150 Operating Systems 4
CISS 210 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
CISS 215 Project Management 4
CISS 251 Structured Query Language (SQL) 2
CISS 260 Internship*** 3
CISS 270 Advanced Routing and Wide Area Network (WAN) Infrastructure 3
CISS 271 Advanced Switching and Network Management 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
______ (1) Restricted English Elective 3
______ (2) Liberal Arts and Science Electives 9
______ (3) Math/Science Elective 6-8
______ (4) CSA Elective 3
  Total Credits Required 66-68

*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.
**required of first time, full-time students.
***may be replaced with CIS elective by permission of department chair.

(1) Restricted English Elective - ENGL 102, ENGL 104, ENGL 106, ENGL 108, ENGL 120, ENGL 125, ENGL 130, ESLS 102 or by permission of department chair.

(2) Recommend ECON 100 and ECON 101

(3) Minimally MATH 110, MATH 130 and MATH 131 for terminal degree. Recommend MATH 150 or higher for transfer.

(4) Recommend CISS 273, ELET 120 or by permission of department chair.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
Course No. First Term Credit Hrs.
FORM 104 College Forum (1)
CISS 100 Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences 4
CISS 110 Programming and Logic I 4
CISS 120 Networking I - Intro to Data Communication 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
Math/Science Elective 3-4
  Term Total 17-18
Course No. Second Term Credit Hrs.
CISS 101 Business Computing Application and Analytics Development 3
CISS 121 Networking II - Intro to Network Administration 3
  Restricted English Elective 3
  Liberal Arts and Science Elective 3
  Math/Science Elective 3-4
  Term Total 15-16
Course No. Third Term Credit Hrs.
CISS 125 Computer and Information Security 3
CISS 150 Operating Systems 4
CISS 210 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
CISS 270 Advanced Routing and Wide Area Network (WAN) Infrastructure 3
  Liberal Arts and Science Elective 3
  Term Total 16
Course No. Fourth Term Credit Hrs.
CISS 215 Project Management 4
CISS 251 Structured Query Language (SQL) 2
CISS 260 Internship 3
CISS 271 Advanced Switching and Network Management 3
CSA Elective 3
  Liberal Arts and Science Elective 3
  Term Total 18