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Academic Programs - School of Business
Computer Information Systems: Web Design and WWW Programming
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 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
  • WordPress
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Ajax
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Linux

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. MATH 155 is not acceptable for any CIS related program. 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
Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
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.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 104 College Forum** (1)
CISS 100 Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences 4
CISS 110 Programming and Logic I 4
CISS 210 Information Systems Analysis and Design 4
CISS 220 Introduction to Web Design and Development 3
CISS 221 Web Design - Client Side Programming with JavaScript 3
CISS 225 Web Design - Server Side Programming with PHP and MySQL 3
CISS 227 XML and Advanced Web and Information Management 3
CMPT 115 Introduction to Business Analytics with Microsoft Excel 3
CMPT 120 Introduction to Database Concepts with Microsoft Access 3
CMPT 135 Information Design and Applied Digital Media 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
  (1) Restricted English Elective 3
  (2) Economics Elective 3
  (3) Liberal Arts and Science Electives 6
  (4) Math Electives 6
  (5) Restricted CWW Electives 9
  Total Credits Required 63

*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.
**required of first time, full-time students.

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

(2) ECON 100 or ECON 101.

(3) Recommend ENGL 120, ENGL 130, ENGL 132, ENGL 136 for students interested in electronic/new media; cannot include MATH below MATH 130 or MATH 155.

(4) Recommend MATH 130 and MATH 131 for terminal degree; cannot include MATH 155.

(5) Recommend CISS 111, CISS 125, CISS 229, CISS 24 1 or by permission of department chair.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term
FORM 104 College Forum** (1)
CISS 100 Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences 4
CISS 110 Programming and Logic I 4
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
  Economics Elective 3
  Math Elective 3
  Term Total  17
Second Term
CISS 220 Introduction to Web Design and Development 3
CMPT 115 Introduction to Business Analytics with Microsoft Excel 3
CMPT 120 Introduction to Database Concepts with Microsoft Access 3
CMPT 135 Information Design and Applied Digital Media 3
  Restricted English Elective 3
  Term Total  15
Third Term
CISS 221 Web Design - Client Side Programming with JavaScript 3
CISS 225 Web Design - Server Side Programming with PHP and MySQL 3
  Liberal Arts and Science Elective 3
  Math Elective 3
  Restricted CWW Elective 3
  Term Total  15
Fourth Term
CISS 210 Information Systems Analysis and Design 4
CISS 227 XML and Advanced Web and Information Management 3
  Restricted CWW Electives 6
  Liberal Arts and Science Elective 3
  Term Total  16