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Associate in Applied Science in Microcomputer Systems Application

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 2007

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

 

Why major in Microcomputer Systems Applications?

This program prepares students for job opportunities that involve computer word processing, use of spreadsheets and databases for business solutions, desktop publishing, and other applications. The program also introduces students to internet web page design. The major is designed for students who are seeking to gain entry into the labor market and also for those who wish to upgrade their professional knowledge in the area of microcomputer applications for career advancement.

If I major in Microcomputer Systems Applications, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

While this program is not designed for transfer purposes, New Jersey Institute of Technology will apply most of the courses you take in the program toward a B.S. in Engineering Technology. For specific guidelines regarding course sequence and requirements for transferability, consult your academic advisor.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental course work in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Identify and apply business software tools.;
  • Customize software packages for specific business problems;
  • Create professional business documents and web pages; and
  • Perform basic computer hardware tasks.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

(23 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)

ENG 101 and ENG 102 (two 3-credit courses)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (8 credits)

MTH 100 and MTH 127 (two 4-credit courses)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101 or SOC 108 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)

Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

 

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(30 – 32 credits)

OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Document Processing (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 212 Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)

Choose two of the following CIS/CSC/CEE courses: CIS 105 Programming Concepts, CSC 100 Fundamentals of Computer Science, CIS 111 Information Processing I, CIS 114 Introduction to Visual Basic, CIS 152 Internet Concepts, CIS 153 Advanced Internet Concepts and Applications, CEE 298 Cooperative Education I, and/or CEE 299 Cooperative Educaction II (total of 6 – 8 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(7 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
Total Credits Required for Degree: 60 – 62

 

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

 

First Semester
OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Document Processing (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
MTH 100 Introductory College Math (4 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)

Second Semester
CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
MTH 127 Basic Calculus (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
CIS 212 Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)
CIS/CSC/CEE course elective (3 – 4 credits)
CIS/CSC/CEE course elective (3 – 4 credits)

 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above,  regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.