Home /  Degrees, Certificates & Classes /  Programs / 

Computer Information Systems and Technology

Computer Information systems (CIS) technology changes are occurring across the US and the world. With these advances have also come changes in the ways that information can be accessed and shared. These have precipitated the need for well-educated IS professionals. This curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of current IS professionals as well as to prepare future IS professionals.
Information Systems positions are becoming more diversified. Students who complete the curriculum will have a strong foundation in interpersonal and communication skills, problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats to diverse multi-cultural audiences within a business environment
  • Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills in the classroom environment
  • Apply problem solving skills to trouble-shoot and correct problems in a business environment
  • Design and create efficient databases
  • State the ethical responsibilities necessary for IT businesses and organizations 
  • Describe and use the basic tools for computer and network security.
Search for courses in the online course catalog.


First Year

First Semester

ACC 103 - Accounting I
BUS 105 - Organization and Management
CIS 100 - Intro to Computer Applications
ENG 101 - English Comp I
HIS 101 - Intro to Western Civilization I
Modern Language*

Second Semester

CIS 101 - Intro to Information Systems
CIS 116 - Access
ENG 102 - English Comp II
HIS 102 - Western Civilization OR
Modern Language*
PSY 101 - General Psychology

Second Year

First Semester

BUS 201 - Business Law I
CIS 204 - Database Management
Elective - Laboratory Science
ENG - English***
MAT - Mathematics**

Second Semester

CIS 202 - Stuctured Systems Analysis
ECO 201 - Economics I OR
ECO 202 - Economics II
Elective - Humanities
Elective - Mathematics**
Elective - CIS/CSC

* A one-year sequence in either

** See program coordinator for appropriate mathematics course.

*** ENG 122, ENG 128 or ENG 129

Career Options

Graduates will work as an Information System professional in a variety of settings or transfer to a four-year degree program.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Science Degree

Continue to Online Application

Fast Fact

Union County College is #1 among New Jersey community colleges in non-credit Continuing Education enrollments, serving more than 26,000 learners aged 4 to 94 with certificate programs, and courses in professional development, health, fitness, leisure and personal enrichment.
Copyright © 1997-2014 Union County College
1033 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 709-7000