CIS-251: Analysis and Design of Systems Projects

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: CIS-251 Analysis and Design of Systems Projects

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 class hours, 2 lab hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): CIS-152, CIS-153, CIS-208 and students must complete any developmental requirements in Mathematics (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course.

Course Description in college catalog:

Students use all previously learned computer information systems concepts and techniques in this capstone laboratory course to design and implement an original, comprehensive software system to solve a practical business need, such as payroll, inventory management, accounts receivable, and management information systems. Development of the application will be accomplished concurrently with the study of the phases of Systems Analysis and Design. Students will also prepare detailed user and technical manuals to accompany their system.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Computer Information Systems

Certificate Program – Computer Information Systems

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will achieve the following course objectives:

  1. Apply the use of system analysis techniques to the definition and develop of a computer information system. 

  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the systems development life cycle (SDLC); systems planning, analysis, design, implementation, operation and support

  3. Develop an understanding of how IT supports operational and business requirements in today’s intensely competitive environment, and apply techniques that aid design, development, implementation, and maintenance of a large scale project.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in computer information systems.

  2. Create solutions to business problems by writing computer programs and mobile applications using modern programming languages.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Student participation

  2. Hands on laboratory assignments

  3. Hands on programming work outside the classroom/Lab

  4. Hands on programming exams/tests

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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