CISC225 Introduction to Systems Analysis

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: STEM Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
CISC225 Introduction to Systems Analysis Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
3000 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
CISC110 (C or better)and CISC115 (C or better)
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
An introduction to systems analysis utilizing the case study approach. Students analyze business needs and apply modeling techniques to document a design solution. Emphasis is on the development of systems specifications. This is a capstone course.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. employ effective team work strategies.
    2. apply systems analysis and design methodology and tools to an individual business situation.
    3. demonstrate skills in the utilization of various techniques employed in systems analysis, such as: systems flowcharting, interviewing, forms design, file/date base design, user interface design, and documentation design.
    4. apply computerized analysis, design project management, and documentation tools such as CASE tools and prototypina tools.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. An overview of Systems Analysis and Design
    2. Analysis Phase
      1. Analysis tools
      2. Interpersonal communications: fact gathering and interviewing
      3. Feasibility study, cost benefit analysis
      4. Systems flows
    3. Design Phase
      1. Output requirements, report/form/screen design
      2. Input requirements, form and screen design
      3. The user interface
      4. Design and construction of file/database and data dictionary
      5. Program/process descriptions and specifications
      6. Processing controls
      7. Prototyping
    4. Development of System
      1. Project management techniques and tools
      2. Test data and testing procedures
      3. Documentation techniques and tools
    5. Implementation
      1. Conversion plans and procedures
      2. Site preparation: ergonomics and the office environment
      3. Creation of database
      4. Training user personal
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Departmentally selected textbook. Details provided by the instructor of each course section. See Course Format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
At least 2 hours each week will be devoted to the presentation of course material and special projects in a classroom setting. The remaining time will be used for laboratory exercises and assignments.

Review/Approval Date -11/02