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)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- 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
- employ effective team work strategies.
- apply systems analysis and design methodology and tools to an individual business situation.
- 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.
- apply computerized analysis, design project management, and documentation tools such as CASE tools and prototypina tools.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- An overview of Systems Analysis and Design
- Analysis Phase
- Analysis tools
- Interpersonal communications: fact gathering and interviewing
- Feasibility study, cost benefit analysis
- Systems flows
- Design Phase
- Output requirements, report/form/screen design
- Input requirements, form and screen design
- The user interface
- Design and construction of file/database and data dictionary
- Program/process descriptions and specifications
- Processing controls
- Development of System
- Project management techniques and tools
- Test data and testing procedures
- Documentation techniques and tools
- Conversion plans and procedures
- Site preparation: ergonomics and the office environment
- Creation of database
- Training user personal
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
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