Information Science and Technology

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 112 • Phone (215) 968-8305
Curriculum Code No. 1102

This major prepares students for upper-division course work leading to a bachelor's degree in computer or information science. The major parallels the first two years of study required by similar majors offered at four-year colleges and universities.

Students pursuing this major develop an understanding of the business environment and its information processing needs.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • demonstrate an ability to develop and effectively use application software as well as the related technology and
  • demonstrate proficiency in Program Analysis, algorithm development, coding, testing, debugging and documentation.

Degree Course Requirements*

Course Credits
CISC110
Introduction to Information Systems E
3
CISC113
Visual Basic Programming I E
3
CISC115
Computer Science I E
4
CISC122
Computer Science II E
4
CISC213
Computer Science III E,9
4
CISC128
Comparative Operating Systems
4
CISC143
Essentials of Networking E,7
4
CISC215
Database Design and Application Development E,9
3
VAMM110
Web and Interactive Design
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking E,4,5
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,E,2,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II E,2,10
3
MGMT100
Introduction to Business 2,3,4,8
3
Arts/Humanities B,1 3
College level Mathematics Electives A,C,E,6 6
Electives D 7
Total Credit Hours 60

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
CISC110
Introduction to Information Systems E
3
COMP110
English Composition I E,2,4,10
3
CISC115
Computer Science I E
4
MGMT100
Introduction to Business 2,3,4,8
3
Arts/Himanities B,1 3
Total Credit Hours 16

Second Semester

Course Credits
CISC128
Comparative Operating Systems
4
CISC113
Visual Basic Programming I E
3
COMP111
English Composition II E,2,10
3
CISC122
Computer Science II E
4
College level Mathematics Elective A,C,E,6 3
Total Credit Hours 17

Third Semester

Course Credits
VAMM110
Web and Interactive Design
3
CISC143
Essentials of Networking E,7
4
CISC213
Computer Science III E,9
4
College level Mathematics Elective A,C,E,6 3
Total Credit Hours 14

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking E,4,5
3
CISC215
Database Design and Development E,9
3
Electives D 7
Total Credit Hours 13

A Placement testing required.
B Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Any course may be chosen.
C Choose either MATH117 and 118 or MATH140 and 141.
DPre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.
ECourse requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities.
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking.
3 Satisfies Diversity.
4 Satisfies Information Literacy.
5 Satisfies Oral Communication.
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy.
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy.
8 Satisfies Social Sciences.
9 Satisfies Technological Competence.
10 Satisfies Writing.