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.

Degree Course Requirements*

Course Credits
CISC110
Introduction to Information SystemsG
3
CISC113
Visual Basic Programming IG
3
CISC115
Computer Science I G
4
CISC122
Computer Science II G
4
CISC213
Computer Science III G
4
CISC128
Comparative Operating Systems
4
CISC143
Essentials of NetworkingG
4
CISC215
Database Design and Application DevelopmentG
3
VAMM110
Web and Interactive Design
3
COMM110
Effective SpeakingG,3
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,G,1
3
COMP111
English Composition IIG,2
3
MGMT100
Introduction to Business 4
3
INTG285
Integration of KnowledgeE,G,6
3
Cultural PerspectivesB 3
College level Mathematics Electives A,C,F,5 6
Personal Health B 2
ElectiveF 3
Total Credit Hours 61

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 G
3
COMP110
English Composition IA,G,1
3
CISC115
Computer Science I G
4
MGMT100
Introduction to Business 4
3
Cultural Perspectives B 3
Total Credit Hours 16

Second Semester

Course Credits
CISC128
Comparative Operating Systems
4
CISC113
Visual Basic Programming IG
3
COMP111
English Composition IIG,2
3
CISC122
Computer Science II G
4
Mathematics A,C,F,5 3
Total Credit Hours 17

Third Semester

Course Credits
VAMM110
Web and Interactive Design
3
CISC143
Essentials of NetworkingG
4
CISC213
Computer Science III G
4
Personal Health B 2
Mathematics A,C,F,5 3
Total Credit Hours 16

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective SpeakingG,3
3
CISC215
Database Design and DevelopmentG
3
INTG285
Integration of KnowledgeE,G,6
3
ElectiveF 3
Total Credit Hours 12

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.

E Any INTG course may be chosen.
FPre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.
GCourse requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies Creative Expression.
4 Satisfies Social Perspectives.
5 Satisfies College Level Mathematics or Science.
6 Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement.