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*

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
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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

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
16

Second Semester

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
17

Third Semester

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
16

Fourth Semester

COMM110 Effective SpeakingG,3 3
CISC215 Database Design and DevelopmentG 3
INTG285 Integration of KnowledgeE,G,6 3
ElectiveF 3
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.