DP-AAS - Computer Information Systems


Official Name of Program

Computer Information Systems

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

AAS - Associate in Applied Science



NYSED Program Code

01527 - DP-AAS

CIP Code


This program is designed to provide the student with strong academic preparation in both computer information systems, as well as business and liberal arts and sciences. The curriculum is based on feedback from local business leaders, and:

  1. Provides an in-depth understanding of the principles of information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming;

  2. Expands knowledge of practical computing techniques by providing many “hands-on” projects and applications; and

  3. Enables students to use the computer as an effective management decision-making tool. Five large computer laboratories support the curriculum.

  4. Upon graduation, the student may immediately enter the job market in the field of information systems or enter a four-year school or college to complete studies toward the baccalaureate degree.

Typical employment opportunities include: Software developer, programmer, systems analyst, application software support, web developer, database administrator, information security analyst, help desk, computer support specialist. A broad range of industrial and governmental employment opportunities in computer information systems is currently available, and these opportunities are expected to grow in the future. They cover diversified areas, including the business, scientific, social science, educational, and medical fields.