Business Option

Program Advisor: Gregory Panczner, 413-236-4574

The Business option of the Computer Information Systems Programming certificate emphasizes Java and C++ programming languages, as well as some basic business or math and science courses.

Graduates of this program may be employed as programmers using one of the following computer languages: Java, C++, HTML/XTML (if selected as a professional elective).

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

Program               29 Credits
CIS 102 Fundamental Computer Literacy 4
CIS 124 C++ Programming I 4
CIS 125 C++ Programming II 4
CIS 155 Web Development 3
COM Communication OR  
ENG English Composition/Writing 3
Professional Electives* 11
Additional
As Shown
Demonstrated college-level skills in reading and writing  
Minimum Cumulative Averages Overall: 2.000

Minimum Cumulative Average in Program

2.000

SUGGESTED BLOCK FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION:

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time to complete the program may vary according to each student's individual needs.

First Semester 15 Credits
CIS 102 Fundamental Computer Literacy  4
CIS 124 C++ Programming I   4
COM Communication OR  
ENG English Composition/Writing 3
Professional Electives* 4
Second Semester 14 Credits 
CIS 125 C++ Programming II 4
CIS 155 Web Development 3
Professional Electives* 7
*Options for Professional Electives Credits  
BSS 201 Microsoft Excel 3
BSS 202 Microsoft Access 3
BUS 111 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 112 Principles of Accounting II 3
CIS 153 Systems Operation 3
CIS 180 Network Fundamentals 4
CIS 181 Routing Protocols and Concepts 4
CIS 203 Systems Design 3
CIS 211 Data Structures 4
CIS 231 Computer Science I with Java 4
CIS 232 Computer Science II with Java 4
MAT Mathematics (see footnote 1) 3
Natural or Physical Lab Science 4
Free Elective 4

Footnotes:

  1. Any MAT course with the "MA" General Education designation.

 NOTES: A minimum of three CIS courses must be taken in the five years prior to receiving the certificate.

For Gainful Employment disclosure information on this program follow this link: www.berkshirecc.edu/GainfulEmployment