Rowan College at Gloucester County

Computer Information Systems (A.S.)

​​​​​​​​Description

The transfer program in Computer Information Systems (CIS) offers a strong foundation in both business studies and information systems. The concepts of information systems and the hands-on experience gained in the design, development and implementation of business applications provides this foundation. Students will be prepared to transfer to a four-year college, begin a career working in the information systems field or apply their knowledge in programming, systems analysis and/or computer management in a private entrepreneurial setting.

Program Goals

Students who have completed the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of information systems principles and the fundamental skills of business, programming, system and application software in a business computing environment

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with a broad range of audiences

  • Analyze a problem and critically investigate and define computing requirements appropriate to its solution

  • Demonstrate knowledge of programming processes, including planning, writing, testing, executing and debugging

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Web and database design, development and management in business information environment

  • Transfer to a four-year college or university

Admissions

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, High School Equivalency (HSE) recipients or those who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

Program Classes

Students may download the Program Requirements to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The RCGC Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Class Schedule Listing shows the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor
Current students please visit rcgc.edu/advisement to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit rcgc.edu/appointments to learn more about how to get started.
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.
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Downlo​​​ad Program Requirements​

 

Transfer Opportunities

Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities —​ immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree. 

In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university or college of their choice.

Some students in this program have transferred to the following four-year institutions:

  • Drexel University

  • Goldey-Beacom College

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology

Students may visit the Career and Planning (CAP) Center to discuss transfer options.​

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this program will qualify for employment as:

  • Application developers

  • Infrastructure architects

  • IT support specialists

U.S. News & World Report rates computer information systems careers​ in the U.S. News' 100 ​Best Jobs listing.

Students may visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.​​

Disclaimer:
The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.