DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY

SYLLABUS
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 4063

CATALOG LISTING:
4063 ADVANCED SYSTEMS AND PROGRAMMING, 3 hours credit
A capstone course designed to integrate earlier studies in systems and programming into a viable and realistic approach to solving information system problems.  Emphasis is on advanced concepts of screen design, direct access techniques and systems analysis techniques.  Assignments are designed to simulate realistic data center activities from scheduled projects to emergency requests. 
Lecture 3 hours. 
Prerequisites: CIS 3043 and CIS 3083.

EXPANDED COURSE DESCRIPTION
Required course for Data Processing and Computer Information Systems majors.

Upon completion the student should:
 ...bring together the knowledge from other courses related to the major field.
 ...be involved in team and individual projects in an environment as close to a real data center as possible. 
 ...maintain strict adherence to time schedules and correct problem solutions.
 ...understand the role of an entry level programmer and/or analyst in a fast paced data center.

  (All program objectives are encountered in this class)

TEXT
Students are expected to use texts from previous classes as well as reference manuals 
available in the lab and from the instructor.

CREDIT
Three hours upon successful completion of course.

SOFTWARE
COBOL, EDITOR/3000, IMAGE/3000, QUERY/3000,
and other languages and software packages as necessary

SUGGESTED REFERENCES:
College Dictionary
Harbrace College Handbook (Same as for Freshman Composition)

PROGRAMMING ASSIGNMENTS AND EXAMINATIONS
All assignments including examinations will be given during normal working hours (class time). 
In some cases advance notice may be given but for the most part if you miss work you will not 
know your assignment.

At least one large project will be required which will require several programs to complete. 
Many other smaller projects (some emergencies) will be required frequently.

DATA FILES
Students are required to develop test data that will THOROUGHLY test a program or system to 
see that it meets its specifications.

ATTENDANCE POLICY:
All students are expected to attend class and to arrive on time.  Make-up for an exam to be missed must be approved before the scheduled time of the exam.  Make-up exams will be given at the convenience of the instructor and may be more difficult than the regular exam.  All assignments/projects are to be turned in at the beginning of the class period on the date due or they are worth 0 points.  All assignments/projects must be turned in or a grade of F will be given in the course.

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS:
Writing assignments for this class will not be explained as separate pieces as is done in other CIS/DATAP courses.  All types of writing learned in other classes will be of value here.
 Examples of writing that will be used in this class include:

  • Memorandum
  • Time Log
  • Application Development Request
  • Software Change Request
  • Operating (User) Instructions
  • Oral Report
  • Time Management and planning tools
  • Business Letters

GRADE SCALE:
A:  90% -- 100% of Total Points Possible (NO ROUNDING)
B:  80% -- 89.9%
C:  70% -- 79.9%
D:  60% -- 69.9%
F:    0% -- 59.9%
I:   INCOMPLETE
W:  Withdrawal -- Note that the instructor does not have the authority to withdraw the student from the class.  
This procedure must be initiated by the student.

STUDENT HONESTY AND INTEGRITY