Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
  
2023-2024 College Catalog

Computer Information Systems, Certificate


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This program is structured to provide fundamental knowledge of information technology and the skills necessary to succeed in today’s business environment. This degree is not for transfer. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to solve technical problems related to hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of operating systems.
  • Develop effective communication skills within an organization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both individually and as a team member.
  • Exhibit professionalism and ethical behavior.
  • Adapt to advancements in the area technology.

First Year


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Total Program Hours: 30


*Recommended for students planning to enter the degree program.

Developmental Courses


Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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