Program Codes: BIS.AS
Associate in Science Degree
The Business Information Systems Transfer curriculum will allow students to complete courses at Middlesex County College that will meet the first two years of the Bachelor of Science Degree, Information Systems Option, in several local four-year institutions such as Kean University, Montclair State University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. The students will complete 63-66 credits at Middlesex County College and the remaining credits at the transfer institution. The transfer will be seamless with no credit loss or duplication.
Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion.
Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion. Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.
The planning, supervision, control and performance of activities involved in the production of goods and services. The problems of human relations and labor-management and the functions of human resources, marketing, purchasing, production and finance are explored from the standpoint of effectively carrying on business that relates positively to the society of which it is a part.
This course introduces students to a problem solving approach to computer applications through the use of spreadsheets, database, presentation manager, a programming language and Internet skills. It emphasizes Visual Basic and Microsoft Excel, in addition to surveying fundamental computer concepts and is designed for students who already possess a familiarity with computer applications. It is recommended for students planning to transfer to an upper division college that has a computer programming requirement in its computer literacy course. This course is suitable for liberal arts, science transfer and business transfer students who wish to transfer to a university and complete their bachelor,s degree.
Through a variety of writing projects requiring competence in clear, correct, and effective English, students use inferential and critical skills in the process of composing documented essays. Extensive reading materials serve as structural models and as the bases for discussion and for the writing of essays involving response, analysis, and synthesis.
RDG-011 may be taken as a co-requisite if not previously completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).
Emphasis is on those topics from algebra and trigonometry that best prepare students for the first course in calculus. The areas of study are algebraic and transcendental functions and their graphs. Of special interest are polynomials, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Additional topics include vectors, polar coordinate systems, matrices and determinants. TI83/84 graphing calculator required.
Appropriate score on the College placement test and/or satisfactory score on the diagnostic examination, “C” or better in MAT-014 or departmental approval
This course presents an introduction to programming and problem solving using Java. Algorithm development and basic procedural and object-oriented problem solving techniques are introduced. Fundamental topics of computer programming including sequence, selection, repetition, input/output, methods, parameter passing, scope, lifetime, and arrays are discussed in detail. Basic concepts of object-oriented programming such as objects, classes and class methods are introduced. This course is required of all Computer Science transfer students. The course is also recommended for students in other programs seeking a rigorous introduction to computer programming.
MAT-014 or appropriate score on the College placement test
A grade of “C” or better in ENG-121
Presents fundamental ideas of calculus such as the derivative, integral and their applications. Topics include fundamentals of analytic geometry. The first course in a sequence of calculus courses intended for the student interested in mathematics, engineering and the natural, physical and social sciences. TI83/84 graphing calculator required.
Covers the accounting cycle from the recording and analyzing procedures through the summarizing procedures and preparation of general purpose, financial statements; the introduction of accounting for corporations with emphasis on the capital structure of the corporation.
Proficiency in Elementary Algebra.
Students plan an application project and produce a complete specification using structured analysis techniques. On-line applications are surveyed in both large (IBM) and small (UNIX) environments.
Introduces the foundations of economic analysis and explores the problems of macroeconomics, including national income, equilibrium analysis and fiscal and monetary policy. The public sector of the national economy is also stressed.
A passing score on the algebra portion of the College placement test or MAT-013
Familiarizes students with mathematical models that occur in more advanced courses and in the areas of business, science and the social sciences using exploratory data analysis and statistical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics linear regression, probability and probability distribution, confidence intervals, and an introduction to hypothesis testing.
MAT-013 or appropriate score on the College placement test
Corequiste Exemption: Proficiency at the Level of Algebra II
Covers the statement of cash flows; financial statement analysis, the nature of Managerial Accounting, job order cost systems, process cost systems, cost allocation and activity-based costing; analyses for managerial decision making; budgeting, standard cost systems, accounting for decentralized operations and transfer pricing.
ACC-101 with a grade of 'C' or higher.
This course will provide the student with a thorough understanding of what a database is and how it is used. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship and use of a database for the effective storage and retrieval of user data. The use of structured query language (SQL) will be presented. Hands-on laboratory experience will provide the student with practical applications in the use of databases.
Microeconomics: includes such topics as the price system, allocation of resources, distribution of income and the prospects for economic change. International trade is also studied.
ECO-201 or written permission of the department chairperson
Contact Name: Aslihan Cakmak, Chairperson
Contact Phone: 732.906.2526
Contact Email: BusinessAndCompSci@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/business-and-computer-science