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Fall 2012

Computer Information Systems Courses:

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CIS112 - Systems Analysis and Design
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Studies the evolution of system analysis specification, selection, and implementation. Includes the effective use and management of data processing equipment in meeting the information needs of today's business enterprise. Spring only. Prerequisite: CIS125.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
At the conclusion of the course, as documented by written assignments, small group discussions/assignments, and projects students will be able to

1.) Compare and contrast the role of a system analyst versus business users in computer systems problem solving within an organization.
2.) Demonstrate in a computer print-out a minimum of one aspect of computer-aided system engineering used in system development.
3.) Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of at least 2 different information gathering techniques.
4.) Using Access demonstrate the database concepts required of a systems analyst, by creating a relational database.
5.)Using Access, Visual basic, or other designated software applications, create at least two interface prototypes.
6.) Explain at least five considerations in user interface design.
7.) Develop in writing a questionnaire / interview questions with a minimum of ten questions demonstrating information gathering methods used by a systems analyst. *
8.) Develop in writing and in a computer prototype a system to meet the needs of a theoretical business user.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.



Content Outline:
INTRODUCTION

Development, nature and scope of a business enterprise.
Communication in a business.

Input Design
Types, design, coding of forms and Input screens.

Output Design
Types, control, coding and distribution of reports and output screens..

Systems Documentation
Charts, models, flowcharts, narratives.

The Systems Analyst
Identification and definition, attributes, education.

Information Gathering
Sampling, interviewing, estimating, classifying and analyzing.

Systems Design Concepts
Requirements, modifications, conversion.

Initiation, Installation Implementation and Evaluation
Study, presentations, installation requirements, implementation schedules and methods, evaluation of completed system.

Network Schedules
PERT and CPM methods and constructing the network.




Effective Term: Fall 2012