Disclaimer: We tried our best to get these correct, but there may be errors that we did not catch. The
catalog should be you major resource. If you find an error, let us know. The new advisement has a lot of changes, we
tried to catch everything, but we are concerned.
The required College Success Strategies (CSS) have been embedded in CIS120 and CIS123 so students who take either of these courses are not
required to take an additional CSS course.
Note the list of courses to meet Competency Requirements has been expanded and is available in the catalog. The listings below do
not reflect this update, so be sure to check them out if you would like more flexibility.
Welcome to a new semester in the CIS Department at BCC!
If you have any questions about what to take, please try to see Priscilla Grocer, William Berardi or a
member of the CIS faculty during the first week of school to get help. Full time faculty are: Janelle Arruda, Sil Ferreira,
Igor Kholodov and Rose Ferro. Raymond Steele is the coordinator of the game options. The sooner you can get your question answered the better.
If you have any problems, please
see me (Priscilla Grocer) in K-112, call me at 508-678-2811 ext. 2403 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or see another CIS
faculty member. If
you are a student, you may also have my home email which will get you a faster answer, so I
suggest you use that!
CIS111 is no longer a requirement. Students in Business Information Systems (Microcomputers in Business) and Information
Systems Transfer can still use it as an elective. Other students should choose to take
CIS111 if they do not feel comfortable with the basic concepts of computing, word processing and spreadsheets and
do not have an introductory knowledge of databases.
Please note again that the CSS (College Success Strategies) requirements have been embedded in CIS120 and in CIS123. Students taking either of these courses
are not required to take another CSS course.
NOTE: Advisement sheets are listed at the top of this page. Please check them to see what courses you should be taking.
The list below is giving advice on what computer courses you should be taking your first semester.
Programming: During the first smester, students take CIS120 and CIS105 and CIS121. If you have not taken
CIS17, you should definately take it this semester.
Information Systems Transfer: During the first semester, students should be talking to an advisor before making choices.
It is recommended that you take CIS120 if it will transfer to your institutions of choice. You
should consider starting a language, but again you should check and see which language is
required by the school you plan to transfer to. Please note that CIS120 has the CSS requirements embedded.
Networking: During the first semester, students should take CIS121 and CIS120.
Webmaster: During the first semester, students should take CIS121, CIS122 and CIS105.
Multimedia and Internet; During the first semester, students should take CIS131, CIS122 and either CIT133 Electronic Publishing, CIS162 Applications for
Web Development or ART271 Web Design I.
Computer Science Transfer: During the first semester, students should take CIS123 and CIS157.
You should also be taking math courses to either prepare for calculus or you should be taking
the calculus or discreet structures.
Business Information Systems (Microcomputer in Business): During the first semester, students
should take CIS111 if they do not know the basics of Word and Excel, otherwise they should take CIS112.
They should also take CIS105 and CIS120.
Game Development: During the first semester, students should take CIS120, CIT140, CIT141 and CIT142. See your advisor, Raymond
Steele, if you have questions.
Computer Security: During the first semester, students should take CIS121, CIS134, CIS132 and CIS105. This is a difficult set of courses,
so if you think you will be here for more than two years, we suggest you save a course or two. Talk to an advisor!
Computer Forensics: During the first semester, students should take CIS120 and two Criminal Justice Courses (CRJ101