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Administrative Unit: Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: CISS 325
Course Title: Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation Projects
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description: The systems analysis and design topics introduced in CISS 285 are applied to create one or more operational computer information systems. Prerequisite: CISS 285 (or CISS 280) with a grade of C or higher.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): CISS 285 (or CISS 280) with a grade of C or higher.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Systems Analysis and Design
By Kendall & Kendall (Prentice Hall)
Systems Analysis and Design Methods
By Whitten, Bentley,& Barlow (Irwin/McGraw-Hill)
Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World
By Satzinger, Jackson, & Burd (Course Technologies, Inc)
Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design: A Structured Approach
By Kendall, Penny (Business and Educational Technologies)
Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation
By Burch (Boyd and Fraser)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Develop moderately complex programs for a business problem.
  2. Present alternative solutions to a business problem, make recommendations and present results in a written report and oral presentation.
  3. Write user manual for computer programs.
  4. Write technical document for computer programs
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Create system proposals.
  • Conduct a project feasibility analysis.
  • Create a master project repository.
  • Create a complete entity relationship diagram for a project.
  • Create a complete data flow diagram for a project.
  • Create and test input and output screen designs and associated user interface for a project.
  • Create and test a project’s underlying data repository.
  • Write and test a project’s computer programs.
  • Create and test a project’s underlying network infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with a team on a project.
  • Write project reports and present them orally.
  • Maintain a healthy working relationship with a designated customer.

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20

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Prepared by: Suzanne Tourville Date: April 14, 2015
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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