Computer Information Systems Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree: Graphic Design Concentration

Today's businesses are continually demanding greater use of new information technologies in order to remain competitive in our ever-expanding economy. Obtaining an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Computer Information Systems from Bramson ORT College will prepare graduates to handle important issues involving the implementation of these newer technologies, such as configuring Cisco and Microsoft Networks, implementing SQL Server and Oracle databases, designing and developing company web pages using Adobe software, such as: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students will also gain skills in administering network security, managing computer service and repairs, operating different software packages, writing business proposals, and preparing presentations. Information and Computer Systems managers are essential in planning an organization’s future, maintaining Internet support, and supervising security operations.

Graphic Design

Bramson ORT College is one of the few colleges that offers a concentration in Graphic Design. The Graphic Design Program is intended to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in visual communications in some of today's most dynamic design and web production industries. The fields of advertising, publishing, television, and web design offer great opportunities for trained visual communicators, especially designers.

Credits obtained by students while in the Computer Information Systems Program are transferable to four-year programs at other colleges and universities worldwide. In order to earn the Computer Information Systems Associate Degree with a Concentration in Graphic Design at Bramson ORT College, a student must complete at least 63 credits.


Program Summary Chart

Program:

Computer Information Systems Associate Degree
Graphic Design Concentration

Program Length:

63 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters

Offered:

Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission Bramson ORT College's Computer Information Systems Associate Degree with a Concentration in Graphic Design Concentration Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

Department:

More Information
Computer Technology Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717 ext 1050
Email: computer@bramsonort.edu


computer information systems
15 Credits
Required Major Courses
AC111 Principles of Accounting I
3 Credits
CS101 Introduction to Programming Logic & Design
3 Credits
CS102 Introduction to Computer Programming
3 Credits
CS131 Computer Systems I
3 Credits
CS130 Operating Systems Concepts
3 Credits
  or
CS135 UNIX Operating System
3 Credits
Graphic Design Concentration
9 Credits
Required Major Courses
CS140 Visual Communications
3 Credits
CS145 Computer Imaging and Illustration
3 Credits
CS241 Web Design
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
15 Credits
Elective Major Courses (select five)
BM290 Business Communication
3 Credits
CS100 Introduction to Computer and Information Technology
3 Credits
CS240 Introduction to Photography
3 Credits
CS230 Principles of Computer Electronics
3 Credits
CS132 Computer Networks I
3 Credits
CS220 Computer Networks II
3 Credits
CS221 Computer Architecture
3 Credits
CS200 Internet Programming I
3 Credits
CS207 Internet Programming II
3 Credits
CS112 Visual Basic .NET C# Programming I
3 Credits
CS214 Visual Basic .NET C# Programming II
3 Credits
CS235 Introduction to Data Communications
3 Credits
CS205 C++ Programming I
3 Credits
CS216 C++ Programming II
3 Credits
CS234 Digital Computer Electronics & Microprocessors
3 Credits
CS135 UNIX Operating System
3 Credits
CS236 UNIX Administration and Security
3 Credits
CS111 JAVA Programming I
3 Credits
CS201 JAVA Programming II
3 Credits
CS211 JAVA Programming III
3 Credits
CS222 Computer Network Security
3 Credits
CS223 Wide Area Networks and WWAN
3 Credits
CS232 Inside Network Perimeter Security
3 Credits
CS233 Computer and Network Virtualization
3 Credits
CS218 Software Quality Assurance and Testing
3 Credits
CS241 Web Design
3 Credits
CS210 Data Structures
3 Credits
CS215 Systems Analysis and Design
3 Credits
CS208 Project Management
3 Credits
CS202 Database Design I
3 Credits
CS217 Database Design II
3 Credits
CS225 Foundations for Cisco Routers
3 Credits
CS226 Routing and Switching
3 Credits
CS237 Interconnecting Cisco Devices
3 Credits
CS238 Voice over IP Network
3 Credits
CS206 Advanced Computer Applications
3 Credits
CS155 Computer Aided Drafting and Design
3 Credits
CS250 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting and Design
3 Credits
CS255 CADD Applications
3 Credits
CS256 CNC Programming
3 Credits
CS254 Construction Graphics
3 Credits
CS140 Visual Communications
3 Credits
CS145 Computer Imaging and Illustration
3 Credits
CS245 Web Animation
3 Credits
CS243 Presentation Graphics
3 Credits
CS242 Graphic Design Applications
3 Credits
CS244 Package Design and Prototyping
3 Credits
CS246 Digital Animation & Visual Effects I
3 Credits
CS247 Digital Animation & Visual Effects II
3 Credits
CS296 Computer Internship I
3 Credits
CS297 Computer Internship II
3 Credits
GM100 Introduction to Game Design
3 Credits
GM110 Introduction to Game Programming
3 Credits
GM200 Game Software Engineering
3 Credits
GM213 Game Engine Architecture
3 Credits
CS224 Computer Systems II
3 Credits
CS227 Computer Networks III
3 Credits
CS228 Microsoft System Engineering
3 Credits
ES110 Basic Electronics and Computers I
3 Credits
SS101 Keyboarding I
3 Credits
Required Arts and Sciences Courses
15 Credits
(General Education)
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
IL100 Information Literacy
2 Credits
JP100 Career Planning
1 Credits
Select one course out of the following:
MA120 Statistics
3 Credits
MA121 College Algebra And Trigonometry
3 Credits
MA125 Pre-Calculus I
3 Credits
MA130 Discrete Mathematics
3 Credits
Select two courses out of the following:
EC100 Economics
3 Credits
LA140 American History I
3 Credits
LA141 American History II
3 Credits
LA160 American Government
3 Credits
LA161 State and Local Government
3 Credits
Elective Art and Sciences Courses
9 Credits

General Education Courses (Select three)
9 Credits
Select credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.


Career Outlook

Graduates of this Associate Degree Program can continue to a Bachelor's Degree Program or choose to work in a wide variety of today's most exciting industries. Jobs in Computer Programming, Graphic and Web Design and Computer Networking are in high demand at companies and organizations across industries. Because so much business is carried out over computer networks, security will continue to be an important issue for businesses, thus demanding a a greater amount of Computer Information Systems personnel and managers. Examples of careers that Bramson ORT graduates have pursued can be found below.

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Java Developer
  • C++ Developer
  • C# Developer
  • Visual Basic Developer
  • .Net Developer
  • PHP Developer
  • MySQL Developer
  • Flex Developer
  • Internet Applications Programmer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Computer Network Technician
  • Computer Network Operations Support Specialist
  • Network Architect
  • Cisco Network Analyst
  • CADD Technician
  • 3D Design CADD Technician
  • 3D Modeling Technician
  • CADD Specialist
  • CADD MTS Technician
  • Architectural CADD Technician
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Interactive Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Graphics & Logo Illustrator
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Communications Designer
  • 3D Artist
  • Packaging Designer























  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Bookkeeping Clerks. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.

    Position

    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Graphic Designer

    $44,150

    Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

    Multimedia Artists and Animators

    $61,370

    Motion picture and video industries, Software publishers, Computer systems design and related services, Advertising, public relations, and related services.