2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CIT 260 - Systems Analysis and Design

Credits: 3
An examination of systems and their elements and processes. Includes techniques used by systems analysts to determine user requirements and the translation of user requirements into design specifications. Students should have programming experience.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. List and explain each of the elements of the traditional systems development life cycle.
  2. Explain the importance of a professional code of ethics in the systems development field.
  3. Identify three rapid systems development methodologies and list the benefits of each.
  4. Explain the role of analysis in the systems development process.
  5. Conduct interviews to analyze the current systems at the department level in a company or organization.
  6. Document these interviews using a diagramming tool such as data flow diagrams, entity diagrams.
  7. Derive the functions undertaken by the department and be able to diagram these functions.
  8. Prepare decision trees or charts that will aid in the understanding of these functions.
  9. Document the problems or opportunities presented by the study of these functions.
  10. Prepare a logical design that will deliver solutions to problems or enable taking advantage of opportunities to improve.
  11. Make a presentation of the findings and recommendations.
  12. Design a project plan that will map out the functions to be accomplished in the remainder of the systems development life cycle.

Prerequisite: None

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