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Systems Analysis and Design

Course NumberCST 235
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: CST 133 or CIS 133, and CST 170 or CIS 130, 1 semester of accounting, and a programming language course. Includes study of data processing systems and procedures involving analysis of various existing data processing applications in business and industry. Includes a study of integrated or total management information and data processing systems. Emphasis is given to developing detailed procedures in various areas of management. Designed to study the three phases: Analysis of present information flow; system specification and equipment; implementation and documentation of the system. Credit may be earned in CST 235 or CIS 235, but not both. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Student understands the basics of Business Data Processing.
Objectives:
  1. Understand the information processing systems in use today.
  2. Understand the flow of information necessary in order to make effective decisions, comply with requirements, and produce the desired reports.
  3. Understand the need for both financial and nonfinancial data in today's business environment.
  4. Stand the need for, and means of, retrieval of information.

Student understands the basic concepts of Systems Analysis and Design.
Objectives:
  1. Effectively describe the role/s of the Systems Analyst.
  2. Effectively describe the phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle.
  3. Effectively describe the data modeling tools for documenting the data relationships of the existing and proposed information systems.
  4. Effectively describe the process modeling tools for documenting the data processing activities of the existing and proposed information systems.

Student effectively uses the data modeling tools of Structured Systems Analysis and Design.
Objectives:
  1. Understand the basic concepts of data relationships.
  2. Creates documentation of data relationships using Entity Relationship Diagrams for both current and proposed information systems.

Student effectively uses the data process modeling tools of Structured Systems Analysis and Design.
Objectives:
  1. Understand the basic concepts of process modeling.
  2. Creates documentation of data processing activities using Data Flow Diagrams for both current and proposed information systems.




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