Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


CIT-215 - Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: Last or next-to-last semester of a CIT certificate/degree program or permission of the instructor.
Students utilize a system development methodology through team-based projects that demonstrate their Information Technology skills. Topics include life cycle phases; determination of user system requirements; logical & physical design; test planning; implementation planning; performance evaluation; software package evaluation and acquisition; prototyping; structured & object-oriented methodologies; development and adherence to the system life cycle standards; and designing interfaces and dialogues. This course encourages interpersonal skill development with clients, users, team members and others associated with development, operation and maintenance of the system. This course also acts as a capstone for CIT programs, allowing students to achieve a better perspective of the academic, personal, and professional requirements of their chosen IT profession.


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