CIS 240 Systems Analysis & Design

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Wilmington
Effective Date:
CIS 238 or CNE 215 or CNE 216


Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
2.00 lecture hours/week
3.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course introduces the modeling concepts and design technology used in the analysis of business problems and the development of alternative solutions involving computers. It includes the design, construction, and implementation of a computerized business system with special attention given to the information systems.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:


Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Online Course


Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Design a plan to implement system components. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 6; PGC 4)
  2. Apply industry-specific project management skills to implement the system design. (CCC 1, 2, 3; PGC 4)
  3. Evaluate and implement a working system using a project plan. (CCC 1, 2, 3; PGC 4)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Design a plan to implement system components.
    1. Explain the stages of system development life cycle (SDLC).
    2. Conduct a needs assessment to design a system.
    3. Formulate a plan to implement the system based on the needs assessment.
    4. Write a design proposal for the system.
    5. Develop the scope of the project.
  2. Apply industry-specific project management skills to implement the system design.
    1. Describe industry-specific project management skills.
    2. Prepare deliverables within the scope of the project.
    3. Monitor the progress of the stages of a project.
  3. Evaluate and apply a working system using a project plan.
    1. Analyze the system design for potential problems.
    2. Generate a plan to address potential problems.
    3. Create a working system using design proposal.
    4. Prepare documentation for developing and maintaining the system.
    5. Assess the working system.
    6. Defend the design of the system.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Install, configure and secure computer applications and operating systems.
  2. Design, write, and debug computer programs.
  3. Design and integrate databases in computer programs
  4. Analyze and design complex computer applications to solve business problems.
  5. Integrate the principles of the Internet into web development.
  6. Incorporate the principles of networking and information security in computer application development.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.