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Associate of Science in Information System Management program will teach students how to provide technical support for companies. Graduates would have opportunity to choose to work in several fields including computer programming, desktop application, and Web site application, design and database development. With this background, graduates can enter numerous industries since a variety of organisations need a technical support staff to maintain the information systems.

 

An Associate of Science in Information System Management is a two year degree. Student need to complete 60 credit hours to graduate with an Associate`s degree in Information System Management. This program enables students to transfer to senior institutions that offer a bachelor’s degree in Information System Management.




CODE COURSE NAME T P C
ATHM 101 Tourism & Hospitality Mathematics 3 0 3
ATHM113 English for Tourism 3 0 3
ACOM 101 Computer Applications I 3 0 3
ATHM 107 Intro. to Tourism 3 0 3
THM001 Internship I 3 0 3
NH 001 National History I 3 0 3
Total 18


+-Course Descriptions

ATHM101 - Tourism & Hospitality Maths (3,0)3

This course provides relevant exercises in the practical application of basic mathematics for those who intend to pursue a career in Tourism and Hospitality Management. Typical applications to be included are the computation of revenue and costs in hospitality operations and the derivation of profit, mark-ups and marginal profits. Stock management calculations, depreciation, discounting, pricing, wastage, yields and recipe costing are further examples. The student will also be provided with practical examples of rate-of-change situations, derivatives, and integration.

ACOM 101 - Introduction to Computers & Information Systems (3,0)3

To provide an understanding of the need for the management of data as an organizational resource. Introduction to the fundamental concepts of data processing. Emphasis is on business data processing. Student’s skills in the application of computers to business and their knowledge of hardware and software are enhanced.

ATHM107 - Introduction to Tourism (3,0)3

An introductory course to the tourism industry. The course focuses on the position of tourism as the World’s largest industry and the acknowledgement that it plays a major role in shaping the world. The course considers global tourism trends, the socio-cultural importance of tourism, its economic influence, the motivations for travel, the important role of transportation, and the qualities of the attractions that draw the visitor. The course provides an overview of the structure and organisation of the tourism industry.

ATHM113 – English for Tourism I (3,0)3

This course introduces English Tourism terminology where students will be able to understand and develop better reading and speaking skills.

ATHM114 – English for Tourism II (3,0)3

This course introduces English Tourism terminology where students will be able to understand and develop their reading and speaking skills.

ATHM104 - Tourism & Hospitality Statistics(3,0)3

This is a basic statistics course that will study a range of practical examples relevant to the Tourism and Hospitality Management student. Typical applications to be presented will include frequency distributions and graphs in relation to understanding trends in the industry. Further examples will show the use of averages, simple probability, normal distributions, and quality control as applied to the industry. The concepts will be presented numerically and graphically. Where formulae are essential to understanding they will be given and will not need to be memorised. (Pre-requisite:ATHM101)

ATHM106 – Customer Behaviour in Hospitality (3,0)3

This course will prepare students for working in a Tourism & Hospitality setting, where they will achieve the skills to work with the general public and deal with challenging situations. The student will be provided with the practical and theoretical tools of dealing with health and safety in the work place, dealing wit complaints and basic anthropology of guest behaviour. Role play and observational learning through videos and real life situations are discussed.

ATHM201 - Front Office Management I (3,0)3

A general introduction to hotel management that concentrates on the central role played by the front office in co-ordinating the various functions of the hotel including the rooms department, technical services, banqueting and food and beverage services. The student will be introduced to the guest cycle from the reservation to registration, the care of the guest in-house, night audit, guest relations, response to enquires and complaints to guest check out, billing and finishing with the completion of the data base and follow-on marketing.

ATHM203 - Travel Agency Practice (3,0)3

This course presents an overview of travel agency operations and practice including dealing with customers and handling airlines, shipping lines, tour operators, and car rental agency bookings. Basic airline codes and terminology, reservation Ethics and procedures and buffer zones for tariff purposes are also covered.

ATHM205 - Housekeeping Management (3,0)3

The course concentrates on the fundamentals of room division management and housekeeping. This course includes the main housekeeping responsibilities and duties: managing the housekeeping labour force, materials and supplies, control of costs. The management of in-house laundry and cleaning services and the options available for out-sourcing are also included.

CS201 - Communication Skills I (3,0)3

Advanced writing skills with special attention to those most commonly used in private (business) and government. The aim of the course is to provide information on the standards and formats of managerial correspondence; techniques for preparing informational & analytical reports.

ATHM202 - Tourism & Hospitality Accounting (3,0)3

The course takes basic managerial accounting concepts and shows how they can be adapted and employed to the specific and unique operations found within the tourism & hospitality industry. Emphasis is on the use of accounting for managerial planning and control. Included are yield management, basic cost concepts, cost-volume profit analysis, and various approaches to pricing strategy.

ATHM 204 - Fidelio Front Office Management II (3,0)3

This practical course concentrates upon the application of computer methods to support the wide range of front office activities. The student will be given hands on experience with the use of the well-established FIDELIO computer package.

ATHM208 - Restaurant Preparation & Service (3,0)3

This is a practical course designed to instruct the student on how to properly prepare a restaurant to serve guests and also how to serve over the whole range of styles from fast food to silver service.

ATHM206 – Culinary Practice (3,0)3

Students are introduced to the most common tools and equipment and the basic methods used in the preparation of foods. These are the standards used in international kitchens of the industry. Students are introduces the various products and the basic preparation methods used. The interpretation of recipes, menu planning and the traditional organization of medium to large kitchens are studied.

THM001 – THM004 –Tourism Internship

The internship is a vital component of the tourism student’s experience. It both prepares the student for the real world of business and improves the graduated students’ chances of obtaining a satisfying, worthwhile position. In recognition of this, the minimum period of internship is set at a higher level than other schools. The student is required complete internship, though out the two years. During this internship placement, part of the assessment is carried out by the employer, each term the requirements for assessment and midterm projects and final portfolios will be at a higher level. The first semester introduces the student to working in the tourism industry, the second semester asks the students to discuss consumer behaviour, the third semester is concerned with formal contracts between the department and the final semester equips the student to practice culinary arts. The students is assessed and visited by instructor onsite, the placement is organized by the school and students will achieve credits and grades for the internship period.

ACOM 102 - Computer Applications(3,0)3

This course expands the student’s knowledge of computer; word processors, spreadsheets, database applications and other business applications are introduced.

EGL102- Development of Writing Skills(3,0)3

The main aim of this course is to provide effective development of the skills acquired in EGL101. Students will master speaking and argumentative skills by taking part in discussions of the topics covered in the reading assignments. They will develop critical and analytical thinking at a higher level. Acquire profound knowledge of the necessary reading and writing techniques aiming to prepare them for more in depth research work with materials of their Majors. Continue to prepare students for the academic reading and writing tasks they will encounter within their Faculties. They will learn how to include secondary data within their writings. They will also develop reading speed and proficiency, increase vocabulary and improve comprehension skills.

AMIS102 / CIS102 - Algorithms & Programming Techniques (3,0)3

This course covers the basic Problem-solving concepts, Flowcharts; Pseudo Codes that students need to know and understand when working in any computer language or application. With the detailed explanations and numerous illustrations, it compasses all fundamental areas of problem solving from the basics of mathematical functions and operations to the design and use of codes, indicators and arrays.

AMIS201 - Productivity tools (0,6)3

Databases, spreadsheets & word processing at higher levels that were delivered in the first year. This is a focused training for the MIS ASc programme in order to equip students to a very high level of skills in Personal Productivity with Information Systems (IS) Technology. The prerequisite: elementary knowledge of IS technology during the first year.

AMIS203 - Data base concepts and SQL (3,0)3

In this course database concepts of relational databases, Data Base Management Systems in addition to Structured Query Language (SQL) will be introduced.

AMIS207 - Programming Concepts & Fundamentals (3,0)3

Programming concepts and fundamentals will be studied.

AMIS209- XHTML & XML Concepts & Web Design (3,0)3

XHTML and XML concepts will be introduced and their contribution to web design will be demonstrated through examples.

AMIS202 - Business Data communications(3,0)3

Students will acquire understanding and knowledge of telecommunications fundamentals including LANs, MANs, WANs, intranets, the Internet and the WWW. Data communication and telecommunication concepts, models and standards will be studied.

AMIS204 - Programming in a 4G environment(0,6)3

Students will be equipped to a high level of skills in programming for the 4th generation environment through practical programming using DBMS and SQL.

AMIS206 - System Analysis & Design(3,0)3

Approaches to system analysis and design will be introduced.

AMIS208 - C/C programming(3,0)3

Students will acquire knowledge and skills of programming within C/C environment.

AMIS210 - Advanced Web design(0,6)3

In this course students will acquire skills for web design in areas of: animation, graphics, video and audio application through practical experimentations and projects.

AMIS101 - Computer Aided Accounting (3,0)3

Course aim is to provide an introduction to the field of accounting and the development and use of accounting information in the business world by introducing students to the theory of accounting and providing practical calculations, solutions and hands on practice with popular accounting computer software.

AMIS 205 Management Information Systems (3,0)3

Functions and contributions of Management Information Systems for different layers of management and operation of the digital firm will be studied. Strategic values of information systems and their contribution to effective management decision making and operation of the

digital firm are introduced and discussed. Management of hardware resources, software resources and telecommunication resources will be reviewed.