COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS A.A.S.

This program is intended to provide a foundation in the concepts and principles of computer information systems. It includes methods of analyzing and designing business information systems for computer use.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Develop modular programs with proper documentation and error trapping
  • Utilize methods involved in analyzing and designing information systems
  • Display an understanding of the components of a Database Management System
  • Understand the techniques and procedures to design and maintain a local area network
  • Effectively compose both written and oral communications
  • Effectively utilize the major tools of Microsoft Office Professional including spreadsheets, databases, word processing and presentation programs
  • Understand and utilize operating systems of microcomputers
  • Apply a basic knowledge of the Principles of Accounting
  • Continue your education at a 4-year institution

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Entry-level positions in programming, computer operations, systems analysis, and data base administration.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students should contact their advisor and/or the transfer counselor in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The curriculum listed on this page represents the minimum coursework required for the AAS degree in Computer Information Systems. Any exception must have the written consent of the chair of the Division of Natural and Health Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology.

Degree requirements for the Computer Information Systems A.A.S. program
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
BUS 101 Principles of Accounting 4
BUS 225 Microcomputer Application Software 3
CS 120 Foundations of Computer Science 3
MATH 104 College Algebra (or higher) * 3
16
SECOND SEMESTER
CS 200 Programming in Visual Basic 3
CS 225 Introduction to Networks 3
BUS 226 Advanced Microcomputer Application Software 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
ENGL 102
OR
ENGL 270
Freshman English II
OR
Technical Writing
3
Health or Physical Education 1
16
THIRD SEMESTER
ENGL 221 Effective Speech: Public Address 3
BUS 103 Principles of Business 3
CS 080 Microcomputer Maintenance 1
CS 215 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CS 222 Programming in C/C++ 3
Math/Science 3
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
CS 219 Database Management Systems 3
CS 237 Internet Security 3
CS 238 Java 3
BUS 260 Introduction to Project Management 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Health or Physical Education 1
16
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64

* MATH 112, 115, or 116 will not fulfill Math requirement.