The Associate’s Degree in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Computer Information Systems prepares students for careers in the information technology field as programmers, programmer/analysts, database specialists, user interface developers, technical support personnel, or positions in quality assurance, software consulting, and computer-related sales support. The curriculum provides intensive preparation in business applications. Graduates of this program may continue their education toward the Bachelor of Technology degree in this discipline.
Major Courses (28 credits)
Course: Credits: CIS105 Foundations of Computer Systems 3 CIS107 Computer Applications 3 CIS110 Fundamentals of Programming 3 CIS160 Introduction to Windows 1 CIS180 C# Language Programming 3 CIS290 Fundamentals of GUI Design 3 CIS295 Database Management Systems 3 CIS296 Database Applications 3 CIS310 Management Information Systems 3 ELECTIVES (select ONE of the following courses): CIS150 Telecommunications 3 CIS170 Systems Analysis & Design 3
General Education Courses (17 credits)
Course: Credits: GEN101 Freshman Seminar 1 CIS101 Computer Literacy 3 ENG101 Public Speaking 3 ENG103 English Composition I 3 ENG203 English Composition II 3 LIB100 Information Literacy 1 MAT220 Discrete Mathematics 3
Distribution (18 credits)
Course: Credits: MATHEMATICS: MAT230 Pre-calculus; Functions and Graphs 3 SCIENCE: select one course 3 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: select one course 3 HUMANITIES: select three courses from the following groups: Literature; Philosophy; History; Fine Arts 9