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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.

Program Requirements:

  • 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

 Total Credits: 63