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The Associate’s Degree in Occupational Studies Degree in Computer Programming and Systems Design is a specialized degree which prepares students to pursue careers in the information technology field as computer programmers, analysts, user interface developers, and technical support personnel, as well as for positions in quality assurance, software consulting, and computer-related sales support. The curriculum provides students with an opportunity to develop a wide range of programming and design skills using leading-edge software tools. 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
    CIS181 UNIX/LINUX Operating System I 3
    CIS280 Data Structures with C# 3
    CIS290 Fundamentals of GUI Design 3
    CIS320 Client/Server Programming I 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