Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems Technologies - AAS

Effective term: 
2018 Spring
Final term: 
2018 Fall
Total credits required: 

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Information Systems Technologies program is designed to provide training for various entry-level positions in computer systems. Career opportunities include LAN administrator, systems analyst, computer programmer, computer operator, computer hardware and software salesperson. Certificates of Completion in Computer Information Systems Technologies, Computer Hardware and Network Support, Database Development and Software Development are also offered.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

++ Indicates any suffixed courses.

CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment 0-3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations 1
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS150Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I (3) OR
CIS162ADC#: Level I (3) 3
CIS166Web Scripting/Programming (3) OR
CIS166++Web Scripting/Programming (any suffixed course) (3) 3
CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks 3
CIS225ABObject-Oriented Analysis and Design 3
Restricted Electives
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications 3
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet 3
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL 3
CIS120++Computer Graphics (any suffixed course) 1
CIS126DLLinux Operating System 3
CIS151Computer Game Development-Level I 3
CIS162ADmay be selected as a Restricted Elective if it is not used to satisfy Required Courses.
CIS162ADC#: Level I 3
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I 3
CIS166++Any Web Scripting/Programming course except course used to satisfy Required Courses area 3
CIS175SAInterconnecting Cisco Network Devices 3
CIS217AMAdvanced Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS220++Any Flash/Adobe suffixed course 3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS226ALInternet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux 3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II 3
CIS234XML Application Development 3
CIS235E-Commerce 3
CIS259Visual Basic Programming II 3
CIS262ADC# Level II 3
CIS263AAJava Programming: Level II 3
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
CIS276++Database Management Systems (any suffixed course) 3
CIS280Current Topics in Computing 3
CIS290++Computer Information Systems Internship (any suffixed course) 1-3
CIS296WCCooperative Education 3
MST+++++ Any MST Microsoft Technology course 3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 22-24
General Education CoreCredits 12-14
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
Any approved general education course from the First-Year Composition area.
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits 0
Met by CRE101 or equivalent as indicated by assessment in the Program Prerequisites.
MathematicsCredits 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  2. Demonstrate the skills needed to set up, maintain, and use a database management program. (CIS117DM)
  3. Identify and define the major components of the command line environment. (CIS121AB)
  4. Create a Basic Home Page with HTML. (CIS133DA)
  5. Develop programs using structured design and logic tools. (CIS150)
  6. Use Object-Oriented programming language to solve a variety of problems related to business and other disciplines. (CIS159, CIS162AD)
  7. Use beginning C programming features to construct programs, functions, pointers, input and output options, data types, structures, unions and disk file operations. (CIS162AD)
  8. Design software for Web sites, including client-side and server-side scripting. (CIS166, CIS166++)
  9. Perform LAN boot sequence, configuration, and console operation. (CIS190)
  10. Investigate, analyze, design, implement, and evaluate business computer systems. (CIS225AB)