Programming and Systems Analysis

The Programming and System Analysis program provides an in-depth exploration of different computer language and technical skills. The program includes, but is not limited to the following: operating systems, local area networks, business communication, team roles, and dynamics. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Program Codes

3844 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Programming and System Analysis

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Program Contacts

Dr. Sheila Brandt, CIS Department Day Chair
(480) 423-6256

Mr. Dan Combellick, CIS Department Evening Chair
(480) 423-6282

Mrs. Shayla Trickey, CIS Department Secretary
(480) 423-6588

Mrs. Sara Beakley-Mercill, CIS Academic Advisor
(480) 425-6737

Mrs. Susan Peterson, Division Chair
(480) 423-6289

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Transfer Options

he Programming and Systems Analysis Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is part of the AAS to BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science degree) transfer program within Arizona. For more information on this transfer pathway program, review the transfer pathways website

In addition, most CIS courses will transfer in some capacity to universities and other institutions around the country. 

Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Analyze and develop program design specifications
  • Develop program code in a variety of different programming languages
  • Perform minor software bug fixes
  • Document programs and computer applications
  • Work with development teams utilizing software development methodologies including, but not limited to, Unified Modeling Language, Agile, and SCRUM

Representative job titles:

  • Entry-level Computer Systems Analyst 
  • Entry-level Computer Programmer
  • Entry-level Software Developer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer systems analysts is expected to increase by 9% from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by further adoption of cloud computing by both large and small businesses and an increasing use of IT services in healthcare settings. 

“The median annual wage for computer systems analysts was $88,270 in May 2017.”

Learning Opportunities
  • Internships
  • Service Learning
  • Seminars
  • Technical Competitions