Computer Information Systems

Associates of Science

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Degree Requirements

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed 3
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics CSC*H101 Introduction to Computers 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics or MAT*H172 College Algebra or higher 3
Scientific Knowledge Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed 4
Scientific Reasoning CSC*H250 Systems Analysis and Design or CSC*H252 Project Management 3
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed—Prefer ENG*H102 Literature and Composition or ENG*H200 Advanced Composition 3
Program Requirements CST*H130 Networking Essentials I 3
CSC*H205 Visual Basic or
CSC*H113 Programming I
3
CST*H120 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CSC*H231 Database Design I 3
ACC*H113 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
CSC Programming Elective 3
CSC Programming Elective †† 12
Total Credits: 61

Notes:

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

Choose one of the following:
CSC*H206 VISUAL BASIC II
CSC*H211 VB & ASP .NET Web Programming
CSC*H213 Object-Oriented Programming Using C++
CSC*H214 Advanced C++ Programming
CSC*H217 Object-Oriented Programming Using C#
CSC*H220 Object-Oriented Programming Using JAVA
CSC*H227 Web Programming with JAVA
CSC*H228 Mobile Device Programming
CSC*H229 Programming II
CSC*H232 Database Design II
CSC*H237 Database Programming with VB.NET 3

††Choose four of the following:
CSC*H205 Visual Basic I or CSC*H113 Programming I (if both are taken, one can be used to meet the 4 elective requirement)
CSC*H206 VISUAL BASIC II
CSC*H211 VB & ASP .NET Web Programming
CSC*H213 Object-Oriented Programming Using C++
CSC*H214 Advanced C++ Programming
CSC*H217 Object-Oriented Programming Using C#
CSC*H220 Object-Oriented Programming Using JAVA
CSC*H227 Web Programming with Java
CSC*H228 Mobile Device Programming
CSC*H229 Programming II
CSC*H232 Database Design II
CSC*H237 Database Programming with VB.NET 3
CSC*H183 Information Systems in Organizations
CSC*H236 Introduction to Client/Server Systems
CSC*H252 Information Systems Project Management
CSC*H295 Co-op Education Work Experience
CST*H235 Network Systems
CST*H236 Advanced Network Systems
CST*H239 Servicing & Support of Local Area Networks
CST*H248 Practices in Security Management
CST*H274 Network Security Technology
ACC*H117 Principles of Managerial Accounting

††Choose not more than two of the following:
CSA*H135 Spreadsheet Applications
CSA*H205 Advanced Applications
BMK*H216 Internet Marketing
CJS*H224 Computer Crimes
CJS*H234 Computer Security and Data Protection
DAT*H101 Introduction to Digital Arts
DAT*H108 Digital Imaging
DAT*H205 Multimedia Authoring II
DAT*H215 Multimedia Web Authoring

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Degree Outcomes (What you will learn)


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate desirable attitudes and work habits–creative thinking, the ability to solve problems, cooperation, good judgment, responsibility, and self-reliance.
  2. Understand and respect the employer-employee relationship and appreciate the need to produce high quality work.
  3. Communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  4. Demonstrate sufficient understanding of information technology for entry-level employment and advancement in the field.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to professional organizations through attending meetings, seminars, and continuing education programs.
  6. Apply knowledge of interpersonal and motivational skills and communication techniques learned in English, speech, psychology, and social sciences when working with customers, peers, and subordinates.
  7. Develop sound ethical, philosophical, and moral professional characteristics.
  8. Demonstrate a responsible attitude in relationships with employers, fellow employees, and toward the working environment.
  9. Acquire a level of math skills appropriate for student's area of concentration.
  10. Be able to list and describe emerging technologies.

Certificate in Microcomputer Network Specialist
Requirements & Outcomes (What you will learn)


Certificate in Object-Oriented Programming
Requirements & Outcomes (What you will learn)

Course No. Title Credits
Two Required Courses (6 credits)
CSC*H205
CSC*H113
Visual Basic I or
Programming I
3
CSC*H231 Database Design I 3
     
Four Elective Courses (12 credits) from this list
CSC*H101 Introduction to Computers 3
CSC*H205
CSC*H113
Visual Basic I or 
Programming I (if both are taken, one can be
used to meet the 4 elective requirement)
3
CSC*H206 Visual Basic II 3
CSC*H211 VB & ASP .NET Web Programming 3
CSC*H213 Object Oriented Programming Using C++ 3
CSC*H214 Advanced C++ Programming 3
CSC*H220 Object Oriented Programming Using Java 3
CSC*H227 Web Programming with Java 3
CSC*H228 Mobile Device Programming 3
CSC*H229 Programming II 3
CSC*H237 Database Programming with VB .NET 3
  Total Credit Hours 18

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the use of objects in application programs.
  • Define and implement efficient object-oriented solutions using C++, JAVA, and Visual Basic.
  • Write, compile, and execute programs using C++, JAVA, and Visual Basic programming languages.
  • Create applications using object-oriented features.
  • Use inheritance and interfaces to create robust, reusable, programming code.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of relational database concepts.

Certificate in Client/Server Systems
Requirements & Outcomes (What you will learn)

As a CIS student, most of your classes will take place in brand new Technology Hall.

You’ll learn in “smart classrooms,” which feature advanced audio and video communications systems. 

  • Every CIS classroom includes student workstations with state-of-the-art computers running the Windows 7 64-bit Operating System.
  • Networking courses are held in one of three specialized smart classrooms that are connected to an adjacent server room. 

The CIS degree can lead directly to employment as a:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Web Software Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Database Specialist
  • Information Technology Specialist and more...

You will also have the option to transfer your credits to a four-year college or university with similar degrees.

Get Started on a Successful Career Path

A Computer Information Systems degree will get you started in five of the fastest growing careers found on the Bureau of Labor Statistics list of the 30 Fastest Growing Occupations for 2006 – 2016.

NEED TO CITE THIS - found conflicting info here: http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_103.htm

  • #1 Network Systems and Data Communications Administrators – 53.4% increase
  • #4 Computer Application Software Developers – 44.6% increase
  • #23 System Analysts – 29% increase
  • #24 Database Administrators – 28.6 increase
  • #25 Computer Systems Software Developers – 28.2% increase
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