Computer Information Systems

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This program provides students with knowledge of basic programming techniques and computer networks for entry-level employment. Students will learn to use computers and peripheral equipment to solve problems.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to solve problems, conduct research and think critically.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of computer architecture.
  • Ability to analyze IT problems within a business environment.
  • Develop effective communication skills within an organization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both individually and as a team member.
  • Exhibit professionalism and ethical behavior.
  • Adapt to the advancements in the area of information technology.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their certificate in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their own plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
BUSA101 Introduction to Business 3
COMS113 Introduction to Information Systems 3
COMS114 Introduction to Computer Science I 3
ECON101 Macroeconomics 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - First Year
ACCT101 Accounting Principles I 3
CERT000 Certificate Electives* 9
Mathematical Concepts
or Pre-Calculus I**
Total Semester Credits

*Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

**Recommended for students planning to enter the degree program.

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.