Comptuer Information Systems - A.A.S. Degree

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This program is designed as a terminal degree and prepares students for immediate entry into a career. This program provides students with technical knowledge and prepares them for careers in the IT fields to work for computer companies, consulting firms, business, financial companies, government, retail and not-for-profit organizations.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Apply computer science concepts directly to situations found in the working environment.
  • Interpret problems and apply solutions in a variety of situations, including networking, operating systems, and IT skills.
  • Interpret concepts found in technical manuals on networking and operating systems design.
  • Communicate technical information effectively, in both verbal and written forms.
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving skills based on technical knowledge and practice.
  • Understand, integrate, and apply network construction knowledge and skills professionally.
  • Demonstrate professionalism with attitude, conduct, and ethical work practices.
  • Communicate skillfully with other industry professionals involved in the IT process.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their Associate’s degree in 2 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
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
COMS113 Introduction to Information Systems 3
BUSA101 Introduction to Business 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
COMS114 Introduction to Computer Science I 3
MATH108 Statistics 3
COMS230 Networks and Telecommunications** 3
COMS155 Web Site Development I 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
ECON101 Macroeconomics 4
COMS115 Introduction to Computer Science II 3
COMS000 Program Electives* 6
COMS218 Database Management Systems*** 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - Second Year
ECON102 Microeconomics 3
COMS210 Systems Analysis and Design** 3
COMS000 Program Electives* 9
Total Semester Credits
15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College catalog.

**Course only offered in Spring

***Course only offered in Fall

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.