Computer Information Systems - A.A.S. Degree

Turn your passion for technology into a career!

Our dedicated team of staff and faculty will help you from your application to graduation. Sussex provides a solid framework on which to build your college education for a successful future.

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This program is structured to provide fundamental knowledge of information technology and the skills necessary to succeed in today’s business environment. This degree is not for transfer. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations.

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

  • Demonstrate the ability to solve technical problems related to hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of operating systems.
  • 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 advancements in the area technology.

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree 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
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
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
Fall - Second Year
ECON101 Macroeconomics 3
COMS115 Introduction to Computer Science II 3
COMS218 Database Management Systems*** 3
COMS000 Program Electives* 6
Total Semester Credits
Spring - Second Year
ECON102 Microeconomics 3
COMS210 Systems Analysis and Design** 3
COMS000 Program Electives* 9
Total Semester Credits

*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.