Information Systems - A.S. Degree

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Information Systems involves the application of computing principles by combining the fields of management and technology. The program is centered on the design, implementation, and testing of information systems as related to current practices. Graduates of the Information Systems Program should be able to transfer into four-year institutions that support a baccalaureate degree of this discipline.

The objectives of this program are 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 work both individually and as a team member.
  • Exhibit professionalism and ethical behavior.
  • Adapt to 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 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 plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
COMS113 Introduction to Information Systems 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 4
COMS155 Web Site Development I 3
Total Semester Credits
16
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
COMS114 Introduction to Computer Science I 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 4
COMS230 Networks and Telecommunications** 3
MATH108 Statistics 3
Total Semester Credits
16
Fall - Second Year
MATH113 Calculus I 4
GHUM000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
COMS115 Introduction to Computer Science II 3
COMS218 Database Management Systems*** 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement 3
Total Semester Credits
16
Spring - Second Year
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
COMS239 Fundamentals of Computer Architecture** 3
INFO000 Option Elective* 3
INFO000 Option Elective* 3
Total Semester Credits
12
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.