Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3098
First Term: 2018 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-65
CIP Code: 11.0899
Occupational Area: Information Technology

Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)
GPA: 2.50
SOC Code: 15-1132

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology: Computer Applications Specialist is designed to enhance the information technology skills gained, focusing on advanced software skills - including application implementation, development, and operating systems - necessary for entry-level software technician support positions. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Required Courses
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS118DB Desktop Presentation: PowerPoint 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
+ CIS190 Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140AA Introduction to Networks (4) 3-4
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows course 3
Credits: 21-22

Program Competencies
1. Describe common uses of computer information systems and fundamental computer concepts; use common microcomputer business software applications and perform basic programming techniques. (CIS105)
2. Organize a problem for solution with spreadsheet software. (CIS114DE)
3. Apply principles of effective worksheet and database layout in building a spreadsheet. (CIS114DE)
4. Sort a spreadsheet in a variety of ways. (CIS114DE)
5. Prepare and print graphs. (CIS114DE)
6. Use statistical spreadsheet features. (CIS114DE)
7. Create database files. (CIS117DM)
8. Add, delete and alter records within the database files. (CIS117DM)
9. Retrieve information for screen display and printing. (CIS117DM)
10. Present database records in various organized ways. (CIS117DM)
11. Investigate solutions for a variety of common data management problems. (CIS117DM)
12. Produce professional-quality presentation visuals with animation and sound. (CIS118DB)
13. Describe the benefits, uses, and problems associated with networks; identify the components of a network; and describe the protocols, hardware, and cabling types related to networks. (CIS190, CNT140AA)
14. Install/configure Windows and implement/configure administrative tools. (MST150++)
15. Describe in writing the marketing functions of promotion, selling, merchandising, distribution, producing goods, and producing services. (GBS151)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 26, 2011

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