Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3152
First Term: 2009 Fall      
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-64
CIP Code: 11.0101

Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer Information Systems program is designed to prepare students who are planning to find employment using current computer applications. Students will get experience with a variety of operating systems, database management, and popular programming languages. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: GC, GW, PC, PV



Required Courses
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3

CIS126DA UNIX Operations System (3) OR
CIS126DL Linux Operating System (3) OR
MST150 Microsoft Windows Professional (3) OR
MST150VI Microsoft Windows Vista Administration (3) OR
MST150XP Microsoft Windows XP Professional (3) 3

+ CIS150 Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
+ CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3) 3

+ CIS159 Visual Basic Programming I (3) OR
+ CIS162++ Any C Programming Level I course (3) OR
+ CIS163AA Java Programming: Level I (3) 3

+ CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR
MST140 Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) OR
CNT140AA Introduction to Networks (4) 3-4

GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
+ GBS233 Business Communication 3
Credits: 27-28

Program Competencies
1. Identify and describe the fundamental principles and practices of accounting. (ACC111)
2. Explain and use various Internet communication, resources discovery, and information retrieval tools. (CIS133DA)
3. Apply computer concepts, microcomputer applications, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
4. Identify and define the major components of an operating system, both hardware and software. (CIS126DA, CIS126DL, MST150++)
5. Design algorithms for simple business problems. (CIS150++)
6. Use appropriate Visual Basic forms, tools, and language components to code solutions for various problems. (CIS159)
7. Write, debug, document, and execute programs in a C programming language to solve a variety of business problems. (CIS162++, CIS163AA)
8. Describe various LAN topologies and the benefits, uses, and problems associated with them. (CIS190, MST140, CNT140AA)
9. Describe the fundamental characteristics and functions of business in today`s environment. (GBS151)
10. Create and analyze internal and external business communications, including various verbal and nonverbal techniques. (GBS233)
Governing Board Approval Date: 12-09-08

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