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Computer Information Systems - AAS

Major: 3152
Effective Term: 2009 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-64

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.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.
Consultation with an Academic Advisor is recommended for course selection.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites
CRE101Critical and Evaluative Reading I (3) OR
Equivalent by Assessment
Required Courses
ACC111Accounting Principles I 3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS126DAUNIX Operations System (3) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
MST150Microsoft Windows Professional (3) OR
MST150VIMicrosoft Windows Vista Administration (3) OR
MST150XPMicrosoft Windows XP Professional (3) 3
CIS150Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3) 3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I (3) OR
CIS162++Any C Programming Level I course (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3) 3
CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) 3-4
GBS151Introduction to Business 3
GBS233Business Communication 3
Restricted Electives
CIS+++++ Any CIS Computer Information course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 22-24
General Education CoreCredits 12-14
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits 0
Met by CRE101 OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment in Program Prerequisites area.
MathematicsCredits 3-5
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) OR
SBU200Society and Business
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.

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)

Additional information is available at MCCCD's Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation.

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

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