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Computer Information Technology - AAS

Major: 3786
Effective Term: 2010 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 63-66

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Information Technology degree program is designed to prepare students for various entry-level positions in computer systems. Career opportunities include Network Administrator, Computer Programmer, Computer Operator, Web Publisher, Help Desk Technician, Database Administrator, and Systems Analyst.

Program Notes:

++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Admission Criteria:


Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
ACC111Accounting Principles I 3
BPC125Microcomputer Set Up and Maintenance 1
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS117AMDatabase Mgt: Microsoft Access Level I (1) AND
CIS117BMDatabase Mgt: Microsoft Access Level II (1) AND
CIS117CMDatabase Mgt: Microsoft Access Level III (1) 3
CIS121AEWindows Operating System: Level I 1
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS150++Any Module 3
CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) 3
CIS224Project Management MS Project for Windows 3
GBS233Business Communication 3
Restricted Electives
Students must choose one of the following specialized areas: Computer Systems Maintenance, Computer Networking, Programming, Web Development, or Information Technology, and successfully complete all courses designated in that area.
Computer Systems Maintenance: Credits: 15
BPC170Computer Maintenance I: A+ Essentials Prep 3
CIS102Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for the IT Professional 1
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations 1
CIS126ALLINUX Operating System: Level I 1
BPC270Computer Maintenance II: A+ Technician Prep 3
MST150++Microsoft Windows (any module) 3
CWE198ACCareer/Work Experience (3) OR
CIS296WCCooperative Education (3) OR
CIS298ACSpecial Projects (3) 3
Computer Networking: Credits: 16
MST150++Microsoft Windows (any module) 3
MST152++Microsoft Windows Server (any module) 4
MST155Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure 3
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
Students must choose and successfully complete one of the following:
CIS240Local Area Network Planning and Design (3) OR
MST244Microsoft SQL Server Administration (3) OR
CWE198ACCareer/Work Experience (3) OR
CIS296WCCooperative Education (3) OR
CIS298ACSpecial Projects (3) 3
Programming: Credits: 15
CIS225++Business Systems Analysis and Design (any module) 3
Students must choose and successfully complete 2 of the following course sequences:
CIS151Computer Game Development: Level I (3) AND
CIS251Computer Game Development: Level II (3) OR
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I (3) AND
CIS259Visual Basic Programming II (3) OR
CIS162ACVisual C++: Level I (3) AND
CIS262ACVisual C++: Level II (3) OR
CIS162ADC#: Level I (3) AND
CIS262ADC#: Level II (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming I (3) AND
CIS263AAJava Programming II (3) 6
Web Development: Credits: 15
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging (3) OR
CIS120AFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop Level I (1) AND
CIS120BFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop Level II (1) AND
CIS120CFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop Level III (1) 3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II 3
CIS234XML Application Development 3
Students must choose and successfully complete one of the following courses to complete this specialized area:
CIS120DCAdobe Flash Level I: Digital Animation (3) OR
CIS166++Web Scripting (any module) (3) OR
CIS235e-Commerce (3) OR
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security (3) OR
CIS296WCCooperative Education (3) OR
CIS298ACSpecial Projects (3) OR
CWE198ACCareer/Work Experience (3) 3
Information Technology: Credits: 15
Student must complete a combination of 15 credits from any of the specialized areas listed above: Computer Systems Maintenance, Computer Networking,Programming, and Web Design.
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 25-27
General Education CoreCredits 15-17
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First Year Composition (3) AND
ENG102First Year Composition (3) 6
ENG107First Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG108First Year Composition for ESL (3) 6
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area 3
Critical ReadingCredits 3
CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR
CRE111Critical Reading for Business and Industry (3) 3
MathematicsCredits 3-5
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR 3-5
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of any 3-5 credit Mathematics course higher than MAT120. 3-5
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts Area 3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) 3
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences Area 4

Program Competencies

  1. Identify and describe the fundamental principles and practices of financial accounting. (ACC111)
  2. Install, troubleshoot, and maintain a microcomputer system. (BPC125)
  3. Apply computer concepts, microcomputer applications and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  4. Create, edit, print, and save spreadsheets and databases. (CIS105, CIS117DM or CIS117AM and CIS117BM and CIS117CM)
  5. Identify, define, and use basic Windows operating system commands. (CIS121AE)
  6. Describe issues as they relate to the Internet, including uses of, and methods used to regulate. (CIS105)
  7. Demonstrate structured program design. (CIS150++)
  8. Analyze problem descriptions and design programming solutions to the problems using common problem-solving techniques. (CIS224)
  9. Identify, define, and use local area networks, metropolitan area networks, and wide area networks. (CIS190 or MST140)
  10. Create and analyze internal and external business communications, including verbal and nonverbal techniques. (GBS233)

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