Program Description

The AA in Computer Information Sciences program consists of 20 classes for 90 quarter-credit hours. This program focuses on the design of technological systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs and includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components. All students entering the program should take BUS110 during their first quarter of enrollment.

Program Objectives

AA in Information Technology focuses on information systems and the constantly changing technologies that drive then. The course is designed to accommodate persons seeking entry- level professional positions in the field of Information Technology.

Professional Core 27 credits / 6 courses

  • ACC100 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUS100 Introduction to Business
  • BUS110 Strategies for Prof. Success
  • CIS170 Computer Science Fundamentals
  • ECO100 Principles of Economics
  • LEG100 Business Law I

Major component 18 credits / 4 courses

The student will choose 4 of the following:

  • CIS120 Intro to Relational Database Management Systems
  • CIS150 Intro to Networking
  • CIS200 Intro to Unix Operating System
  • CIS210 Client/Server Technology
  • CIS220 Ethics of Info System
  • CIS285 C++ Programming

General Studies component 31.5 credits / 7 courses

  • ENG110 English Composition
  • ENG200 Research and Writing
  • MAT100 College Algebra
  • PSY100 Introduction to Psychology
  • SCI210 Environment and Health

Humanities: Choose two out of the following courses:

  • HUM100 Introduction to the Humanities
  • HUM110 Origin of Western Culture
  • HUM230 World Literature
  • HUM200 Creative and Critical Thinking

Electives 13.5 credits / 3 courses

The student will choose three of the following:

  • CIS111 Basic Hardware
  • CIS113 Basic Networking
  • CIS120 Intro to Relational Database Management Systems (unless already taken as major course)
  • CIS150 Intro to Networking (unless already taken as major course)
  • CIS200 Intro to Unix Operating System (unless already taken as major course)
  • CIS210 Client/Server Technology (unless already taken as major course)
  • CIS220 Ethics of Information Systems (unless already taken as major course)
  • CIS285 C++ Programming (unless already taken as major course)

 

In addition, a different course may be selected with approval of the program dean.