Program Description

The AA in Computer Information Sciences program consists of 20 classes for 900 lecture hours for 90 quarter- credits. Classes include six professional core component courses, three technical courses in the major component, seven in the general studies component, and four courses selected in consultation with the academic advisor. 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.

Program Objectives

AA in Computer Information Sciences 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 Professional Success OR COM100 Leadership, Strategy, and Communication
  • CIS170 Computer Science Fundamentals
  • ECO100 Principles of Economics
  • LEG100 Business Law I

General Studies component 31.5 credits/7 courses

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

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

Science: Choose one out of the following courses:

  • SCI210 Environment and Health OR SCI200 Science and Society

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 Information Technology
  • CIS285 C++ Programming

Electives 13.5 credits/3 courses

Selected with an approval from the Academic Advisor from the CIS/BUS/HUM/MAT/POL/SOC sections of the catalog, courses numbered 100-200