Sep 19, 2017
Title of Major: Computer Information Systems - Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.
Award: Associate of Applied Science
Total Credit Hours: 60
About the Computer Information Systems Department
Purpose: Prepares students for careers requiring a strong background in computer technology and information systems. Covers fundamental concepts in database administration, computer technology, networking and information systems. The students may be eligible to sit for the following certifications: MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Word 2016, MOS Excel 2016, MOS Access 2016, MOS Outlook 2016,
Range of Occupations
- Applications programmer
- Application software designer
- Database administrator
- Database analyst
- Database programmer
- Help desk specialist/analyst
- Help desk technologist
- Information manager for office or small business
- Information systems technician
- Office and administrative support specialist
- Personal computer software specialist
- Software developer
Arts and Humanities: 3 credits
Computer Technology: 4 credits
Satisfied by program requirements (CTP 103 ).
Program Requirements: 35-38 credits
Required Courses: 29 credits
Choose two BPA, CTA/CTP/CTS elective courses: 6-8 credits
Recommended choices include:
Elective: 0-3 credits
Students completing ENG 121 must take an additional 3 credits to meet the 60 credit degree requirement for graduation. Recommend taking courses within your program of study from the elective list.
Computer Competency Requirement
General education requirement CTP 103 meets this requirement.
Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the social sciences or biological and physical sciences general education requirement.
Fast Track Option
This program has a Fast Track Option for those holding a college degree.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Use proper computer system terminology.
- Perform help desk functions to answer user questions.
- Provide user training on application software, including word processing, spreadsheets, and database management software.
- Install platform appropriate operating systems on a PC.
- Explain the components of computer networks including protocols, topologies, hardware and network operating systems.
- Install DOS and Windows operating environments and DOS, UNIX/LINUX command structures, and Windows graphic user interface.
- Use DOS and Windows operating environments and DOS, UNIX/LINUX command structures, and Windows graphic user interface.
- Perform assembly, maintenance, and repair task involving microcomputer systems.
- Design basic database systems by incorporating problem-solving techniques used in developing business computer information systems.
- Resolve troubleshooting issues through the application of critical thinking skills.
- Recommend and implement appropriate solutions in the workplace.
This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.
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