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Computer Information Systems - Information Systems Technology (AAS)

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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

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 22-25 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6* credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 credits

See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology: 4 credits

Satisfied by program requirements (CTP 103 ).

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits

See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Program Requirements: 35-38 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.

Diversity 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.

Program Outcomes

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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