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2019-2020 Catalog

Computer Information Systems - Information Systems Technology (A.A.S.)


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Official Title of Major: Computer Information Systems - Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science

Code: AAS.CIS.INF-SYS

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, and 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


Refer to Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 24 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 credits


See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences 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.

Additional General Education requirements: 6 credits


Program Requirements: 36 credits


Diversity Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Diversity Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Technology Requirement


Satisfied by CTA 100 .

Wellness Requirement


Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

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:

  1. Use proper computer system terminology.
  2. Perform help desk functions to answer user questions.
  3. Provide user training on application software, including word processing, spreadsheets, and database management software.
  4. Install platform appropriate operating systems on a PC.
  5. Explain the components of computer networks including protocols, topologies, hardware and network operating systems.
  6. Install and use  DOS and Windows operating environments and DOS, UNIX/LINUX command structures, and Windows graphic user interface.
  7. Perform assembly, maintenance, and repair task involving microcomputer systems.
  8. Design basic database systems by incorporating problem-solving techniques used in developing business computer information systems.
  9. Apply critical thinking skills to resolve troubleshooting issues.
  10. Recommend and implement appropriate solutions in the workplace.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.


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