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

Official 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 - see www.aacc.edu

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.

Facutly Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Susanne Markowski

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
3 credit hours    
MAT 137 - College Algebra  
Or more advanced if qualified.
3 credit hours     
CTA 111 - Personal Computer Word Processing Applications   4 credit hours     
CTA 100 - Computing and Information Technology  
Students with technical expertise beyond the level of this course should meet with the Computer Information Systems Department Chair.
3 credit hours     

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
Arts & Humanities GER
Met with:
CTP 194 - Ethics and the Information Age  OR
COM 111 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication  OR
COM 116 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers  
3 credit hours    
CTA 116 - Personal Computer Spreadsheet Applications   4 credit hours     
CTS 107 - Cyber Essentials   3 credit hours     

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTA 115 - Personal Computer Database Management Systems   4 credit hours     
CTS 110 - Network Essentials   4 credit hours      
CTP 200 - Systems Analysis and Design   4 credit hours     
Wellness Requirement  
3 credit hours    
Social & Behavioral Science GER  
3 credit hours    

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTA 120 - Help Desk Concepts  
3 credit hours     
CTA 105 - Theory and Troubleshooting Microcomputers 1   3 credit hours     
Biological & Physical Sciences GER  

Students must satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the Biological & Physical Science, Social & Behavioral Science or Health/Fitness/Wellness general education requirement.
3 credit hours    
BPA, CTA, CTS, or CTP Elective

BPA 111 - Introduction to Business  
BPA 120 - Small Business Management  
CTA 106 - Introduction to Project Management  
CTA 112 - Personal Computer Presentation Graphics Applications  
CTA 113 - Personal Computer Information Management Applications  
CTP 110 - Internet Fundamentals  
CTS 140 - Network Security Fundamentals  
CTA 205 - Theory and Troubleshooting Microcomputers 2  (if seeking preparation for the A+ Certification)
STM 213 - Professional Skills for STEM  
7 credit hours    


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