Nov 19, 2018  
2018-19 Catalog 
2018-19 Catalog

Computer Information Systems - Programming, AAS

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Program Code: AASPR

Developing software solutions to harness the ever expanding capabilities of today’s computer systems requires technical knowledge and problem solving skills that are in high demand. This program is intended for students wishing to complete an associate degree while preparing to transfer to a four-year school to pursue a degree in computer science or information systems. Since transfer requirements vary by institution, students are strongly encouraged to meet with representatives from the transfer school EARLY IN THEIR STUDIES. In addition, students should work closely with the SC4 Business and Information Technologies division and the advising office.

College credit may be given for earned industry certifications. The listing can be found here.     



When students complete this program, they will be able to:

  1. design software solutions to ‘real world’ problems utilizing the software development life cycle
  2. implement not-trivial programs in a modern, professional level programming language
  3. demonstrate the use of Object Oriented analysis and programming techniques
  4. demonstrate ability to complete algebraic or calculus math applications
  5. communicate both in writing and verbally about computing and business concepts using technical terms effectively in order to secure and maintain employment.

Suggested Course Sequence

1st Semester - 15/15 Credit/Contact Hours

2nd Semester - 17/17 Credit/Contact Hours

4th Semester - 16/16 Credit/Contact Hours

Total Credit/Total Contact Hours = 62/62

* Bachelor’s degree Computer Science programs typically require a minimum of Calculus I & II and Linear Algebra. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to take MTH 114 , MTH 215  and MTH 210 .

** Elective Courses: Students following this course sequence who wish to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements should work with their advisor to select appropriate electives, including courses from the MTA approved list in Humanities and Sciences.  

*** These courses are beneficial and relevant for CIS Programming majors. Appropriate substitution may be made based on student’s transfer requirements or area of academic focus.

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