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Computer Information Systems - Applications, AAS

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Program Code: AASAL

Working in computer installation in today’s business world requires a broad base knowledge in hardware, software and management. Through the presentation of theory, applications and a bit of management, this Applications degree meets the needs of several job descriptions. A graduate with the Associate in Applied Arts and Science Degree - Computer Information Systems - Applications meets the technical and knowledge requirements for a database analyst, technical trainer or Web designer. Graduates also are qualified to work in tech support, applications support or help desk positions.

College credit may be given for earned industry certifications. Click here to see the list. 

Program Outcomes/Objectives:

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

  1. Communicate professionally, both in writing and verbally, about computing and business concepts using technical terms effectively.
  2. Define basic components of an operating system and:
    1. install an operating system;
    2. format and partition hard drives;
    3. organize directory/folder structures for easy access;
    4. use basic OS utilities;
    5. configure desktop and operating environment for individual users;
    6. work effectively in Command Line and/or GUI to scan directories, copy or move files, rename or change file/folder attributes.
  3. Plan and implement a spreadsheet for a business application containing formulas, functions, and macros.
  4. Design an effective relational database that enforces the use of business rules. Create Entity Relationship Diagrams and use Microsoft Access tables and relationships to enforce referential integrity; design effective forms, queries and reports.
  5. Develop and document a solution to a business problem using an object-oriented computer programming or web-scripting language.
  6. Create a web site using current standards including cascading style sheets, links, images, forms and canned script.

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year

Second Year

1st Semester - 16 Semester Hours

2nd Semester - 16 Semester Hours

Range Total Credit Hours/Range Total Contact Hours = 62/62

*or MTH 110  or MTH 112  or higher. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program should consult with the Program Lead, an Advisor and /or the transfer institution for more information.

**Or PS 220  or PS 230  

*** Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the required list of CIS:Applications Electives. At least 4 credits of the REQUIRED ELECTIVES must come from the CIS discipline.

**** Or ENG 102  AND  SPC 101  or THA 105  . Students wishing to transfer to a four-year program should consult with the Program Lead, an Advisor and/or the transfer institution for more information.

*** CIS: Applications Electives

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