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Associate in Science Degree

The Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems degree program combines
technical courses required for job preparation and college-level general education
courses. This degree program provides students with knowledge of networking,
programming, and database design. The curriculum includes coursework in
microcomputer systems, database system design and analysis, data modeling, and
Structured Query Language, as well as the opportunity to choose a concentration in
either applications development or networking and security. This degree prepares
students either for immediate employment in any Information Technology related field or
the transfer to the college’s bachelor’s degree program in Information Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes
• Describe the standards and practices within the information technology industry,
defining a set of knowledge, skills and tools for understanding how to solve a
technological problem.
• Explain the application of technology and the role of the user in identifying and
defining the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
• Demonstrate the ability to illustrate user needs and apply an IT-based solution in
order to solve a technical problem and enhance the user environment.
• Analyze the IT professional’s legal and ethical responsibilities of computing, taking
into account the risks and security, on a local and global scale.
• Evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet needs
of individuals, organizations and society.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the Bachelor of Science Information Technology (BSIT) program suggests
that a student has completed two units of secondary math with a “C” or better, to
include Algebra II. Admission to the CIS program encourages that students have
completed two units of secondary math with a “C” or better, to include Algebra. It is
strongly recommended that students enrolling in the BSIT program have successfully
completed one networking or programming course; those who do not meet this
requirement are encouraged to enroll in the CIS program until they have completed
two terms.

Program Requirements
In addition to 36 credits of general education and elective requirements, CIS majors are
required to take 40 credits of program-specific coursework comprised of 22 core credits
and 18 program electives.
Computer Information Systems Core Courses – 22 credits
INT299 Associates Degree Internship
STS300 Job Pursuit Seminar
TEC120 Structured Programming
TEC135 Networking I
TEC140 Microcomputer Systems
TEC200 Data Modeling Foundations
TEC252 SQL Fundamentals
TEC320 Systems Analysis and Design

Applications Development Concentration – 18 credits
Graduates are prepared to collaborate with management and lead project teams
in developing applications to solve business problems. In addition to hands-on
technical skills, graduates will understand the standards and principles of applications
development and apply them to new and challenging situations. Students choosing this
concentration must take 18 credits labeled TEC including the following 9 credits:
TEC235 Object-Oriented Programming I
TEC245 Internet Programming I
TEC335 Object-Oriented Programming II

Networking and Security Concentration – 18 credits
Graduates are prepared to lead project development teams in the design, installation,
and maintenance of complex networks. Additionally, graduates will have developed the
management and professional skills to promote and justify technology projects to meet
business objectives.

Students choosing this concentration must take 18 credits labeled TEC including the
following 9 credits:
TEC222 Networking II
TEC245 Routing and Switching
TEC330 Network Management

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