Degree Programs

Computer Information Systems AAS

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A microcomputer application support specialist must possess technical expertise in computer systems, application software, business operations and communications. Computer systems knowledge includes hardware, operating systems, networking and information systems. Application software proficiency should extend across word processing, spreadsheets, database, graphics and business systems. Business operations expertise includes a knowledge of management and accounting. Communication skills are important in training, making presentations, writing and using the Internet as an information resource. A microcomputer resource person can assist computer users with software installation and customization, training, networking, data communications and system operations. High School Mathematics Course A or its equivalent is required.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 To prepare the students to enter the field of business or transfer to another degree program
  • Graduates seeking a job secure a position in the field of business within two years
  • Graduates seeking further education transfer to a higher education institution
  • Goal 2 To prepare the students to interact effectively within a diverse business population
    • Students will interact effectively within a diverse student population by completing collaborative projects
    • Students will complete DGV requirement
    Goal 3 To prepare the student to communicate effectively in a collaborative environment
    • Students will communicate appropriately with instructors and peers through written or oral assignments
    • Students will visually and graphically communicate through presentations and/or projects
    Goal 4 To train students to solve business problems
    • Students will demonstrate the use of computers as a problem solving tool
    • Students will analyze and understand the structure of file management.
    Goal 5 To introduce students to a variety of international business scenarios
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of world-wide issues related to business
    • Students shall investigate various international issues through the use of media
    • Goal 6 To prepare students to gather, organize, manage, and interpret data electronically
      • Students will demonstrate the ability to derive information from data.
      • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply information toward making decisions
      Goal 7 To have the student understand that business decisions are based on systematic processes such as accounting systems, MIS, and the economic way of thinking
      • Students will be able to summarize, report, and interpret financial data
      • Students will recognize the language of business
      • Students will illustrate the ability to locate and analyze data
      • Students will use the scientific method to solve business and economic problems
      Goal 8 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy,/strong>
      • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology
      • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information
    First Semester
    1.0
    ED100 College Seminar
    This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    EN101 English 1:Composition
    This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS050 Developmental Reading, DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    AC110 Principles of Accounting
    This course, intended for non-accounting majors, is an introduction to the fundamental accounting concepts and principles used to analyze and record business transactions. Topics include the accounting cycle, accounting for service and merchandising businesses, special journals, payroll, banking and internal controls, and inventory methods. See when this course is offered ...
    OR
    3.0
    AC115 Financial Accounting
    This course is the first of a sequence that explores fundamental accounting principles, concepts, and practices as a basis for the preparation, understanding, and interpretation of accounting information. It covers the complete accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses through the adjustment and closing of the books and the preparation of the income statement, the statement of owner equity, and the balance sheet. The details of accounting for cash, receivables, inventory, long-lived assets, and current liabilities are investigated. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    BM120 Prin of Marketing
    This course emphasizes the basic practices, concepts, and activities involved in developing a successful marketing program. Topics include buyer behavior, market identification, product development, distribution, promotion, pricing, and the uncontrollable factors (economic, social, political, legal and technological) involved in the changing marketing environment of today. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    IS101 Computer Apps & Concepts 1
    This course provides knowledge of relevant computer skills and a solid foundation in the terminology and concepts of computer technology. Experience is provided with a variety of microcomputer software applications, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, file management, and integrated software. Concepts and terms focus on preparing for a technologically oriented society and using the computer as a tool for productivity, research, and communication. See when this course is offered ...
    Tier 1 Social Science 3cr
    (a) It is recommended that students take PY101 Introduction to Psychology.
    1.0
    AA107 Keyboarding-Personal
    This course develops touch control of the computer keyboard, proper techniques, and building speed and accuracy. Not for Administrative Assistant majors. See when this course is offered ...
    .5 cr
    PE Physical Education
    A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
    Second Semester
    3.0
    EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
    This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    IS102 Computer Apps & Concepts 2
    This course increases knowledge and productivity with the personal computer. Students gain knowledge of hardware and software and, by working with popular business applications software packages, increase their overall computer competency. The course emphasizes the use of the computer in the management of information. Areas of study include the MS DOS operating system, WINDOWS operating environment, sharing files among applications, incorporating graphics, report generation, and communications. Current computing issues such as computer ethics, computer crime and security are discussed. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    IS201 Principles of Comp. Security
    This course provides a comprehensive view of the field of computer and network security. Topics include the types of threats to computer hardware and software, public key infrastructure (PKI), certificate authorities, the protocols and standards involved in establishing PKIs, intrusion detection systems, and the laws which govern aspects of computer security. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 is recommended but not required. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    IS120 Cmptr Oper Systms&Envmnt
    This course covers the role of computer operating systems. It emphasizes operating systems and environments used with Intel-compatible equipment and discusses additional platforms. Command-line, menu-driven, and graphical user interface (GUI) systems are covered. Topics include storage devices, operating environment, system startup, menus, memory management, software package installation, and multitasking. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
    4.0
    MA115 Intermediate Mathematics
    This course introduces intermediate algebra-level knowledge and skills. Topics include exponents and radicals, polynomial and rational expressions, functions and relations and their graphs, inequalities, and systems of linear equations. Linear, quadratic, rational, and radical equations are solved. Applications are included. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA045 Basic Math Skills or MA050 Introductory Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
    .5 cr
    PE Physical Education
    A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
    Third Semester
    3.0
    IS125 Intro Multimedia App for Bus
    This course covers graphic tools used in business environments, including multimedia programs such as graphic, animation and web design software. Multimedia files are imported and exported into documents and presentations. Topics include web design theory; color and composition; and graphic, animation and presentation software. It culminates with the integration of multimedia concepts incorporated into an integrated business project/presentation. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
    Tier 1 Natural Science 4cr
    3.0
    IS200 Spreadsht Concpts & Apps
    This course expands the knowledge of those already familiar with the basic elements of electronic spreadsheets. It examines the various uses for a spreadsheet in business. Intermediate and advanced spreadsheet techniques are examined, including the power of functions, formatting, analytical graphics, and macros. Prerequisites: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts; and a Mathematics Placement test result appropriate for MA110 Elementary Statistics or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics, or completion of MA045 Basic Math Skills or MA050 Introductory Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    IS210 Database Design & Mngmnt
    This course enhances knowledge of database concepts with a focus on designing and structuring databases to meet the objectives of management. Database management systems are used, along with query capabilities and report generation. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS102 Computer Applications & Concepts 2 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    IS240 Networking Essentials
    This course provides an overview of networking concepts. Topics include LAN topologies, transmission media, protocols, network operating systems, and the OSI Model. Network security issues and network-to-network connections are also discussed. Through lecture and classroom demonstrations, students are exposed to the procedures involved in administering a LAN. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
    .5 cr
    PE Physical Education
    A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
    Fourth Semester
    3.0
    IS220 Visual Basic w/ Bus Appls
    This course introduces event-driven programming for a better appreciation of Windows applications used in the business world. Controls, properties, and code are used to develop applications to solve business problems. Topics include decision-making statements, loops, multiple forms, and graphical displays. Prerequisites: IS200 Spreadsheet Concepts & Applications, and IS210 Database Design & Management. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    EN153 Pra&Pro Written Comm
    This course covers the skills required to communicate in the industrial, business, and technical settings. Emphasis is placed on the objective presentation of ideas and information. It includes the preparation of formal and informal reports, abstracts, summaries, and proposals. It covers practice in the coherent organization of ideas, stylistic conventions, standard language usage, and the design and decisions necessary for successful written communication. Prerequisites: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading, and EN102 English 2: Ideas & Values in Literature. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    IS250 Web Development 1
    This course focuses on the Internet and World Wide Web as valuable resources in gathering and disseminating business information. Information is gathered with various techniques and evaluated as to its quality. Internet and World Wide Web (WWW) protocols and search engines are explored, and the techniques involved in creating a basic Web page are covered. Prerequisite: IS125 Introduction to Multimedia Applications for Business. See when this course is offered ...
    Business Elective 3cr
    b) Any AC, BM, or IS course other than those already required in the program EXCEPT: AC105, BM100, BM101, or IS100. BM294 Business Internship substitutes for two business electives.
    Business Elective 3cr
    b) Any AC, BM, or IS course other than those already required in the program EXCEPT: AC105, BM100, BM101, or IS100. BM294 Business Internship substitutes for two business electives.
    .5 cr
    PE Physical Education
    A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...


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