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Computer Information Systems AAS

Total Credit Hours: 64

Information technology (IT) professionals take on many roles in business and academia from internet communications and hardware support to software development and maintenance. The CIS degree prepares students for these many roles by providing both theoretical and hands on work in established and emerging technologies. Program work includes application support, computer programming and operating systems, web design, cybersecurity, business fundamentals, data analytics, and networking. One high school mathematics course 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
  • 1a) Graduates seeking a job secure a position in the field of business within two years
  • 1b) Graduates seeking further education transfer to a higher education institution
Goal 2 To prepare the students to interact effectively within a diverse business population
  • 2a) Students will interact effectively within a diverse student population by completing collaborative projects
  • 2b) Students will complete DGV requirement
Goal 3 To prepare the student to communicate effectively in a collaborative environment
  • 3a) Students will communicate appropriately with instructors and peers through written or oral assignments
  • 3b) Students will visually and graphically communicate through presentations and/or projects
Goal 4 To train students to solve business problems
  • 4a) Students will demonstrate the use of computers as a problem solving tool
  • 4b) Students will analyze and understand the structure of file management.
Goal 5 To introduce students to a variety of international business scenarios
  • 5a) Students will demonstrate an understanding of world-wide issues related to business
  • 5b) Students shall investigate various international issues through the use of media
Goal 6 To prepare students to gather, organize, manage, and interpret data electronically
  • 6a) Students will demonstrate the ability to derive information from data.
  • 6b) 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
  • 7a) Students will be able to summarize, report, and interpret financial data
  • 7b) Students will recognize the language of business
  • 7c) Students will illustrate the ability to locate and analyze data
  • 7d) Students will use the scientific method to solve business and economic problems
Goal 8 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy,
  • 8a) Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology
  • 8b) Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information
First Semester
1.0
CF100 College Foundations 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
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 ...
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 ...
OR
3.0
BM150 Principles of Entrepreneurship
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of entrepreneurship and the challenges of starting and operating a small business. Emphasis is placed on creating and successfully leading a business entity by developing a sustainable competitive advantage. Topics include self-assessment, planning, decision-making, legal forms of business, identifying and leveraging business opportunities, capital formation, start-up issues, the need for social responsibility and ethics, and how to develop long-term relationships with customers, suppliers, and employers. A major course requirement is the presentation of a realistic business plan. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN101 English 1: Composition
EN101 English 1: Composition C-3 Cr-3 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 (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, 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. Student Learning Outcomes: 1) Demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas in a clear and concise manner through informative, argumentative, formal and informal writing at a level suitable for successful college students. 2) Develop a practical and fundamental understanding of the relationship and interaction between the writer and the reader while exploring human knowledge, values, ethics, language, and social institutions. 3) Broaden the student’s intellectual autonomy and their ability to use language for the purposes of reading, writing, learning, communicating, and critical thinking. 4) Gain a practical understanding of primary and secondary sources and how to properly utilize and cite these sources. 5) Discuss the history and methodology of rhetoric and composition. 6) Exhibit clear concise writing skills in both professional and academic writing. 7) Achieve a level of writing fluency satisfactory for success in college courses. 8) Display a clear understanding of proper documentation procedures to avoid plagiarism. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS101 Computers and Society
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 ...
3.0
MA110 Elementary Statistics
This course introduces probability and statistics. Topics include graphs, tables, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, normal distribution, correlation and regression, probability, and inferential statistics. This course is available in two formats: lecture only, or lecture plus laboratory using technology. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA090 Essential Math Skills or MA 091 Introductory Algebra, or MA096 Mathematical Literacy. 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
CI104 Introduction to Cybersecurity
This course provides students with a broad understanding of the concepts and interdisciplinary applications of cybersecurity and its impact on society. It examines the historical development of security in technology as it relates to governance, personal information and assets, and major commerce sectors such as finance, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. It also introduces basic networking, assessing and handling of security risks, hardware components, and basic computer troubleshooting. 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 Computers and Society or IS100 Introduction to Computers and Society or CI104 Introduction to Cybersecurity; excluding students enrolled in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Processing, Computer Information Systems, and Web Development and Information Design. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS210 Database Design & Mngmnt
This course will introduce students to basic database concepts. The course will focus on designing and structuring databases to meet the objectives of management. Students will use a database management system to complete an in-depth exploration of query capabilities and report generation. The student will learn the creation and management of a working database from the ground up. When the student completes this course, they will have the ability to create tables, queries, forms, and reports within database software and understand the role of a database within a business setting. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CI110 Prin Programming
This course introduces computer programming methods and techniques of problem-solving using structured programming. Students analyze problems and organize effective solutions. Techniques of problem-solving include defining the problem, specifying required input and output, developing the algorithm, and testing the solution. Students also translate the algorithms to a high-level programming language. Prerequisite: An appropriate Mathematics Placement test result or MA115 Intermediate 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 Computers and Society or IS100 Introduction to Computers and Society. See when this course is offered ...
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 Computers and Society or IS100 Introduction to Computers and Society; and a Mathematics Placement test result appropriate for MA110 Elementary Statistics or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
Natural Science GE
Program Elective
3.0
Program Elective
3.0
.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 ...
Program electives include any AC, BM, CI or IS course not already required in the program. Except AC115, BM100, BM101, IS100, CI112, or CI212. BM290 Business Internship substitutes for one program elective. Students interested in data analytics should choose CI271 and CI130.
Fourth Semester
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 ...
Social Science GE
3.0
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 ...
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 Computers and Society is recommended but not required. 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 Computers and Society or IS100 Introduction to Computers and Society. 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 ...


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