Computer Information System

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The Computer Information Systems curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. This is a flexible curriculum that can be customized to meet community information system’s needs.

Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information or Students should classify as a junior upon transferring, if they aligned all of their courses with STARS.

Graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

Awards Offered: Associate in Applied Science Certificate

Career Outlook: Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet in what is commonly referred to as the “Internet of things,” and the continued demand for mobile computing.

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $79,390 in May 2014, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $35,540.

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Computer Information Systems

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Program Requirements (4 Semesters)

Area I:   Written Composition  3 SH

Area II:  Humanities and Fine Arts  6SH

Area III: Natural Sciences and Math  3SH

Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences  3SH

Area V: Additional General Education Courses, Major Courses and Electives  50SH

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Computer Information Systems

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Program Requirements (4 Semesters)

Area I:   Written Composition  3 SH

Area II:  Humanities and Fine Arts  0 SH

Area III: Natural Sciences and Math  3SH

Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences  0SH

Area V: Additional General Education Courses, Major Courses and Electives  44SH

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Example Curriculum

Semester 1

3        CIS 130 Introduction to Information Systems

3        CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications

3        CIS 191 Introduction to Computer Programming Concepts

3        CIS 249 Microcomputer Operating Systems

2        Orientation to College

3        Humanities or Fine Arts Elective

17      Total Hours

Semester 2

3       CIS 113 Spreadsheet Software (Excel)

3       CIS 251 C++ Programming

3       CIS 268 Software Support

3       CIS 269 Hardware Support

3       ENG101 English Composition

3       MTH 116 or Higher

18      Total Hours

Semester 3

3        CIS 111 Word Processing Software (Microsoft Word)

3        CIS 117 Database Management Software (Access)

3        CIS 207 Introduction to Web Development

3        CIS 153 Introduction to Unity 3D Scripting

3        SPH 106 Fundamental of Oral Communication

15      Total Hours  

Semester 4

3        CIS 161 Introduction to Networking

3        CIS 160 Multimedia for the World Wide Web

3        CIS 223 Three Dimensional Computer Modeling

3        CIS 280 Network Security

3        Social Science Elective

15      Total Hours

Degree Program Total: 65 SH