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.

SEMESTER HOUR (SH) DISTRIBUTION DEGREE REQUIREMENTS BY ACADEMIC AREA*:

(4 Semesters, Degree SH Total: 65)

 

Area I: Written Composition: 3 SH

Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts: 6 SH

Area III: Natural Sciences & Math: 3 SH

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

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

SEMESTER HOUR (SH) DISTRIBUTION CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS BY ACADEMIC AREA*:

(4 Semesters, Certificate SH Total: 50)

 

Area I: Written Composition: 3 SH

Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts: 0 SH

Area III: Natural Sciences & Math: 3 SH

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

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

SAMPLE PLAN*:

Semester 1

Course Hours
CIS 130 3
CIS 146 3
CIS 191 3
CIS 249 3
Orientation to College 2
Humanities or Fine Art Elective 3
Total Semester Hours 17

Semester 2

Course Hours
CIS 113 3
CIS 251 3
CIS 268 3
CIS 269 3
ENG 101 3
MTH 116 or Higher 3
Total Semester Hours 18

Semester 3

Course Hours
CIS 111 3
CIS 117 3
CIS 207 3
CIS 153 3
SPH 106 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Semester 4

Course Hours
CIS 162 3
CIS 160 3
CIS 223 3
CIS 280 3
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Hours 15

For Additional Information Contact Dr. Marilyn Hannah at  334-876-9383 or email at marilyn.hannah@wccs.edu