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The computer information systems program offers students the flexibility of earning either a two-year AAS degree or continuing for an additional two years to obtain a four-year BSAS degree through the two-plus-two program.

This discipline covers both the technical and end-user aspects of computing, using PCs through mainframe computers with hands-on experience.

Student skills are developed in computation that includes:

  • application programming
  • networking and telecommunications
  • database design
  • cyber security
  • analysis of complex business and technical environments

Learning Outcomes

Computer information systems students in the AAS and BSAS degree programs will:

  •  write computer programs in two or more programming languages.
  •  solve computer networking problems.
  •  communicate effectively with written reports.

CIS graduates of the AAS degree program will continue their studies towards a bachelor's degree in a computer or information technology area or obtain employment as programmers, computer specialists, and in other closely related fields.

CIS graduates of the BSAS degree program will obtain full-time employment as programmers, network administrators, systems analysts, computer specialists, and in other closely related fields.

Associate Degree Program

The computer information systems associate degree program emphasizes the use of computers to solve business or science problems. The graduate may be employed in positions involving direct use of microcomputers and mainframe computers for business or science administration and decision support applications. This degree may be earned in four semesters if students average 16 hours per semester.

Students wishing to receive the Associate of Applied Science in computer information systems must complete the following:

General Education Requirements
Core Competencies13
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Applied Calculus 1
Gen Ed course (2 courses from NS, AH, SS< or SPA)6
Major Requirements
CSIS 1590Survey of Computer Science and Information Systems3
CSIS 1595Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 13
CSIS 2605Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 23
CSIS 3722Development of Databases3
CSIS 3723Networking Concepts and Administration3
CSIS 3726Visual/Object-Oriented Programming4
CSIS 3760Electronic Commerce Programming3
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
Support Courses
ACCT 2603Managerial Accounting3
ENGL 3743Professional and Technical Writing3
PHIL 2619Introduction to Logic3
Select at least 9 additional semester hours of upper division CIS electives.9
Total Semester Hours62
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
CSIS 1590 Survey of Computer Science and Information Systems 3
CSIS 1595 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 1 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
MATH 1570 Applied Calculus 1 4
Natural Science GER 3
 Semester Hours16
CSIS 2605 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 2 3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
PHIL 2619 Introduction to Logic 3
PHIL 2625 Introduction to Professional Ethics 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
CSIS 3722 Development of Databases 3
CSIS 3723 Networking Concepts and Administration 3
CIS or CSIS Elective 3
CIS or CSIS Elective 3
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
 Semester Hours15
CSIS 3726 Visual/Object-Oriented Programming 4
CSIS 3760 Electronic Commerce Programming 3
CIS or CSIS Elective 3
ACCT 2603 Managerial Accounting 3
ENGL 3743 Professional and Technical Writing 3
 Semester Hours16
 Total Semester Hours62