ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCES (AAS)
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Information Systems prepares students to enter the computer information systems field and related areas. The program provides the basic skills in the fundamentals of computer information systems, computer programming, database design, operating systems, network, analysis and management of information systems.
The students who complete the program are prepared to obtain an entry-level position as an application programmer, microcomputer specialist, web developer, database administrator, network maintenance, and network support. In addition, the program prepares students to continue their education and obtain a baccalaureate degree in computer science in a four-year institution.
The program has two concentrations:
I. Applications Programmer
At the end of the program, the Application programmer graduate will be able to:
- Understand the rules of logic and program design
- Identify and classify the data structure used in computer programming.
- Write a business computer program solution from its specification-design.
- Identify customer needs, design and implement a computer solution to the business problem.
II. Information Systems Support
At the end of the program, the Systems Support graduate will be able to:
- Arrange all hardware components and be able to build a microcomputer system
- Use basic troubleshooting techniques to overcome common problems that affect a computer system.
- Demonstrate the skills to setup, install, and upgrade a common operating system and microcomputer Applications.
- Identify network components and data communication structures in order to build a computer network.
- Apply network design, architecture structure, and network security procedures to create a computer network.
Students in the Information Systems Support program will be prepared to take the PC Pro and Network Pro Certifications.
General Education Requirements
ENG 160 Composition I
ENG 162 Composition II
MAT 225 Introductory Statistics
SPA 222 The Hispanic-American Experience Through Literature
HIS 104 Survey of U.S. History to 1865 OR HIS 105 Survey of U.S. History from 1865 to Present OR PSC 103 American Government and Politics
CIS 110 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
CIS 270 Management Information Systems
CIS 290 Database Management Concepts
Option I: Application Programmer
CIS 210 Object Oriented Programming II
CIS 212 Visual Basic Programming
CIS 250 Web Design and Programming
CIS 255 Server-Side Web Development
Option II: Systems Support
CIS 130 Microcomputer Hardware System
CIS 216 Operating Systems
CIS 217 Network Concepts
CIS 228 Network Security
Any CIS 200 Level Course
CIS 102 Introduction to CIS
BUS 110 Introduction to Business
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