The Associate of Applied Science 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, entry level web developer, database analyst, administrator, network technician, and network specialist. 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: Information Applications and Information Systems Support

Program Outcomes

Information Applications ProgrammerProgram Outcomes

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 a business problem.

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 windows Operating System and Applications software.
  • Identify network components and data communication structures in order to build a Local Area Network.
  • Apply network design, architecture structure, and network security procedures to create a computer network.

Students in the Information Systems Support program will be trained to take PC Pro, Network Pro, and Security Pro Certifications.

Computer Information Systems Courses

CIS 300  Database Management Concepts 4 Credit hours
CIS 216  Operating Systems 4 Credit hours
CIS 328 Network Systems Security 4 Credit hours
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