The Computer Information Systems program prepares students for immediate career opportunities in business and industry or for transfer to a four-year college or university. The rapid changes in our Information Technology world and the utilization of computers in every aspect of business and industry have created an increasing demand for trained personnel in all areas of computer applications. To meet this need, the Computer Information Systems program offers four associate degree concentrations: the Application Specialist Option, the Database Option, Programming Option and the Web Development Option.
The Programming Option provides students with a thorough understanding of computer programming through proficiency with both an operating language (C++) and a visual object-oriented language (Java or Visual Basic). The program curriculum also provides students with hands-on computer experience in Web page development, spreadsheets, database concepts, network operations, data communication, and systems analysis and design. The Cooperative Work Experience is a requirement in this program and provides an opportunity for students to apply classroom knowledge to practical work experience. Career opportunities for the Programming Option may include positions as entry level computer and information systems support.
A Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offenders Record Information (SORI) may be required of all students enrolled in CIS 299. Finger printing and drug testing may be required.
Students enrolled in CIS 299 may incur an additional expense for professional liability insurance.
E-Business Law & Ethics
Introduction to Information Technology
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
English Composition & Literature I
College Mathematics I: Precalculus
Introduction to Programming with C++
Web Page Development I
Introduction to Data Communication & Networks
English Composition & Literature II
Mathematics or Science Elective
Visual Basic I or
Introduction to Java
Programming with C++ II
Psychology of Interpersonal Relations or
Human Relations in Organizations
Lab Science Elective
Visual Basic II or
Systems Analysis & Design
Cooperative Work Experience & Seminar
Technical & Workplace Writing
Speech Communication Skills