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Computer Information Systems and Technology

Computer Information systems (CIS) technology changes are occurring across the US and the world. With these advances have also come changes in the ways that information can be accessed and shared. These have precipitated the need for well-educated IS professionals. This curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of current IS professionals as well as to prepare future IS professionals.
Information Systems positions are becoming more diversified. Students who complete the curriculum will have a strong foundation in interpersonal and communication skills, problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats to diverse multi-cultural audiences within a business environment
  • Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills in the classroom environment
  • Apply problem solving skills to trouble-shoot and correct problems in a business environment
  • Design and create efficient databases
  • State the ethical responsibilities necessary for IT businesses and organizations 
  • Describe and use the basic tools for computer and network security.
Search for courses in the online course catalog.


First Year

Fall Semester

ACC 103 - Accounting I
BUS 105 - Organization and Management
CIS 100 - Intro to Computer Applications
ENG 101 - English Composition I
Humanities Gen Ed Requirement

Spring Semester

CIS 101 - Intro to Information Systems
CIS 116 - Access
ENG 102 - English Composition II
Humanities Gen Ed Requirement
Social Science Gen Ed Requirement


Second Year

Fall Semester

BUS 201 - Business Law I
CIS 204 - Database Management
ENG 122 - Technical & Business Writing* OR
ENG 128 - Dynamics of Communications* OR
ENG 129 - Public Speaking*
Lab Science Gen Ed Requirement
Math 4-credit Gen Ed Requirement*

Spring Semester

CIS 202 - Structured Systems Analysis and Design
Social Science Gen Ed Requirement
Math Gen Ed Requirement
CIS/CSC Elective

* Transfer students should consult with transfer institution.


Career Options

Graduates will work as an Information System professional in a variety of settings or transfer to a four-year degree program.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Science Degree

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