Computer Information Systems - Associate of Science Degree

Associated Major Sheet - Computer Assisted Graphic Design (PDF)

Associated Major Sheet - Programming (PDF)

Associated Major Sheet - Systems and Network Administration (PDF)

Associated Major Sheet - Web Design (PDF)

Major/Program Requirements

Required Courses:

CIS 095Employability Skills for Technical Careers

2.00

CIS 101Introduction to Computer and Information Technology

3.00

CIS 130Hardware and Information Technology Essentials

3.00

CIS 140Introduction to Networks (Cisco CCNA 1)

4.00

One of the following courses:

CIS 104Object Oriented Programming with Visual Basic

3.00

CIS 111Web Page Programming and Design

3.00

CIS 113Java Programming

3.00

CSCI 110Introduction to Computer Science I (C++)

3.00

Students must select ONE area of emphasis from the following four options:

Emphasis in Computer Assisted Graphic Design:

Students must complete at least twelve (12) additional units from the following courses:
CIS 162 or MULTI 171Adobe Animate

3.00

MULTI 111Adobe Photoshop I

3.00

MULTI 1503D Modeling and Animation with Maya I

3.00

MULTI 2503D Modeling and Animation with Maya II

3.00

MULTI 130Digital Illustration with Adobe Illustrator I

3.00

MULTI 131Publication Design with Adobe InDesign

3.00

MULTI 211Adobe Photoshop II

3.00

CIS 190EDigital Media Design Work Experience

1.00-3.00

ART 120Foundations of Two-Dimensional Design

3.00

Emphasis in Programming:

Students must complete at least twelve (12) additional units from the following courses:
CIS 104Object Oriented Programming with Visual Basic

3.00

CIS 105Database Concepts and Design

3.00

CIS 113Java Programming

3.00

CIS 117Scripting

3.00

CIS 121Android Application Development

3.00

CIS 125Introduction to C#.net Programming

3.00

CIS 190DSoftware Development Work Experience

1.00-3.00

CSCI 110Introduction to Computer Science I (C++)

3.00

CSCI 120Introduction to Computer Science II (C++)

3.00

MATH 102College Algebra

5.00

Emphasis in Systems and Network Administration:

Students must complete at least twelve (12) additional units from the following courses:
CIS 109Operating Systems and Environments

3.00

CIS 132Systems and Network Administration

3.00

CIS 134Introduction to Information Systems Security

3.00

CIS 141Basic Routing and Switching (Cisco CCNA 2)

4.00

CIS 142Advanced Routing and Switching (CISCO CCNA 3)

4.00

Emphasis in Web Design:

Students must complete at least twelve (12) additional units from the following courses:
CIS 111Web Page Programming and Design

3.00

CIS 117Scripting

3.00

CIS 161 or MULTI 170Website Design with Adobe Dreamweaver

3.00

CIS 162 or MULTI 171Adobe Animate

3.00

 

MULTI 111Adobe Photoshop I

3.00

OR

MULTI 130Digital Illustration with Adobe Illustrator I

3.00

 

CIS 190AWeb Design Work Experience

1.00-3.00

CIS 211Web Design and Development II

3.00

Total Credit Hours: 27.00-29.00

A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:

  • Apply analytical and logical thinking to gathering and analyzing information, designing and testing solutions to problems, and formulating plans
  • Discuss the impact of information technology on society and the workplace
  • Work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Select and evaluate appropriate written communication strategies and styles for a specific purpose
  • Demonstrate knowledge of individual parts that make up a stand-along PC computer system, and the relationships between components
  • Create and maintain Web pages
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the overall design and components of a LAN and WAN system

 

Lower division requirements for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in this field may differ from associate degree requirements. Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring. See a counselor for details. Information is also available at www.assist.org.