Computer Information System, Programming Option, AAB

Associate of Applied Business in Computer Information Systems, Programming (244106AAB)

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Program Description

The Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Computer Information Systems (CIS) - Programming degree option allows students to attain knowledge of effective software application development, client/server application development, and database application development and management for businesses.

The CIS program offers high level training by introducing students to basic computing concepts while allowing them to develop the applied skills required for the workforce. Courses are taught in cutting edge computer labs so students can learn and practice skills. Schedules offer a range of day and evening classes.

Program-Specific Degree Requirements

  • Students must attain a “C” or better in each course in their major area (2440).
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum of 15 earned credit hours for Inter- and Intra-College Transfer into all Associate and Bachelor degree programs in Computer Information Systems.
  • Additional classes may be needed to transition into a BS degree in Computer Information Systems.

Career Information

Graduates of the associate and bachelor's degree programs in Computer Information Systems under the Programming option are expected to qualify for such positions as programmer/analysts, software developers, database administrators, and web developers in in government, business, information technology, and other industries.

The following information has official approval of The Department of Computer Science ​and The College of Engineering and Polymer Science, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor. Transfer students should consult their Advisor to identify courses that are equivalent. 

Requirements

Summary

Programming Major Core30
Business Core12
General Education19
Total Hours61

Programming Major Core 

2440:121Introduction of Logic/Programming3
2440:134Cybersecurity Fundamentals3
2440:140Internet Tools3
2440:145Introduction to Unix/Linux3
2440:160JAVA Programming 23
2440:170Visual BASIC 23
2440:180Introduction to Database Management 23
2440:240Computer Information Systems Internship 23
2440:241Systems Analysis & Design 13
2440:256C++ Programming 13
Total Hours30

Business Core

2420:103Essentials of Management Technology3
2420:104Introduction to Business3
2420:211Essentials of Financial Accounting3
2420:202Elements of Human Resource Management3
Total Hours12

General Education 

First Writing Requirement3
Speaking Requirement3
Natural Science without Lab Requirement3
Social Science/Domestic Diversity Requirement3
2030:152
2030:153
Technical Mathematics II
and Technical Mathematics III
4
or 3450:145 Algebra for Calculus
3250:100Introduction to Economics 33
Total Hours19

Note:

  • Students entering the Computer Information Systems associate's and bachelor's degree options must pass a Computer Literacy Placement test or complete the following bridge course prior to enrolling in the program.
  • Bridge Course: 2440:105 Introduction to Computers and Application Software

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Writing Course 3
2030:152
2030:153
Technical Mathematics II
and Technical Mathematics III 4
4
2420:104 Introduction to Business 3
2440:121 Introduction of Logic/Programming 3
2440:140 Internet Tools 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
2420:103 Essentials of Management Technology 3
2440:134 Cybersecurity Fundamentals 3
2440:145 Introduction to Unix/Linux 3
2440:170 Visual BASIC 2 3
2440:180 Introduction to Database Management 2 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Speaking Requirement 3
Social Science/Domestic Diversity Requirement 3
2420:211 Essentials of Financial Accounting 3
2440:241 Systems Analysis & Design 1 3
2440:256 C++ Programming 1 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Natural Science without Lab Requirement 3
2420:202 Elements of Human Resource Management 3
2440:160 JAVA Programming 2 3
2440:240 Computer Information Systems Internship 2 3
3250:100 Introduction to Economics 3 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours61

Program Notes 

Policy Alert: By the end of your first 48 credit hours attempted, you must have completed your required General Education Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic (2030:152/153), Writing First Course, and Speaking requirements.

Note:

  • Students entering the Computer Information Systems associate's and bachelor's degree options must pass a Computer Literacy Placement test or complete the following bridge course prior to enrolling in the program.
    • Bridge Course: 2440:105 Introduction to Computers and Application Software