Computer Information Systems

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
50% or more of this program can be completed online.

This degree is a university-parallel program designed to be the first two years of a bachelor degree program. Information systems professionals play a key and vital role in the management and growth of an organization. These professionals become the creative problem-solving innovators who define the information needs and develop related organizational structures in a variety of fields such as health care, business, and government.
The curriculum reflects the recommendations of professional computing associations and a national task force. The program develops in the students a basic understanding of computer skills and strategies to be applied in the discipline of computer information systems. The program introduces students to the business disciplines of accounting, marketing, economics and management. The core courses within this program provide students with communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills.
Bachelor degree programs in this academic discipline go by a wide variety of names such as information systems, computer information systems, management information systems, technology management and information management. The defining characteristic is required coursework in both computing and business.


(Housed in the Business Administration and Economics Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16-17 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
CIS 100 Digital Computers and Information Processing 4
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 142 Public Speaking
3
BUS 104 Introduction to Business 3
MTH 165 College Algebra or Higher3-4
Total16-17
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
CIS 101 Programming for Information Systems 4
MTH 160 Statistics I 3
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
LITERATURE ELECTIVE 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION 1
Total17
THIRD SEMESTER: 14 Credit Hours
BUS 220 Applied Business Applications 3
BUS 204 Management Theory and Practice OR
BUS 208 Organizational Behavior
3
ECO 112 Principles of Macroeconomics3
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION1
Total14
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16-18 Credit Hours
CIS 209 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 211 Applied Database Concepts OR
CIS 221 Applied Database Concepts with Oracle
3
MTH 161 Statistics II or Higher 3-4
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 4
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*3-4
Total16-18
TOTAL CREDITS63-66

* Recommended Natural Science Electives: PHY 121, CHE 110, BIO 116, BIO 120, GEG 104, GEO 105, GEO 131
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