Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

General

Program Description

In Ancilla College’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program you will learn computer technology and software skills. Your Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree will provide you with hands-on experiences, skill training and knowledge related to computer applications, network security, web design and new information technologies. You will learn to solve problems, write basic program code and learn how to develop apps and network plans. You will be able to work with technology to create solutions, think critically and adapt to changing tools and online environments.

Why a CIS degree?

Computer systems tie together every aspect of our world from online businesses to smart phone apps. If you’re interested in computer technology, software development, website design or network management, getting your CIS degree is a great first step in the right direction.

Two Track Options

The degree has two tracks you can choose from: Web Development or Network Technologies. Usual first semester courses

  • Freshman Seminar
  • Writing I
  • Computer Literacy
  • Introduction to Internet Technology
  • Introduction to Network Technology

Usual second semester courses

  • College Algebra or higher math course
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Interactive Database Design
  • Problem Solving and Help Desk Support
  • Technical Writing
  • A Religion, Philosophy or Ethics course

The second year of the program

  • General Psychology
  • A Science course
  • A Literature Humanities, Fine Arts, Religion or Philosophy course
  • A History, Economics, Sociology or Political Science course

Web development track

  • Website Development
  • Website Design
  • JavaScript Programming
  • Designing for E-Commerce
  • Web Security Foundations
  • CIS Internship

Network technology track

  • Virtualization & Cloud Computing
  • Operating System Technology & Administration
  • Digital Communications
  • Network Design and Infrastructure
  • Security and Privacy
  • CIS Internship

What are my career options with this program?

  • Network Management
  • Web Design
  • Information Security
  • eCommerce
  • Technology sales
  • Technology Support
  • App Development
  • Online Marketing
  • Wireless Network Design

Last updated March 2018

About the School

Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. The College’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic but its climate is ecumenical- ope ... Read More

Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. The College’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic but its climate is ecumenical- open to any person seeking an education and opportunity. Ancilla serves a diverse population with small classes, comprehensive tutoring and personal learning support, and personal interaction. Ancilla College offers over two dozen different degree programs that transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, build lifelong learning skills, launch successful careers and pursue values-centered lives. Read less