The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems is a two-year degree for students who intend to seek immediate employment upon graduation. Career areas will depend upon which programming languages and recommended electives the student chooses and may include: computer programmer, data base administrator, office manager, network administrator, web-page designer, and data entry clerk.
The Associate of Applied Science degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Prerequisites and Tuition
The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the COMPASS assessment test, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended/required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites. Minimum TOEFL or IELTS Score: 61 IBT or 6.0 Tuition: 12,700 USD
General Education (GE) Courses
In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include ENGL 101 English Composition I, COMM 213 Interpersonal Communication, PSYC 100 First Year Seminar, and a 3 credit hour computer literacy proficiency course. Other general education electives may be required to meet degree requirements.
Program Core Courses
CSIS 230 Visual Basic Programming, CSIS 240 C++ Programming, CSIS 117 Intro to Web Page Design, CSIS 100 Computer Concepts and Applications, CSIS 250 Advanced Programming Methods, ACCT 201 Financial Accounting, ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting, or approved business electives.
Program Elective Courses
Program electives should be discussed with an advisor and may be selected to fit specific goals and requirements. Choose from the following list: ACCT 108 College Accounting, ECON 200 Microeconomics, ECON 201 Macroeconomics, MGMK 101 Intro to Business, MGMK 135 Human Relations and Supervision, BUSI 106 Business Mathematics, MATH 113 College Algebra, ETEC 194 Intro to Technology Systems, BUSI 114 Business Law, BUSI 118 Business Communications, or approved business electives.
1. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills. 2. Make ethical decisions incorporating the standards of the profession. 3. Collaborate with others in a team project setting. 4. Identify the function and use of common hardware and software components 5. Apply principles of accounting, economics, management, and marketing in the workplace 6. Utilize computer application software 7. Demonstrate entry-level programming skills