Associate in Applied Science
CIP CODE: 11.0401
The Computer Information Systems program consists of a broad spectrum of courses in the information systems and information technology fields. Upon completion of the required courses, the student will receive an Associate in Applied Science and be ready for immediate employment.
Core courses give the student a strong foundation in applications programming, networking, database systems, productivity software, system security, Internet programming, and systems analysis. Students can also select a variety of CST and/or BUS electives to suit their interests. Students can attend full-time or part-time. Courses may be offered day, evenings, or online.
Students seeking immediate employment will find opportunities in a variety of organizations as application programmers/analysts, computer operators, database specialists, or IT support. Students planning to transfer should seek the advice of the department chairperson and the transfer institution. Students can potentially pursue transfer to Bachelor of Science programs in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Information Technology.
- Analyze, design, develop, implement, and support solutions to Information Systems problems using discipline-specific vocabulary, collecting appropriate data, utilizing appropriate software, applying industry-standard methodologies and logic, and identifying then troubleshooting problems.
- Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing and integrating business-oriented software applications (Windows-based, spreadsheet, database, and Web-based). Students will be able to select the appropriate application, collect appropriate data, and communicate information (documents, spreadsheets/charts, databases, programs).
- Model business processes, define requirements for information technology resources, access information from the Internet to obtain vendor specific information that can be used in Network design. Plan, install, configure, manage resources, connect, run applications, monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot network and program-specific computer software and computer hardware.
- Identify and describe changing computer technology trends both domestically and internationally.
Program supervised by:
Julie Cooley, Chairperson
Office: Applied Technology Building, Room 011
Telephone: +1 (607) 778-5277