Associate in Applied Science in Programming and System Analysis

Computer Information Systems

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3844

Credits

64–67

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Programming and System Analysis program provides an in-depth exploration of different computer language and technical skills. The program includes, but is not limited to the following: operating systems, local area networks, business communication, team roles, and dynamics. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Program Prerequisites

CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR Equivalent by assessment 0-3 credits

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15–17
RC CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
RC CIS150 or
CIS150AB
Programming Fundamentals or
Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
3
FYC ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
Mathematics MAT150 or
MAT151 or
MAT152
College Algebra/Functions or
College Algebra/Functions or
College Algebra/Functions
3–5
SB ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or
Microeconomic Principles or
Society and Business
3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
RC ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
RC CIS126DA or
CIS126DL or
MST150 or
MGT150VI or
MST150XP
UNIX Operating System or
Linux Operating System or
Microsoft Windows Professional or
Microsoft Windows Vista Administration or
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
3
RC CIS166 or
CIS166AA or
CIS166AB or
CIS166AC or
CIS166AD or
CIS166AE or
CIS166AF
Web Scripting/Programming or
Introduction to Javascripting or
Web Scripting with Perl/CGI or
Web Scripting with Active Server Pages (ASP).NET or
Web Scripting with Java Server Pages (JSP) or
Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) or
Web Scripting with Python
3
RC CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
FYC ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16–17
RC CIS190 or
CNT140 or
MST140
Introduction to Local Area Networks or
Cisco Networking Basics or
Microsoft Networking Essentials
3–4
Oral Communication Oral Communication Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area 3
HUM Humanities and Fine Arts Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area 4
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
18
RC CIS225 or
CIS225AB or
CIS250
Business Systems Analysis and Design or
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design or
Management of Information Systems
3
RC CIS217AM or
CIS119DO or
CIS276DA
Advanced Microsoft Access: Database Management or
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or
MySQL Database
3
RC CIS151 or
CIS159 or
CIS162 or
CIS162AB or
CIS162AC or
CIS162AD or
CIS163AA
Computer Game Development -Level I or
Visual Basic Programming I or
C Programming I or
C++: Level I or
Visual C++: Level I or
C#: Level I or
Java Programming: Level I
6
RC GBS233 Business Communication 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Electives requirement.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE CIS251 Computer Game Development - Level II 3
RE CIS259 Visual Basic Programming II 3
RE CIS262 C Programming II 3
RE CIS262AB C++: Level II 3
RE CIS262AC Visual C++: Level II 3
RE CIS263AA Java Programming: Level II 3
RE CIS262AD C# Level II 3

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