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Computer Science (Information Systems), Associate in Science

Curriculum CIS.CSI.AS (U230A11)

Students intending to major in Computer Science with a business emphasis in Information Systems will need a background in Mathematics and information systems. Baccalaureates in Information Systems generally find employment as programmers, systems analysts, operations research, database management or system administrators.

Students should note that four-year colleges and universities vary in specific course and transfer requirements. Therefore, it is important that in selecting Triton courses, students should consult a Triton counselor, as well as the catalog and/or admissions advisor at the senior institution to which transfer is intended.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Computer Science/Information Systems) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate technical literacy in computer information systems concepts;
  • apply programming and logic skills to solving problems;
  • apply the mathematics commonly used in computer programming;
  • develop software applications in multiple programming languages; and
  • present conclusions effectively, orally and in writing.

Semester One

CHM 140 #General Chemistry I

5 credits

MAT 131 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Two

MAT 133 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Major Field Electives

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-15

Semester Three

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

4-5 credits

Major Field Electives

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

Semester Four

General education/Mathematics

3-5 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

4-5 credits

Major Field Electives

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:13-16

General education/Social and Behavioral Science, General education/Fine Arts, General education/Humanities, Recommended General Education Courses: General education/Social and Behavioral Science courses need to be chosen from two different disciplines. One course from Social/Behavioral Science, Humanities or Fine Arts needs to meet the human diversity requirement. The courses meeting this requirement have an (*) in the general education lists.

Recommended General Education Courses:

MAT 235 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

5 credits

MAT 341 #Differential Equations

3 credits

PHL 102Logic

3 credits

PHY 107 #General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, and Thermodynamics)

4 credits

Recommended Major Field Electives:

CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

CIS 102 #Professional Information Technology and Computer Science

3 credits

CIS 121 #Introduction to Programming

3 credits

CIS 125 #Discrete Mathematics for Computing

4 credits

CIS 210 #Data Communications & Networking Fundamentals

3 credits

CIS 255 #C++ Programming

3 credits

CIS 263 #Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

3 credits

CIS 265 #Computer Architecture and Assembly Language

4 credits

CIS 278 #Database Management Systems

3 credits

CIS 295 #Data Structures With C++

3 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college)

General education requirements:

AS degree

Total Credit Hours:37-41

Computer Science courses or other electives for AS degree

Total Credit Hours:19-23

See CIS course descriptions

This is a generic outline of courses for this program of study. Requirements may vary based on undergraduate major and/or chosen transfer school. Meet with the curriculum counselor for specific transfer school recommendations.

Coordinator: David Anderson, Ext. 3349

General Education electives must be selected from the AS Degree Requirements list and must adhere to the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative for graduation if planning to transfer within Illinois. Students are required to select at least one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts, a Physical and a Life Science, and courses in Social and Behavior Sciences from at least two disciplines*. See catalog with AS Degree Requirements for required hours and number of courses in each discipline.

*discipline: a subject or field of activity, for example, an academic subject