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Computer Information Systems, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum CIS.CIS.AAS (C207A)

(Total Program Credits: 60-62)

The Computer Information Systems concentrations are designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain a position in the specialties of networking, database design, game development and programming, and Linux system management.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Systems program, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate technical literacy in computer information systems concepts;
  • apply programming and logic skills to solving problems;
  • utilize web technologies effectively;
  • use productivity software effectively; and
  • present conclusions effectively, orally and in writing.

(Fall 2021)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

OR

CIS 102Professional Information Technology and Computer Science #

3 credits

 

CIS 121Introduction to Programming #

3 credits

 

CIS 174Windows Client-Server Systems Administration

3 credits

OR

CIS 177Introduction to Linux

3 credits

 

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 150Computer Systems Applications #

3 credits

 

CIS 210Data Communications & Networking Fundamentals #

3 credits

OR

CIS 216Introduction to Networks CCNA #

3 credits

CIS 278Database Management Systems #

3 credits

 

Selections from concentration

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:15
Note: Students choosing the CCNA concentration must take CIS 216.

Semester Three

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 125Discrete Mathematics for Computing #

4 credits

OR

MAT 110College Algebra #

3 credits

OR

MAT 111Pre-Calculus #

5 credits

OR

MAT 114Plane Trigonometry #

3 credits

 

CIS 277Command Processing and Scripting #

3 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

Selections from concentration

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-17

CIS 125◊, MAT 110◊, MAT 111◊, MAT 114◊: Meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Selections from concentration

12 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Choose from one of the following concentrations:

CCNA Concentration (CIS.CNA.AAS)

Take:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 217Switching, Routing, Wireless Essentials CCNA #

3 credits

CIS 218Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation CCNA #

3 credits

Choose any CIS courses

18 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Database Design Concentration (CIS.DDE.AAS)

Take:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 257Access Programming #

3 credits

CIS 262Oracle DBMS Development #

3 credits

CIS 267Advanced Access Programming #

3 credits

CIS 275Project Management for Small-Business Systems #

3 credits

CIS 280Business Systems Analysis & Design #

3 credits

CIS 299Special Topics in Computer Information Systems

0.5 - 3 credits

Choose from any CIS courses

9 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Game and Program Development Concentration (CIS.GPR.AAS)

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 103Android Platform Application Development I #

3 credits

CIS 253Visual Basic .NET #

3 credits

CIS 255C++ Programming #

3 credits

CIS 263Introduction to Object Oriented Programming #

3 credits

CIS 264C# Programming #

3 credits

CIS 295Data Structures With C++ #

3 credits

Choose from any CIS courses

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Linux Professional Concentration (CIS.LNX.AAS)

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 177Introduction to Linux

3 credits

CIS 179Linux System Administration #

3 credits

Choose any CIS courses

18 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Graduation Requirements

General Education requirements:

AS degree                                                                                   Subtotal: 37-41

Computer Information Systems
courses or other electives toward the AS degree              Subtotal: 19-23

General Education requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts;
  • Social and Behavioral Science: two courses (six semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

    Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: Two courses (six to nine semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Three courses (10-11 semester hours), with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences and including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring to a four-year institution.

See CIS course descriptions.

Chairperson: Michael Henson, Ext. 3354