Computer Information Systems
This program, leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree, provides students with in-depth skills and knowledge in a broad range of IT disciplines including programming, database development, PC repair, networking, operating systems, security, web development, and system analysis and design.
ComputerWorld Magazine reports Information Technology (IT) job hiring’s are on the rise for the third straight year with programming and application development jobs #1 with 61% of all IT managers surveyed reporting that they will hire in this area in the next twelve months. Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/358381/9_Hot_Skills_for_2012.
Courses in the CIS program include extensive hands-on laboratory work in current industry technology and software, such as PHP, MySQL, Oracle, .NET, Java and Mobile Application Development. Henry Ford Community College is also a member of Microsoft’s MSDN Academic Alliance Program which allows us to provide students with many of their development tools at an affordable cost.
- Systems Analyst
- Application Developer
- Software Engineer
- Database Administrator
- Project Manager
- Davenport University
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Franklin University
- Lawrence Technological University
- Madonna University
- Siena Heights University
- University of Detroit Mercy
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Walsh College
- Wayne State University
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
The following courses do not meet the requirements for this program: MATH 101, MATH 104, MATH 121, MATH 127, MATH 221, and MATH 225. Students must complete a minimum of 4 credit hours of MATH.
Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.
Requirements are Subject to Change
Recommended Course Sequence
CIS*: Students may select any CIS course from list in the Required Course Sequence.
CIS 130*: Students may select either CIS 130 or CIS 230.
ENG 132*: Students may select either ENG 132 or ENG 135.
MATH 100*: MATH 100 or above, excluding MATH 101, MATH 104, MATH 121, MATH 127, MATH 221 and MATH 225.
Gen Ed: It is recommended that students fulfill their HFCC General Education Outcome #1: American Society Events, Institutions, and Cultures course requirement in the Fall II semester.