Computer Information Systems
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. 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. The 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.
- Operate a personal computer and productivity software installed on it, including Microsoft Office, file management, the Internet/Web, e-mail, and input/output/storage devices
- Explain the importance of personal responsibility and security in a technological world, including copyright laws, netiquette, ethics, privacy issues, and security threats
- Design, create and manipulate with an enterprise database
- Explain networking standards, protocols, transmission media, and hardware
- Write computer programs using several programming languages, both procedural and object-oriented
- Explain the client-server model of web development and develop client and server-side web pages
- Interface with the Unix/Linux operating system, including the vi editor, file management, and shell scripting
- Analyze, design and implement an information system
- Create and deliver a professional team presentation
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
Complete 15 credits from:
American Society, Events, Institutions and Cultures Outcome: Complete at least one course:
- ENG-235: American Literature Before 1900
- ENG-236: American Autobiography
- ENG-237: American Literature Since 1900
- CRJ-131: Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
- HIST-151: American History I
- HIST-152: American History II
- POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science
- SOC-131: Introduction to Sociology
- SSC-131: A Survey of the Social Sciences
Computer Literacy Outcome: The following course is required in this program and satisfies this General Education Outcome for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses:
Critical Thinking Outcome: Complete at least one non-activity based course numbered 100 or higher
Information Literacy and Written Communication Outcome: Take either English sequence:
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.
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.
Complete as many elective credits as necessary to meet the minimum number of credit hours to receive your associate degree.
Requirements are Subject to Change
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- University of Detroit Mercy
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Walsh College
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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.
- Systems Analyst
- Application Developer
- Software Engineer
- Database Administrator
- Project Manager