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Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems provides the graduate with the knowledge and applied technical skills needed to enter computer-related occupations in the business/industry job market.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems will have demonstrated:

  1. Ability to perform basic tasks in the Windows operating system.
  2. Ability to create and edit word processing documents involving formatting skills.
  3. Ability to create and edit electronic spreadsheet documents utilizing basic mathematical skills.
  4. Ability to create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content via forms of electronic communication.
  5. Ability to navigate and utilize the Internet.
  6. Ability to utilize Critical Thinking activities which include computing basics, computer hardware and components, operating system software, application software, networks and the Internet.

Required courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
CIS 100: IT Principles 3
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students  
or MATH 102: College Algebra 3
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
  Natural Science Elective 3
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts  3
CIS 111: Internet Technology  3
CIS 114: Microsoft Windows  3
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II  3
  Approved Elective or Business Elective 3
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
CIS 140: Social Media 3
CIS 205: Advanced MS Word 3
CIS 207: Advanced Excel 3
SPCH 110: Public Speaking 3
  Approved Elective 3
Fourth Semester Hours
CIS 141: Social Media Marketing 3
CIS 210: Advanced Powerpoint 3
CIS 227: Computer System Design 3
CIS 298: CIS Internship  
or  Approved Elective 3
  Humanities Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 60
Approved Electives must be chosen from: CIS 106, CIS 115, CIS 209, CIS 299, CIT 101, CIT 102, CIT 110, CIT 112, CIT 113,  CIT 130, CIT 149, CIT 150, CIT 151, CIT 209, CIT 230, CIT 242, COMM 121, COMM 216, COMM 217, COMM 218. 
Business Electives must be chosen from: ACCT 205, ACCT 206, BADM 201, BADM 202, BADM 215. 
For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course. 

This degree can be obtained 100% via Internet instruction. Contact your academic advisor for details.

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