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Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems

The Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems degree provides an intense exposure to computer programming and the functional applications of computers in the business world. Courses not offered at all venues are denoted with a venue indicator (Day, Evening, AHE) after the course name.

Department

Degree Requirements

English Composition I 3 sem. hrs

  • ENGL 111 English Composition I 3 hrs

General Education Requirements 21 sem. hrs

  • For a complete list of general education courses click here​. For additional information on general education requirements click here.

  • Basic Studies 6 sem. hrs
  • ENGL 112 English Composition II 3 hrs
  • CISS 170 Introduction to Computer Information Systems or 3 hrs
  • CISS 171 Introduction to Computer Information Systems for MAC Users or 3 hrs
  • CISS 176 Introduction to Computer Science

    3 hrs

  • Art, Humanities & History; Natural Sciences & Mathematics; and Social Behavioral Sciences 15 sem. hrs
  • Credits distributed to include each of the three areas. History or literature strongly recommended.
  • MATH 150 College Algebra or 3 hrs
  • MATH 170 Finite Mathematics

    3 hrs

  • PSYC 101 General Psychology and 3 hrs
  • SOCI 111 General Sociology 3 hrs
  • or
  • ECON 293 Macroeconomics and 3 hrs
  • ECON 294 Microeconomics (strongly recommended) 3 hrs

Major Area Requirements 26-27 sem. hrs

  • Courses in the major cannot be taken pass/fail.
  • CISS 240 Introduction to Programming (Day) and 4 hrs
  • CISS 245 Advanced Programming (Day) 4 hrs
  • or
  • CISS 241 Programming I (Evening and AHE) and 3 hrs
  • CISS 242 Programming II (Evening and AHE) and 3 hrs
  • CISS 243 Programming III (Evening and AHE)

    3 hrs

  • CISS 285 Structured Systems Analysis and Design (Day) and 3 hrs
  • CISS 325 Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation Projects (Day) 3 hrs
  • or
  • CISS 280 Systems Analysis and Design I (Evening and AHE) and 3 hrs
  • CISS 320 Systems Analysis and Design II (Evening and AHE)

    3 hrs

  • CISS 350 Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures 3 hrs
  • CISS 360 Computer Systems and Assembly Language

    3 hrs

  • Choose two of the following: 6 sem. hrs
  • CISS 234 Visual Basic 3 hrs
  • CISS 238 Java Programming 3 hrs
  • CISS 355 Directed Study 1 3 hrs
  • CISS 370 Operating Systems 3 hrs
  • CISS 380 Computer Graphics 3 hrs
  • CISS 430 Database Systems 3 hrs
  • CISS 445 Programming Languages 3 hrs

Related Area Requirements 9 sem. hrs

  • ACCT 280 Accounting I (Financial) 3 hrs
  • ACCT 281 Accounting II (Managerial)

    3 hrs

  • Choose one of the following: 3 hrs
  • MGMT 152 Business Mathematics 3 hrs
  • MATH 170 Finite Mathematics 3 hrs
  • MATH 250 Statistics I 3 hrs

Open Elective 0-1 sem. hrs

Total Semester Hours: 60 hrs

Locations

The Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems degree is available at the following locations:

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