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Computer and Information Technologies

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer and Information Technologies is designed to provide training for positions in the Information Technology field as computer and information technology support specialists. This degree is intended to provide the student with flexibility in designing a program of study that is relevant to the rapidly changing needs of business and industry while allowing the student to match their own talents, interests, and goals. This degree is also intended for students who desire to transfer to university Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs which accept Associate of Applied Science degree block-transfer.


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Field of Interest: 
Computer and Information Technology
Associate Degree
Academic Plan: 
Computer and Information Technologies (DEG)
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2019 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

This program will be replaced by: AAS/3196 Information Technology

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course (3)3-4
GBS151Introduction to Business3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select from the Restricted Electives courses in consultation with a Department Advisor.
Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of 200-level Restricted Elective coursework in the
BPC, CIS, CNT, and/or MST prefixes.
Courses completed 5 or more years prior to graduation do not meet the restricted elective requirement
and will not be included in the hours required for degree completion.
ART100Introduction to Computer Graphic Art1
ART111Drawing I3
ART112Two-Dimensional Design (1) OR
ART122Drawing and Composition II(3)1-3
ART142Introduction to Digital Photography3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications3
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS117AMDatabase Management: Microsoft Access-Level I (1) AND
CIS117BMDatabase Management: Microsoft Access-Level II (1) AND
CIS117CMDatabase Management: Microsoft Access-Level III (1) OR
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3)1-3
CIS118DBDesktop Presentation: PowerPoint3
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle:SQL3
CIS120BFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop: Level II1
CIS120CFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop: Level III1
CIS120D+Any Computer Graphics course(s)3
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations1
CIS121AEWindows Operating System: Level I1
CIS133AAInternet/Web Development Level I-A1
CIS133BAInternet/Web Development Level I-B1
CIS133CAInternet/Web Development Level I-C1
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS214DEAdvanced Excel Spreadsheet: Level II3
CIS217AMAdvanced Microsoft Access: Database Management3
CIS220DFAdobe Photoshop Level II3
CIS126ALLinux Operating System I (1) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3)1-3
CIS15+ Any Fundamental or Level I Programming course3
CIS15+++ Any Fundamental or Level I Programming course3
CIS16+ Any Fundamental or Level I Programming course3
CIS16+++ Any Fundamental or Level I Programming course3
CIS220DCFlash: Advanced Animation and ActionScript3
CIS225Business Systems Analysis and Design (3) OR
CIS225ABObject-Oriented Analysis and Design (3)3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II3
CIS238DLLinux System Administration3
CIS243D+Any Internet/Web Development course3
CIS259Visual Basic Programming II3
CIS262ADC# Level II3
CIS263AAJava Programming: Level II3
CNT+++++Any Cisco course3-4
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials3
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course3
MST152++Any Microsoft Windows Server course4
MST157++Any Active Directory Windows Server Configuration course4
MST2++ Any 200-level Microsoft course3-4
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 25-27
General Education CoreCredits: 15-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area.6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area.3
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the Critical Reading area.3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics Area
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area.4
  • Describe common uses of computer information systems and fundamental computer concepts; use common microcomputer business software applications and perform basic programming techniques. (CIS105)
  • Describe the benefits, uses, and problems associated with networks; identify the components of a network; and describe the protocols, hardware, and cabling types related to networks. (CIS190, CNT140AA)
  • Install/configure Windows and implement/configure administrative tools. (MST150++)
  • Describe in writing the marketing functions of promotion, selling, merchandising, distribution, producing goods, and producing services. (GBS151)

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