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Build your computer skills from using basic programs to actually writing programs. In the first semester, you'll learn operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and Microsoft Office. Next, you’ll learn the basics of programming and building a website. Discover the basics of databases and set up and run queries on a database. You’ll also learn the basics of networking and hardware, including the parts of the computer, how to troubleshoot basic problems with hardware and how to connect on a network.

In the second year, you’ll choose a focus involving advanced classes in two or more specialties that appeal to you. For example, a mobile apps focus allows you to build Android and iOS apps that are great for portfolios. A database administration focus covers how to set up your own database system and run advanced queries. A network security focus teaches advanced security techniques. Over the course of the degree program, you will earn at least one certificate and create a project. Both are major differentiators for employers in addition to your degree.
 

Cyber Security Specialist Certificate (2 semesters)
Computer: C# Programming Certificate (2 semesters)
Database Administration Certificate (2 semesters)
Full Stack Web Developer Certificate (3 semesters)
Network Analyst Certificate (3 semesters)
Object Oriented Programming: Mobile Applications Certificate (2 semesters)
UNIX Certificate (1 semester)
Row Groupings Computer Information System Major Requirements: Credits
required

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces the basic concepts of relational databases, data storage, and retrieval. Covers database design, data modeling, transaction processing, and introduces the Structured Query Language for databases. Three credits.

3
required

Prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination. PC hardware and operating system installation, configuration and troubleshooting are practiced and reviewed using A+ techniques. Four credits.

4
required

Provides students with the knowledge necessary to understand, identify and perform necessary tasks involved in supporting a network. Covers the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking, such as installing and configuring the TCP/IP. This course also prepares students for the Networking II: Network + course. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces students to the discipline of computer science and programming. Algorithm development, data representation, logical expressions, sub-programs and input/output operations using a high-level programming language are covered. Intensive lab work outside of class time is required. This class uses C++ or JAVA. Four credits.

Course Prerequisites

CSC 119 with a grade of "C" or better.

4
(C++) * language must be (C++)
required

Explores the complete set of web authoring skills using HTML and/or other languages. The course covers links, backgrounds, controlling text and graphic placement, tables, image maps and forms. Three credits.

3
required

Focuses on a general introduction to computer programming. This course emphasizes the design and implementation of structured and logically correct programs with good documentation. It is centered on basic programming concepts, including control structures, modularization, and data processing. A structured programming language is used to implement program designs. It emphasizes the writing of multiple programs following the software development process, from start to finish, including design, implementation, and testing. Course is repeatable under different titles. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces the C# programming language. This course covers all syntactical components of the language including arrays, structures, methods and classes. Content will focus on writing clear, properly structured, and well-documented programs using object-oriented methodology, .NET Framework, and the Visual Studio environment. Four credits.

4
Total Computer Information System Major Credits 23-24
Row Groupings General Education Requirements: Credits
required

Focuses on a variety of functions and the exploration of their graphs. Topics include: equations and inequalities, operations on functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and non-linear systems, and an introduction to conic sections. This course provides essential skills for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) pathways. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-MA1 category. Course readiness is determined by review of high school transcripts, assessment, and/or meeting with an Aims Academic Advisor. Four credits.

4
required

Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 093. Three credits.

(recommended)
3
required

Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a wide variety of compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 094. Three credits.

3
required

Combines the basic theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis. Three credits.

3
required

Examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict.  This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Three credits.

3
row Also select TWO Courses (minimum of six credits) from either the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science General Education Approved Electives, excluding CIS, CNG, CSC, and CWB prefixes
Also select TWO Courses (minimum of six credits) from either the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science General Education Approved Electives, excluding CIS, CNG, CSC, and CWB prefixes

(see Approved Degree Electives 2021-2022   )

Total Required General Education Credits 16
Row Groupings Total Emphasis Credits from Completed Certificates
Total Emphasis Credits from Completed Certificates

Complete the following certificate:

Cyber Security Specialist Certificate (2 semesters) 

OR select certificates from the following emphasis areas to equal a total of at least 24 unique elective credits:

Computer: C# Programming Certificate (2 semesters)      

Database Administration Certificate (2 semesters)     

Full Stack Web Developer Certificate (3 semesters)  

Network Analyst Certificate (3 semesters)  

Object Oriented Programming: Mobile Applications Certificate (2 semesters)   

UNIX Certificate (1 semester)  

Total Credits from Completed Certificates 24
Total Credits for A.A.S. Degree 63-64