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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems, AAS

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No. of Credits: 63
Contact: J. Fehr, Interim Chair, Business and Technology Division; R. Drake, Program Coordinator

Having business expertise alongside information technology qualifications is a rare combination.  In today’s business world, that is exactly what employers are looking for intheir employess.  A degree in Computer Information Systems is designed to provide students the skills they need to advance in this field.  By bridging the gap between the computer world and the business world, students will bring a unique blend of experience to any business organization.  This degree prepares students in the areas of information systems, systems analysis and design, databases, accounting, statistics, business law, economics, project management and computer

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 47.

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Career Opportunities:

information systems manager, systems analyst, business information systems designer, business information systems developer, business information systems project manager, information analyst, project analyst

Transfer Options:

This program is part of an articulated partnership with University of Maryland University College. Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to UMUC and complete their Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management.

Students desiring transfer to other four-year colleges should consider the Applied Science and Technology or Computer Sciences transfer degrees.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Demonstrate understanding of social, professional, security, and ethical issues related to computing
  2. Plan, use, and manage information systems
  3. Apply fundamental information technology to business practices
  4. Work as part of a team to analyze, design, and develop computer information systems in real-world scenarios
  5. Compute, analyze, and interpret financial, statistical, and economic data and information
  6. Create and edit communications using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)



* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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