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Academic Catalog
   
    Oct 23, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Catalog 2021-2022

Information Systems, AAS


No. of Credits: 60-61
Contact: Christopher Estes, Acting Chair, Technology
Joe Burgin, Program Coordinator

The Information Systems AAS is an interdisciplinary program combining the study of information technology and business management. This program provides students who are planning to work in either a business or technical environment with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in key areas of information systems, management, and business. Students will be prepared for careers that require them to plan, coordinate, and directly interact with computer related activities within an organization. Students may pursue transfer opportunities that may lead to careers as a chief information officer (CIO) or chief technology officer (CTO). This program prepares students for these careers by emphasizing analytical, business, communication, decision making, leadership, and organizational skills.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

information technology (IT) managers, IT project managers. IT directors, and/or IT security managers

Transfer Options:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

1. Demonstrate understanding of an organization’s computer, software, and security needs and make recommendations for system design, maintenance, and upgrades.
2. Demonstrate understanding of social, professional, security, and ethical issues related to computing.
3. Apply fundamental information technology principles to business management.

Business and Information Systems Pathway


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Visit Career Coach for more information on this program, related programs, and job opportunities in Southern Maryland and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region.

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.

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)