• Computer Information Systems Curriculum


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree

    Catalog 2017-2018

    Begin your pathway to a successful career in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at Mt. Hood Community College. This program is appropriate for people who are beginning their information technology career, as well as people who want to become more productive in their existing professions. You can earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, a specialized certificate, or get training in one of the following areas:

    • Information Technology (computer forensics, technical specialist, help desk, etc.)
    • Network and Operating Systems Management (CISCO, Windows, Linux, etc.)
    • Web Management/Webmaster (Dreamweaver, HTML, JavaScript, XML, SQL and more)

    According to the Oregon Employment Department’s statewide employment analysis, “high tech is a key industry for Oregon’s economy. It’s rapid growth during the 1990s enhanced Oregon’s ability to compete in the global high-tech economy.”

    Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ComputerWorld, and Yahoo! Hot Jobs have included CIS careers as having the greatest growth in the nation.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

    • Appraise computer equipment and peripherals characteristically used in a business environment
    • Explain ethical, legal, and societal implications inherent in information technology including the historical context of modern computing.
    • Describe and demonstrate the functions and features of current operating systems
    • Demonstrate proficiency in common industry software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database) to effectively communicate in a professional business setting
    • Demonstrate ability to research business and employment information using published materials, electronic media, databases, and the Internet
    • Demonstrate organizational communication skills, both oral and written, through effective use of technological tools
    • Prepare an effective e-portfolio for a career search
    • Apply critical thinking skills during the problem solving process to address organizational and technical problems
    • Work collaboratively to share information, resolve conflict and make decisions
    • Prepare a comprehensive plan for implementing a LAN (local area network) in a small business environment
    • Demonstrate skills that meet industry standards and certification requirements in the use of system hardware, operating systems technologies, and application systems

    Specific program and class information can be obtained by calling the Computer Information Systems department at 503-491-7515, or visiting our website at www.mhcc.edu/CTEPrograms/.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA101 Introduction to Business
    4
    CIS100 Computer Careers Exploration
    1
    CIS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I
    3
    ISTM183A Preparation for A+ Essentials
    3
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1
    4
    15
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS122 Computer Concepts III
    4
    CIS125SS Spreadsheets
    3
    CIS125WP Word Processing
    3
    CIS145B Computer Maintenance and Forensic II
    3
    ISTM183B Preparation for A+ Practical Application
    3
    16
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS125DB Desktop Database
    3
    CIS151 Network Fundamentals
    4
    CIS195 Web Development I
    3
    CIS197HTM Web Authoring: HTML and CSS 3
    3
    ISTM140L Linux Fundamentals
    4
    17
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS197WAA Web Authoring: Applications
    3
    CIS244 Introduction to Systems Analysis
    3
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
    BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
    3
    WR121 English Composition
    4
    13
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS225 Computer End-User Support I
    4
    WR227 Technical Report Writing
    4
    Electives in CIS2
    4
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡
    3
    15
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS297 Capstone Project Development
    4
    WE280CAD Cooperative Education Internship 3
    4
    Electives in CIS2
    6
    14
    Total Credits 90

    1 Students intending to transfer must take MTH111, Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions or above, excluding MTH 211. Students may not use demonstrated proficiency on the College Placement Test (CPT) to satisfy this requirement.
    2 Electives include any CIS, CS or ISTM courses other than those required in the program.
    3Any combination of WE280CAA, WE280CAB, WE280CAC or WE280CAD to total four credits.

    ‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.

    Students planning to transfer to a four-year school must consult with the institution they will be attending as well as work with a CIS faculty adviser. In all schedule planning, it is important for the student to check the course description for prerequisite information