• CIS: Information Technology Curriculum


  • Associate of Applied of Applied Science Degree

    Catalog 2016-2017

    The purpose of this program is to prepare students for entry-level technical positions in computer information systems (CIS) installation, maintenance and support. Concentration material includes training in computer forensics, security and recovery, and software installation and upgrades.

    Program Outcomes
    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Identify common hardware issues and apply repairs as appropriate
    • Compare and contrast various industry standard software tools
    • Prioritize repair solutions for data recovery
    • Participate in hands-on hardware repair projects
    • Appraise various current virus protection software needs and recommend customizable solutions
    • Facilitate various technical components to promote a stable computer environment
    • Evaluate diverse customer technical issues, and apply or direct to appropriate solutions
    • Investigate systems using forensic hardware and software tools to reveal potential legal or corporate policy violations
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA101 Introduction to Business or any business management course
    4
    CIS100 Computer Careers Exploration
    1
    CIS120 Computer Concepts I
    3
    CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I
    1
    CIS151 Introduction to Networks
    4
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1
    4
    17
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS122 Computer Concepts III
    4
    CIS125SS Spreadsheets
    3
    CIS125WP Word Processing
    3
    CIS140 Introduction to Operating Systems
    4
    14
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS125DB Desktop Database
    3
    CIS140W Windows Operating System
    2
    CIS195 Web Development I
    3
    CIS197HTM Web Authoring: HTML and CSS 3
    3
    WR121 English Composition
    4
    15
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I
    3
    CS244 Introduction to Systems Analysis
    3
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
    BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
    3
    Electives in CIS2
    6
    15
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS145B Computer Maintenance and Forensics II
    3
    CIS225 Computer End-User Support I
    4
    CIS284S Introduction to Computer Security
    4
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡
    3
    14
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS145C Computer Maintenance and Forensics III
    3
    CIS297 Capstone Project Development
    4
    WE280CA Cooperative Education Internship3
    4
    Electives in CIS2
    6
    17
    Total Credits 92

    1Students intending to transfer must take MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions or above, excluding MTH211. A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
    2Electives 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.