Computer Information Systems A.S. (CSIS)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

This program is intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related degree. The CIS courses required in the program provide a solid educational foundation in current Information Technology areas. Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor, faculty advisor, or counselor when choosing elective courses.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • use technical vocabulary to communicate effectively about currently available hardware and software.
  • develop application software and utilize workgroup software to solve business problems.
  • analyze and design systems using Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools.
  • use data modeling techniques to design databases.
  • develop database applications.
  • demonstrate college-level mathematical competence.
Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
CIS 111 Electronics Commerce 3
Elective Mathematics 3-4
BUS 120 Introduction to Business Organization  3
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
Semester Total 15-16
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 110 Business Information Systems 3.5
CIS 145 System Analysis and Design 3
CIS 225 Computer Organization and Architecture 3
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 15.5
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 155 Introduction to Computer Science–Structured Programming–C++ 3.5
CIS 255 Database Environment 3.5
CIS 280 Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic.NET 3
Elective Laboratory Science 4
Semester Total 14
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 250 Operating Systems 3
NET 110 Network Essentials 3
Elective Free Elective 3.5
Elective Social Science/Humanities 6
Semester Total 15.5
Credit Total 60
*Except for MAT 105, no mathematics courses numbered below 150 will fulfill the mathematics requirement.