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Computer Information Systems Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Computer Information Systems and enter the workforce. Students explore computer information systems, networking and computer sciences. Consult with program faculty to create an individualized CIS degree to meet the student's needs. Depending on the student's focus, they could qualify for a career as an entry-level programmer, web developer, or database administrator. Some careers may require a Bachelor's degree.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
REQUIRED CIS 118/145/155

3

ELECTIVE Any Emphasis Course*

3

ELECTIVE Any Computer Emphasis Course**

3

ELECTIVE Any Computer Emphasis Course**

3

MATH Any GT-MA1, MAT 121 or Higher

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Upon completion of CIS 118, CIS 135, CIS145, and CIS 155, you should apply for the Applications Specialist Certificate.

Upon completion of CIS 145, CIS 240, CIS 243, and CIS 246, CIS 252, or CSC 252, you should apply for the Database Certificate.

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CNG 201Linux Configuration: (OS)

3

ELECTIVE Any Emphasis Course*

3

ELECTIVE Any Computer Emphasis Course**

3

ELECTIVE Any Computer Emphasis Course**

3

ENGLISH ENG 131/121/122

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: If you have already completed CIS 223, this course may be applied to the CNG 201 requirement.

Upon completion of CIS 145, CIS 243, CSC 119, CWB 110, CWB 205, CWB 206 or CWB 208, MGD 141 or CWB 130, and 3 elective credits (Select one course from MGDCISCNG, or CWB), you should apply for the Web Developer Certificate.


Upon completion of CIS 145, CSC 160, and select any three CSC courses, you should apply for the Programming Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE Any Computer Emphasis Course**

3

ELECTIVE Any Computer Emphasis Course**

3

ELECTIVE Any Computer Emphasis Course**

3

ELECTIVE Any Emphasis Course*

3

GEN EDUAny Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE Any Computer Emphasis Course**

3

ELECTIVE Any Computer Emphasis Course**

3

ELECTIVE Any Emphasis Course*

3

GEN EDUAny Approved Elective List Course

3

GEN EDUAny Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

*Any Emphasis Course: You must select 12 credits from any of the following areas of study: Accounting (ACC), Business (BUS), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Networking (CNG), Computer Web-Based (CWB), Computer Science (CSC), Economics (ECO), Finance (FIN), Management (MAN), Marketing (MAR), and Multimedia Graphic Design (MGD), or MAT 201 or higher.

**Any Computer Emphasis Course: You must select 27 credits from any of the following areas of study: Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Networking (CNG), Computer Web-Based (CWB), or Computer Science (CSC).

You must have 60 credits to complete the Associate of Applied Science Degree. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress.