Computer Information Systems (AAS)

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer Information Systems program is designed to prepare students who are planning to find employment using current computer applications. Students will get experience with a variety of operating systems, database management, and popular programming languages. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Information Systems is also available.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required within this program.

The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM, and Science) are suggested are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You should consider taking one or more of these courses during the summer session in order to distribute your class load more evenly between the semesters.

CRE101 is a prerequisite for this program. Credits for this course are not included in the total program credits. To have this requirement waived, you must test Reading Exempt on the district placement test.

A total of 12 credits of Restricted Electives are required for this program. Some restricted electives may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking restricted electives that had additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements based on prior experience and/or training.

This program includes an embedded Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Information Systems. You will need to apply for this certificate before graduation.

For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

Name: SID:
Advisor: Catalog Year:

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 15-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
MAT 120 Intermediate Algebra OR 5    
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra OR 4    
MAT 122 Intermediate Algebra OR

Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course. (3-5 credits)

3    
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems 3    
CIS 133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3    
GBS 151 Introduction to Business 3    
Semester II 15-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

MST150 (Microsoft Windows Professional), MST150VI (Microsoft Windows Vista Administration), and/or MST150XP (Microsoft Windows XP Professional) are not offered at GCC. These courses may be offered at another MCCCD college; however, GCC will accept any MST150 suffixed course in lieu of these specific Microsoft Windows course requirements.

CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Test Reading Exempt on the district placement test. (0-3 credits)

3    
COMANY Any Communications (COM) course(s) 3    
CIS 126DA UNIX Operating System OR 3    
CIS 126DL LINUX Operating System OR 3    
MST 150EI Configuring Windows 8 3    
CIS 150AB Object-Oriented Programming OR 3    
CIS ANY Any Computer Information Systems (CIS) course

Select three (3) credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

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Semester III 15 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
ECN 211 Macroeconomic Principles OR 3    
ECN 212 Microeconomic Principles OR 3    
SBU 200 Society & Business 3    
ACC 111 Accounting Principles I 3    
CIS 159 Visual Basic Programming I OR 3    
CIS 162AD C#: Level I OR 3    
CIS 163AA Java Programming: Level I 3    
CIS ANY Any Computer Information Systems (CIS) course

Select three (3) credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

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Semester IV 16-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year

You should apply for graduation this semester. See an Academic Advisor for help, if needed.

NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4    
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3    
MST 140 Microsoft Networking Essentials OR 3    
CNT 140AA Introduction to Networks 4    
GBS 233 Business Communication 3    
CIS ANY Any Computer Information Systems (CIS) course

Select three (3) credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

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Restricted Electives 12 Credits Grade Sem/Year

The following restricted electives are offered at GCC. Choose any combination from the list of options below to complete a total of nine (9) credits. Courses used to meet other required areas may not be used to satisfy this program requirement unless otherwise stated. For assistance with course selection, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

CIS ANY Any Computer Information Systems (CIS) course *    

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