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) is also available.

Consultation with an academic advisor is recommended for course selection.

Sequence Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Advising Notes:

The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM and Science) are taken are flexible and may be switched in sequence. Students may wish to consider taking one or more of these courses during summer session to lighten load in the regular semester. 

Name SID
 

 
 

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 

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
Credits for CRE101 are not included in the 61-64 total for the program.  GCC will accept any suffixed MST150++ in lieu of MST150 or MST150VI or MST150XP specified in requirements. 
 
CIS150 is not currently offered at GCC; it may be available at other MCCCD colleges.
CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Equivalent as indicated by assessment

3    
COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication OR 3    
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication OR 3    
COM 225 Public Speaking OR 3    
COM 230 Small Group Communication

(COM100AA AND COM100AB AND COM100AC) or (COM110AA and COM110AB) are other options that are not available at GCC.  Students may inquire at other Maricopa Community Colleges if interested in these options.

3    
CIS 126DA UNIX Operating System OR 3    
CIS 126DL LINUX Operating System OR 3    
MST 150 Microsoft Windows Professional OR 3    
MST 150XP Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR

MST150VI Microsoft Windows Vista Administration (3)

3    
CIS 150AB Object-Oriented Programming OR

CIS150 Programming Fundamentals (3)

3    
CIS ANY Any CIS Computer Information Systems course

Any CIS+++++ courses except courses required for the program 6

3    
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

Any CIS162++ Any C Programming Level I course (3)

3    
CIS 163AA Java Programming: Level I 3    
CIS ANY Any CIS Computer Information Systems course

Any CIS+++++ course(s) except courses required for the program 3

3    
Semester IV 16-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year
NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area.

Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area. 4 

4    
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.

Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Design and Fine Arts area. 3 

3    
MST 140 Microsoft Networking Essentials OR

CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks (3)

OR 

3    
CNT 140AA Introduction to Networks 4    
GBS 233 Business Communication 3    
CIS ANY Any CIS Computer Information Systems course

Any CIS+++++ course(s) except courses required for the program 3

3    
Restricted Electives 12 Credits Grade Sem/Year

A total of 12 credits of Restricted Electives are required for this degree. These should be selected in consultation with Program Director based on interests and distributed between Semesters 2-4. Prerequisites for selected courses should be considered in sequencing of these courses. 

CIS ANY Any CIS Computer Information Systems course

CIS+++++ Any CIS Computer Information course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.

3    

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