Computer Information Systems

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Program Description

The Computer Information Systems program prepares students to work as computer network specialists or in their own networking and repair businesses. Students will learn to install, configure and troubleshoot computer networks. Individuals with the skills to design, implement and maintain computer networks are in high demand. Students in this program are required to submit a graduation portfolio. Contact the program instructor(s) for more information.

Nature of Work

Computer networking specialists provide a variety of services, from design to administration of the local area network which connects staff within an organization. These individuals oversee the network and its computing environment, including hardware, systems software, applications software and all other computer-related configurations.

Certificates and Degree

The Computer Information System program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree with connecting certificates. This program is part of the Information Technology Career Cluster.

Computer Information System – AAS Degree

64 Credit Hours

First Semester Required Courses Credit Hrs.
CIS107 ​ Intro to Operating Systems 3​
CIS108​ Introduction to Computing​ ​3
​CIS160 ​Computer Hardware Concepts ​3
​CSC101 ​Introduction to Computer Applications ​3
​GT 150 ​Applied Mathematics ​3
    15
Second Semester Required Courses Credit Hrs.
CIS109 Introduction to Programing ​3
CIS150 ​Fundamentals of Networking ​3
CIS136 Networking Essentials ​3
ENG101 ​Composition I ​3
GT 235 ​Problem Solving Techniques ​2
  ​Elective ​3
    17
Third Semester Required Courses Credit Hrs.
CIS208 ​Network Security Concepts ​3
CIS206 ​Advanced Computer Systems ​3
  ​Humanities OR Social/Behavioral Science ​3
  ​Health Science ​2 or 3
  ​Elective ​3 or 4
    15
Fourth Semester Required Courses Credit Hrs.
CIS222 ​Computer Forensics ​3
CIS245 ​Computer Information Systems Projects ​4
CIS205 ​CIS Internship ​4
  ​Elective ​6
    17
 

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Computer Forensics Certificate: 26 Credit Hours (Pending ICCB Approval)


Credit Hours
CSC101 Intro to Computer Applications 3
CSC107 Intro to Operating Systems 3
CIS160 Computer Hardware Concepts 3
CIS210 Fundamentals of Networking 3
CSC208 Network Security Concepts 3
CSC222 Computer Forensics 3
CSC109 Intro to Programming 3
GT 235 Problem Solving Techniques 2
CJ 102 Survey of Criminal Investigation 3

Computer Information Technology Certificate: 26 Credit Hours (Pending ICCB Approval)


Credit Hours
CSC101 Intro to Computer Applications 3
CSC109 Introduction to Programming 3
CIS107 Intro to Operating Systems 3
CIS160 Computer Hardware Concepts 3
CSC210 Fundamentals of Networking 3
CSC206 Advanced Operating Systems 3
CSC208 Network Security Concepts 3
GT 150 Applied Mathematics 3
GT 235 Problem Solving Techniques 2