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INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEGREE

Program Overview

The 60 credit-hour curriculum prepares students for various data analysis, data management, software, and web development positions in the field of information systems, or transfer to a four-year institution. Students take courses in information systems, software development, web development, and general education.

Program Requirements

FIRST SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits Course Category
CAS 160 Introduction to Business Software Packages 3 Program Requirement
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3 Program Requirement
CIS 106 Computer Logic and Programming Technology 3 Program Requirement
ENG 101 Composition 3 Communications
Mathematics1 3 Mathematics

SECOND SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits Course Category
CSC 121 Computer Science I 4 Program Requirement
CIS 143 Introduction to Database Systems 3 Program Requirement
ENG 102 Composition or
ENG 103 Technical and Report Writing or
SPE 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 Communications
Humanities, Natural Science or Social/Behavioral Science+ 3 Humanities, Natural Science or Social and Behavioral Science
WEB 150 Web Foundations 3 Program Requirement

THIRD SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits Course Category
Humanities, Natural Science or Social/Behavioral Science+ 3 Humanities, Natural Science or Social and Behavioral Science
Information Systems electives2 7 Program Requirement
NET 121 Computer Networking or
NET 122 Internet Protocols 3 Program Requirement
WEB 200 Web Scripting Foundations 3 Program Requirement

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits Course Category
CIS 211 IT Project Management 3 Program Requirement
CIS 245 Data Analysis 3 Program Requirement
Humanities, Natural Science or Social/Behavioral Science+ 3 Humanities, Natural Science or Social and Behavioral Science
Information Systems electives2 4 Program Requirement

1 - Students must take at least three credit hours in a mathematics course at the level of MTH 103 or above. MTH 225 is recommended.

+ - Students must take nine credit hours in a minimum of two of these areas; three hours must be in a course that meets the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement.

2 - Students must take a combination of at least 11 credit hours during the third and fourth semesters,selected from any of the following: Business and Information Systems Emphasis - ACC 100, CIS 220, CIS 230, CIS 243, CIS 244, MGT 111; Computer Science and Mathematics Emphasis - CSC 122, CSC 214, CSC 216, CSC 217, MTH 124, MTH 200, MTH 220, MTH 225; Information Assurance Emphasis - NET 280; Web Development Emphasis - WEB 235, WEB 250

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • apply the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • employ industry-accepted coding practices and standards
  • implement object oriented software solutions.
  • employ various code level debugging techniques.
  • utilize software development tools.
  • use database management systems to create and maintain data.
  • perform functional software testing.
  • code and publish standards-compliant, accessible web documents with HTML, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript.
Last Updated: 11/17/17