Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog

Computer Information Systems – Computer Support AAS - Academic Plan


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The Computer Information System (CIS) degree is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree that prepares students with a solid set of skills and knowledge in the Computer Information System field. The degree allows students to further their knowledge by pursuing an area of emphasis towards industry certification, computer programming or transferring to a 4-year university. Major courses are carefully selected in areas of Information Systems, Computer Networking, and Computer Programming to provide students with an exceptional foundation in the field. Job opportunities exist in entry-level positions as a computer support professional or technician, systems analyst or computer programmer.

Course Availability


Total Credits = 61

Required Courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
COM 1150   - Public Speaking* OR
COM 1250   - Interpersonal Communication
3 No Yes Yes Yes
ENG 1021   - English Composition GT-CO1 OR
ENG 1031   - Technical Writing GT-CO1*
3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
General Education Electives (4 courses) 12 No Yes Yes Yes
MAT 1340   - College Algebra: GT-MA1 or Higher* 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
CIS 1018   - Intro to PC Applications 3 No Yes Yes Yes
CIS 2020   - Fundamentals of Unix 3 No Yes Yes No
CIS 2040   - Database Design and Development 3 No Yes Yes No
CIS 2043   - Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL) 3 No Yes Yes No
CIS 2067   - Management of Information Systems 3 No No Yes Yes
CNG 1021   - Computer Technician I: A+ 4 No Yes Yes Yes
CNG 1024   - Networking I: Network+ 3 No Yes Yes Yes
CSC 1019   - Introduction to Programming 3 No Yes Yes Yes

 

Required Courses - Concentration Courses Credits Co or Pre Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
CIS 2032   - Unix Shell Programming OR
CIS 2087   - Internship
3 No Yes Yes Yes
CNG 1020   - A+ Certification Preparation 4 Yes No Yes No
CNG 1022   - Computer Technician II: A+ 4 Yes No Yes No
CNG 1032   - Network Security Fundamentals 3 Yes Yes Yes No

 

Program Outcomes


  • Apply hardware principles.
  • Understand network security.
  • Apply PC applications

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)


English Course (3 credits)


~Choose One Course~

CIS Concentration Course (3 credits)


~Recommended Course~

Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


English Course (3 credits)


~Choose One Course~

Communication Course (3 credits)


~Choose One Course~

Year 1: Summer


Year 2: Summer


CIS Concentration Course (3 credits)


~Recommended Course~

Notes


  • *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  • AAA 1001  – College 101: Student Experience is required for all new college students seeking degrees or transfer.
  • Course availability is subject to change. General Education Electives: Select four (4) courses from the following: BUS 1015 , ECO 2001 , ECO 2002 , ENG 1021 , HIS 1210 PHI 1011 , POS 2020 , POS 1011 , PSY 1001 , SOC 1001 . IF TRANSFERRING TO MSU MUST CHOOSE FROM BUS 1015 , ECO 2001 , ECO 2002 , ENG 1021 , ENG 1022 , AND HIS 1210 .
  • In order to meet program requirements, students registered for ENG 1021  or ENG 1031  must also register for ENG 0094  unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the ENG 0094  standard through assessment testing, prior college coursework, or recent High School coursework. See an Advisor for details.
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this degree.
  • Students transferring to MSU-Denver must take MAT 1340 .

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