The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) CIS Software Development program represents a broad exposure to multiple disciplines across various contemporary technologies. Students will be offered opportunities to explore computing systems from small micro-systems to enterprise solutions. Courses in this degree represent meaningful tools used in industry and mastery of them brings personal value to each student. Graduates of this program are capable of entering the workplace as a junior level developer, mobile application development.
Software developers are one of the most in-demand careers throughout the world. As technology grows and engrosses more of the American life, more automation and software systems are needed. The future is very bright.
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Students must complete a minimum of 95 credit hours with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be passed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
Twenty-four (24) credits must be completed at Southwestern before the AAS CIS Software Development degree is awarded.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Students are required to take the following courses prior to the program courses, depending on students' college placement information. See advisor for details:
|CIS90||Computer Basics (or demonstrate proficiency)||2|
|WR90||Paragraph Fundamentals (or placement in higher writing course)||3-4|
|or WR90R||Academic Literacy|
|CS160||Computer Science Orientation||4|
|MTH86||Computer Technology Mathematics 1||4|
|WR115||Introduction to Expository Writing (or higher)||3|
|CIS140U||Intro to Operating Systems: Unix||4|
|CIS145||Hardware Installation Support||4|
|CS161||Introduction to Computer Science I||4|
|CS195||Web Development I||3|
|BA110||Group Dynamics for Teams 2||3|
|CS162||Introduction to Computer Science II||4|
|Specific Elective 4||4|
|CS233WS||Computer Language II: Server-Side||4|
|CIS279||Network Management I (Network Hardware)||4|
|SP100||Basic Speech Communications (or higher)||3|
|Specific Elective 3||3|
|CS165||Mobile Application Development||4|
|CIS280||CWE: Computer Info Systems||4|
|CS297||SD Professional Capstone||4|
|PE231||Wellness for Life 4||3|
|Specific Elective 3||3|
BA120 Leadership Development, BA285 Human Relations in Organizations; PSY100 Introduction to Psychology, PSY201 General Psychology, PSY201H General Psychology w/Honors, PSY203 General Psychology, or PSY203H General Psychology w/Honors may be substituted for BA110 Group Dynamics for Teams.
Specific Electives: Any CS/CIS, BA, AC course not required for the degree; WR227 Report Writing, MTH65 Algebra II, MTH95 Intermediate Algebra, or higher; ART115 Basic Design I, Intro to Elements, ART116 Basic Design II, Color Theory, ART117 Basic Design III, Intro to 3D Desgn, ART225 Computer Art I, or MFG4101 Electrical Systems Troubleshooting.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) CIS Software Development is designed for students planning to complete an associate degree in Computer Information Systems(CIS) Software Development. Students have the opportunity to transfer to most Oregon public and private universities as the program at Southwestern Oregon Community College aligns with the first two-year computer science programs in those universities.
Upon successful completion of this program the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the skill and knowledge to install, configure and maintain PC and server hardware/software in a network environment.
- Research, interpret and communicate technical information in written, graphic, diagrammatic, electronic and oral forms.
- Demonstrate the ability to work independently or in a group environment with sensitivity to the needs of customers and coworkers.
- Demonstrate the ability to plan and implement both wired and wireless networks sufficient for small business use.
- Demonstrate basic ability to develop new products and services to meet the needs of a changing economy.
- Plan, write, and debug software applications within multiple programming environments.