CIS Software Development, Associate of Applied Science
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 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. Twenty-four (24) credits must be completed at Southwestern before the degree is awarded. All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
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.
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|
|MTH60||Algebra I (or placement in a higher math course)||4|
|WR90R||Academic Literacy (or placement in higher writing course)||4|
|CS160||Computer Science Orientation||4|
|MTH86||Computer Technology Mathematics 1||4|
|WR115||Fundamentals of Report Writing (or higher) 6||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|
|CS133WS||Computer Language I: Web Scripting||4|
|CS162||Introduction to Computer Science II||4|
|Specific Elective 3||4|
|CS233WS||Computer Language II: Server-Side Web Scripting||4|
|CIS279||Network Server Administration||4|
|SP100||Basic Speech Communications 7||3|
|Specific Elective 3||3|
|CS165||Mobile Application Development||4|
|CS297||SD Professional Capstone||4|
|CS280||CWE: Computer Science 5||4|
|PE231||Wellness for Life 4||3|
|Specific Elective 3||3|
See Internship Coordinator to schedule an appointment one month prior to term. 541-888-7405
All Honors courses may substitute for their equivalent requirements.