Computer Information Systems, Associate of Applied Science
The Associate of Applied Science Computer Information Systems (AAS CIS) degree offers program courses focused on technical support in a networked environment. This degree prepares students for employment opportunities in the computer information services industry. The program offers students the opportunity to gain knowledge and hands-on experience to support an organization's information technology infrastructure. The CIS program additionally provides professional continuing education, classes and certificates for individuals working in the field or studying other disciplines.
Students completing the AAS CIS are prepared to seek entry-level employment and entrepreneurial occupations such as network administrator, systems administrator, support technician, and applications specialist/trainer.
Students planning to earn a bachelor's degree are responsible for researching the departmental requirements of the school to which they plan to transfer. Students planning to transfer may want to consider the AAOT, AGS or AS degree options.
Students must complete a minimum of 94 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
Upon successful completion of this program the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to install, configure, and maintain end-user computer systems and software
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to install, configure and maintain network servers.
- Demonstrate the ability to plan and implement both wired and wireless networks sufficient for home or small business use.
- Demonstrate basic ability to develop new products and services to meet the needs of a changing economy
- Apply project-life-cycle concepts to assist in business need solutions.
- 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 business and cultural needs.
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 higher math course)||4|
|WR90R||Academic Literacy (or placement in higher writing course)||4|
|CS160||Computer Science Orientation||4|
|CIS185||Introduction To Cyber Security||3|
|MTH86||Computer Technology Mathematics 1||4|
|CIS140U||Intro to Operating Systems: Unix||4|
|CIS145||Hardware Installation Support||4|
|CIS152||Network Routing & Switching Config||4|
|CS195||Web Development I||3|
|BA110||Group Dynamics for Teams 2||3|
|CIS225||End User Support||4|
|CS133WS||Computer Language I: Web Scripting||4|
|WR115||Fundamentals of Report Writing (or higher) 3||4|
|CIS285||Cyber Security Essentials||4|
|PE231||Wellness for Life 4||3|
|Specific Elective 5||7|
|CIS279||Network Server Administration||4|
|SP100||Basic Speech Communications (or higher) 6||3|
|Specific Elective 5||3|
|CIS280||CWE: Computer Information Systems 7||4|
|CIS297||IT Professional Capstone||4|
|Specific Elective 5||3|
|Specific Elective 5||4|
Call 541-888-7405 to schedule with Internship Coordinator one month prior to term.
All Honors courses may substitute for their equivalent requirements.