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    Palo Alto College
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Computer Information Systems: Associate of Science concentration in Computer Information Systems


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The Associate of Science degree concentration in Computer Information Systems (CIS) focuses on the use of the computer as a tool in business data processing. While there is some overlap with the related field of Computer Science, CIS is generally more business-oriented and less engineering-oriented than Computer Science.

A four-year degree in CIS can lead to career positions such as Business Applications Programmer/Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, CIS Manager, or Information Technology Consultant. For a student who is interested in these areas but has not selected  a university, the following general Associate of Science degree plan is recommended for the first two years of study. (Since university degree plans vary, in some cases extra courses may be required after the student selects a university.) For a student who has already selected a university, specific 2+2 plans in CIS are available for most local universities, including Texas A&M University-Kingsville and The University of Texas at San Antonio. These can be obtained from the Center for Academic Transitions or the Computer Science & Computer Information Systems Department Office.

Related Degrees and Certificates

Computer Science: Associate of Science concentration in Computer Science  

Computer Programmer A.A.S.  

Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S.  

Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, A.A.S  

Network Administrator, A.A.S.  

Cisco Certified Network Associate Level 1 Certificate  

Computer Programming Basics Level 1 Certificate  

Computer Programming Intermediate Level 1 Certificate  

Computer Support Specialist Level 1 Certificate  

Computer Forensics Level 1 Certificate  

Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Level 1 Certificate  

Personal Computer Skills Level 1 Certificate  

 

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 60)


Communications (10) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


Mathematics (20) Core - 1 course (4 credit hours)


Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


Select 2 courses from the Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core 

Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core 

Creative Arts (50) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Creative Arts (50) Core 

American History (60) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


            Select 2 courses from the American History (60) Core 

Government/Political Science (70) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


            Select 2 courses from the Government/Political Science (70) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core   

Additional Communications (90) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Additional Communication (90) Core 

Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core 

NOTES:


Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.
CIP Code: 11.0401
Major Code: CPIS

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