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Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

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


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The Associate of Science degree with a 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.

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Computer Science: Associate of Science, concentration in Computer Science 

 

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 61)


Communication (9 Hours)


 
 
Select 1 course from the Additional Communication (11) Core   

Natural Sciences (6 Hours)


Select 2 courses from the Natural Sciences (30) Core 

Humanities and Visual/Performing Arts (9 Hours)


Select 1 course from the Humanities (40) Core 
Select 1 course from the Additional Humanities (41) Core 
Select 1 course from the Visual and Performing Arts (50) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 Hours)


Select 2 courses from the Government (70) Core 
Select 2 courses from the History (60) Core   
Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) 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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