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  Dec 12, 2019
 
Palo Alto College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
    
Palo Alto College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Computer Information Systems, A.S.


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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 his/her 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 his/her university.) For a student who has already selected his/her 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 Information Systems: Cisco Certification Preparation Level I Certificate 

Computer Information Systems: Personal Computer Skills Level I Certificate 

Computer Information Systems: Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S. 

Computer Science, A.S. 


 

Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems (3053)


Communication (9 Hours)


 
 
Select 1 course from the Additional Communication (11) Core   

Mathematics (3 Hours)


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 History (60) Core   
Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core   

Kinesiology/Dance (2 Hours)


Two hours required from the Kinesiology (90) Core   

Transfer Degree Note:


Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.

Total Hours 61


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