2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems - Networking Option, AAS

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The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Information Systems is an occupational degree program that prepares students for entry-level positions in information technology support.The degree provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of information technology while helping students develop a skill set that prepares them for employment.

Note: Some credits earned for this degree may transfer to four-year degree programs, but this degree is focused on preparing students for employment. Students whose immediate goal is to transfer to a four-year degree program should review the transferrable degrees.

Job Opportunities
PC Support Technician • Network Administrator • Network Engineer • Junior Programmer

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Assess technology problems and implement the best solutions both independently and as a dependable team member
  • Communicate both in writing and verbally about computing concepts and processes using technical terms effectively to both professional and lay audiences in order to secure and maintain employment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics and logical approaches to problem-solving in order to analyze a situation and anticipate and prepare for a variety of unknown events that might impact the operation of a computer system or network.
  • Demonstrate technical computing skills to prepare for industry certification or to be technically competent in a particular computing position or job field.
  • Demonstrate safe work habits that reflect concern and care for self and an understanding of the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society in the context of sustainability.

The Networking Option is designed for students who are interested in supporting, maintaining, and administering data networks. Students acquire a broad understanding of networks and specific skills in network infrastructure design and configuration, server administration and network client support.

General Education Courses

Complete all (15 credit hours)

Elective Social Science

(must have HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI, GEOG, ANTH, or ECON prefix)

CIS Core Courses

Complete all (10 credit hours)

Networking Requirements

Complete all (31 credit hours)

Networking Electives

Complete two (6-8 credit hours)

Total 62-64 Credit Hours

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