Computer Technology

Programming and System Analysis

Programming and System Analysis
Effective term: 
2017 Fall
Final term: 
2018 Summer
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Shared by: EM, GC, MC, PC, PV, SC
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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Programming and System Analysis program provides an in-depth exploration of different computer language and technical skills. The program includes, but is not limited to the following: operating systems, local area networks, business communication, team roles, and dynamics. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

++ indicates any suffixed courses. Consultation with an Academic Advisor is recommended for course selection.

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CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment
ACC111Accounting Principles I 3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS126DAUNIX Operating System (3) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course (3) 3
CIS150Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3) 3
CIS166++Any Web Scripting course(s) 3
CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) 3-4
CIS225Business Systems Analysis and Design (3) OR
CIS225ABObject-Oriented Analysis and Design (3) OR
CIS250Management of Information Systems (3) 3
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL (3) OR
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3) 3
Select 2 courses for a total of 6 credits:
CIS151Computer Game Development-Level I (3) OR
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I (3) OR
CIS162++Any C Programming: Level I course (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3) 6
GBS233Business Communication 3
Restricted Electives
CIS251Computer Game Development-Level II 3
CIS259Visual Basic Programming II 3
CIS262++Any C Programming: Level II course 3
CIS263AAJava Programming: Level II 3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 22-27
General Education CoreCredits 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment
MathematicsCredits 3-5
MAT150College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
MAT152College Algebra/Functions (3)
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) OR
SBU200Society and Business (3)
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.
  1. Identify, describe, and use the fundamental principles and practices of accounting. (ACC111)
  2. Identify common uses of computers in business and other sectors of society. (CIS105)
  3. Name and explain the steps in the system development process. (CIS105)
  4. Describe the components of a Management Information System. (CIS105)
  5. Write simple programs in a common programming language using appropriate input, output, and processing statements for that language. (CIS105)
  6. Identify and define the major components of an operating system, both hardware and software. (CIS126DA, CIS126DL, MST150++)
  7. Design algorithms for simple business problems. (CIS150, CIS150AB)
  8. Analyze problem descriptions and design programming solutions to the problems, using common problem-solving techniques. (CIS151, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA)
  9. Write elementary programs in various programming languages. (CIS151, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA)
  10. Using a popular client-side scripting language, write a script that solves a business problem, using syntax and structures common to that scripting language. (CIS166++)
  11. Describe the benefits, uses, and problems associated with local area networks. (CIS190, CNT140AA, MST140)
  12. Analyze problem descriptions and design programming solution to the problems using common problem-solving techniques. (CIS224)
  13. Describe the integrated workings of systems and subsystems within a business organization. (CIS225, CIS225AB, CIS250)
  14. Set up, maintain, and use a database management program. (CIS119DO, CIS276DA, CIS276DB)
  15. Identify ways of processing messages and evaluating their success. (GBS233)
  16. Write coherent sentences and paragraphs using fundamental writing techniques. (GBS233)
  17. Describe the process of sending and receiving professional quality electronic mail. (GBS233)
  18. Describe the common uses of visual aids to convert quantitative and qualitative data into meaningful summaries. (GBS233)
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