Hone your information technology skills and set yourself up for success in our Information Technology associate's degree program.

After earning their associate degree, our students usually transfer to four-year colleges or universities to continue their studies in information technology.

Program outcomes
  • Design solutions to quantitative problems by applying algorithm design using programming support tools;
  • Exhibit an ability to communicate effectively in a professional technical environment;
  • Examine professional, ethical, legal, and security issues for programming professionals;
  • Create Web sites that incorporate the fundamental principles of visual design;
  • Describe the Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model (OSI) layers and their functionality;
  • Design and utilize databases.

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
Elective Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3 - 4
Elective Oral Communication Elective (CMS-110, CMS 120, or CMS 235) 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
Elective Mathematics Elective** 3
Elective BIO 121, CHE 121 or PHY 121 4
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
Elective ACC, ECO, MGT, or MKT 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 110 or CIS 155 Computer Information Systems for Management or PC Applications on Networks 3
CIS 111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts 3
CIS 111B Computer Science II: Object Oriented Programming 3
CIS 114 Web Design and Development 3
CIS 151 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 170 Introduction to Networks 3
CIS 215 Decision Making Using Spreadsheets 3
CIS 244 or CIS 245 PC Database Management Systems or Database Management Systems/SQL 3
CIS Elective CIS Elective*** 3
CIS Elective CIS Elective**** 3

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
Electives* Electives 3

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Any Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective  3
Elective Any Quantitative Reasoning Elective  3-4
CIS 111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts  3
MGT 111 Principles of Management  3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
Elective ACC, ECO, MGT or MKT Elective 3
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Introduction to Speech Communication or Pubic Speaking 
MAT Elective MAT Elective1
CIS 111B Computer Science II: Object Oriented Programming
CIS 110 or CIS 155 CIS 110 or CIS 155

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
CIS 114 Web Design and Development
BIO 121, CHE 121 or PHY 121 General Biology I, General Chemistry I or General Physics I
CIS 170 Introduction to Networks 3
CIS 215 Decision Making Using Spreadsheets 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Open Elective 3
CIS 151 Systems Analysis and Design
CIS Elective CIS Elective2
CIS Elective CIS Elective3 3
CIS 244 or CIS 245 PC Database Management Systems or Database Management Systems/SQL 3

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
CIS 110 or CIS 155 CIS 110 or CIS 155 3
Elective Open Elective 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts 3
Elective Any Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3-4

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 111B Computer Science II: Object Oriented Programming 3
MAT Elective MAT Elective1 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 114 Web Design and Development 3
CIS Elective CIS Elective2 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 121, CHE 121 or PHY 121 General Biology I, General Chemistry I or General Physics I 4
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Introduction to Speech Communication or Pubic Speaking  3

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 170 Introduction to Networks 3
CIS 244 or CIS 245 PC Database Management Systems or Database Management Systems/SQL 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 151 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS Elective CIS Elective3 3
CIS 215 Decision Making Using Spreadsheets 3

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
Elective ACC, ECO, MGT, or MKT Elective 3
Elective Any Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective 3

*See advisor for specific course information/recommendations.

**MAT-130 Probability and Statistics recommended.

***CIS-231 Project Management recommended.

****Recommended CIS Electives include CIS-112, CIS-166, CIS-241, or CIS-212.