Associate in Applied Science in Computer Programming

Computer Information Systems

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3164

Credits

61–63

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) in Computer Programming prepares students to work in entry-level positions in computer programming. The program emphasizes knowledge and skills required to design, develop, test, and document structured and object-oriented programs utilizing a variety of programming languages.

Program Prerequisites

CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR

Equivalent by assessment 0-3

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

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

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15–17
RC CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
RC CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved general education course in the First Year Compositon area 3
Oral Comm COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
3
Mathematics MAT120 or
MAT121 or
MAT122
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra
3–5

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
18
RC CIS117DM or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB or
CIS276DC
Microsoft Access: Database Management or
MySQL Database or
SQL Server Database or
Oracle Database
3
RC CIS126DL or
MST150++
Linux Operating System or
MST150++
3
RC CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals 3
RC CIS159 Visual Basic Programming I 3
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved general education course in the First Year Composition area 3
SB SBU200 Society and Business 3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
13
RC CIS162AD C#: Level I 3
RC CIS163AA Java Programming: Level I 3
HUM Humanities and Fine Arts Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area 3
NS Natural Science Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area 4

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
RE Restricted Electives 15

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Electives requirement.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE CIS162AB C++: Level I 3
RE CIS166AA or
CIS166AB or
CIS166AC or
CIS166AD or
CIS166AE or
CIS166AF
Introduction to Javascripting or
Web Scripting with Perl/CGI or
Web Scripting with Active Server Pages (ASP).NET or
Web Scripting with (JSP) or
Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) or
Web Scripting with Phython
3
RE CIS259 Visual Basic Programming II 3
RE CIS262AB C++: Level II 3
RE CIS262AD C# Level II 3
RE CIS263AA Java Programming: Level II 3
RE CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
RE CIS249 Software Testing for Quality Assurance 3
RE CIS250 Management of Information Systems 3
RE CIS190 or
CNT140 or
CNT140AA or
MST140
Introduction to Local Area Networks or
Cisco Networking Basics or
Introduction to Networks or
Microsoft Networking Essentials
3–4

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