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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Degree
- Academic Plan
- Programming and System Analysis (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Computer Network Architects||$99,240|
|Computer Network Support Specialists||$57,300|
|Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,120|
|Computer Systems Analysts||$88,480|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR Equivalent by assessment 0-3 credits
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||RC||3|
|Programming Fundamentals or
Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
|CIS105 or permission of Instructor||RC||3|
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
|Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|College Algebra/Functions or
College Algebra/Functions or
|Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in MAT120, or MAT121, or MAT122, or satisfactory score on District placement exam.||Mathematics||3–5|
|Macroeconomic Principles or
Microeconomic Principles or
Society and Business
|ACC111||Accounting Principles I||RC||3|
|UNIX Operating System or
Linux Operating System or
Any Microsoft Windows course
|CIS166++||Any Web Scripting course||CIS133CA, or CIS133DA, or permission of instructor||RC||3|
|CIS224||Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows||RC||3|
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
|Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101.||FYC||3|
|Introduction to Local Area Networks or
Introduction to Networks or
Microsoft Networking Essentials
|CIS105 or permission of Instructor||RC||3–4|
|Oral Communication||Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area||Oral Communication||3|
|Humanities and Fine Arts||Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area||HU||3|
|Natural Sciences||Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area||NS||4|
|Business Systems Analysis and Design or
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design or
Management of Information Systems
|Any programming language or permission of Instructor||RC||3|
|Advanced Microsoft Access: Database Management or
MySQL Database or
SQL Server Database
|CIS117CM or CIS117DM||RC||3|
|Computer Game Development -Level I or
Visual Basic Programming I or
C Programming I or
Java Programming: Level I
|Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||Select 2 courses for a total of 6 credits||RC||3–6|
|GBS233||Business Communication||Prerequisites: ENG101 or ENG107 with grade of "C" or better, or permission of Department or Division.||RC||3|
Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Electives requirement.
|CIS251||Computer Game Development - Level II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS151, or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS259||Visual Basic Programming II||RE||3|
|CIS262||C Programming II||RE||3|
|CIS262AB||C++: Level II||RE||3|
|CIS262AC||Visual C++: Level II||RE||3|
|CIS263AA||Java Programming: Level II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS163AA or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS262AD||C# Level II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS162AD, or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
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Program Area Key
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
- 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.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Programming and System Analysis (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=107983).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.