Associate in Applied Science in Computer Programming

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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
Computer Programming (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3164
Total Credits Required
61–63
Available Online
Yes

Program Prerequisites

CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR

Equivalent by assessment 0-3

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.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15-17
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems RC 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I RC 3
First-Year Composition Any approved general education course in the First Year Composition area FYC 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Oral Comm 3
MAT120 or
MAT121 or
MAT122
Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra Mathematics 3–5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
18
CIS117DM or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB or
CIS276DC
Microsoft Access: Database Management or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database or Oracle Database RC 3
CIS126DL or
MST150++
Linux Operating System or Microsoft Windows (any course) RC 3
CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals RC 3
CIS159 Visual Basic Programming I RC 3
First-Year Composition Any approved general education course in the First Year Composition area FYC 3
SBU200 Society and Business SB 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
13
CIS162AD C#: Level I RC 3
CIS163AA Java Programming: Level I RC 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area HU 3
Natural Science Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
Restricted Electives RE 15

Program Electives

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

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS162AB C++: Level I RE 3
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 Python RE 3
CIS259 Visual Basic Programming II RE 3
CIS262AB C++: Level II RE 3
CIS262AD C# Level II RE 3
CIS263AA Java Programming: Level II RE 3
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows RE 3
CIS249 Software Testing for Quality Assurance RE 3
CIS250 Management of Information Systems RE 3
CIS190 or
CNT140 or
CNT140AA or
MST140
Introduction to Local Area Networks or Cisco Networking Basics or Introduction to Networks or Microsoft Networking Essentials RE 3–4

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = 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

Disclaimer

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

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.

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