Associate in Applied Science in Programming and System Analysis

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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Programming and System Analysis (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3844
Total Credits Required
64–67
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Programming and System Analysis program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Program Prerequisites

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 may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems RC 3
CIS150 or
CIS150AB
Programming Fundamentals or Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals RC 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT150 or
MAT151 or
MAT152
College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions MA 3–5
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Society and Business SB 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC111 Accounting Principles I RC 3
CIS126DA or
CIS126DL or
MST150++
or Linux Operating System or Any Microsoft Windows course RC 3
CIS166++ Any Web Scripting course RC 3
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows RC 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS190 or
CNT140AA or
MST140AA
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks RC 4
Oral Communication Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area COM 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
Restricted Elective RE

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS225 or
CIS225AB or
CIS250
or Object-Oriented Analysis and Design or Management of Information Systems RC 3
CIS119DO or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database RC 3
CIS151 or
CIS159 or
CIS162++ or
CIS163AA
Computer Game Development -Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or Java Programming: Level I Select 2 courses for a total of 6 credits RC 3
GBS233 Business Communication RC 3
Restricted Elective RE

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
CIS251 Computer Game Development - Level II RE 3
CIS259 Visual Basic Programming II RE 3
CIS262 RE
CIS262AB C++: Level II RE 3
CIS262AC RE
CIS263AA Java Programming: Level II RE 3
CIS262AD C# Level II RE 3

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Disclaimer

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=125804).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019