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 Degree
Academic Plan
Programming and System Analysis (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3844
Total Credits Required
64–67

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 should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15-17
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
Mathematics 3–5
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or
Microeconomic Principles or
Society and Business
SB 3

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
ACC111 Accounting Principles I RC 3
CIS126DA or
CIS126DL or
MST150++
UNIX Operating System 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

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16-17
CIS190 or
CNT140AA or
MST140AA
Introduction to Local Area Networks or
Introduction to Networks or
Microsoft Networking Essentials
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
Restricted Elective RE 3

Term 4

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15-18
CIS225 or
CIS225AB or
CIS250
Business Systems Analysis and Design or
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design or
Management of Information Systems
RC 3
CIS119DO or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Advanced Microsoft Access: Database Management 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
C Programming I or
Java Programming: Level I
Select 2 courses for a total of 6 credits RC 3–6
GBS233 Business Communication RC 3
Restricted Elective RE 3

Program Electives

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

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS251 Computer Game Development - Level II 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 RE 3
CIS262AD C# Level II 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

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.

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