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Computer Information Systems - Associate of Arts

AA Degree

Lisa Crowe, MPA, Chair, Business & CIS Division
J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 109
(270) 384-8124 

Tim Curry, MS, Program Coordinator
J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 206
(270) 384-8142

Full-time program faculty:  Tim Curry, MS; Richard P. Hagan, MS


Mission Statement

The mission of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) program is to educate students in the fundamental areas of the information systems discipline, including applications software, operating systems, hardware, networking, and Web site development, preparing them for employment or further study.

The CIS program offers an Associate of Arts degree in Computer Information Systems.  Courses in computing also support the Business Management Associate of Arts degree and Business Administration Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Computer Information Systems degree is not accredited by the International Assembly of College Business Education (IACBE).

Graduation Requirements

Some courses taken for the major may simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (associate's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education program.


Program Requirements: 32 hours

Along with the general education program, students must complete the major's core and related studies requirement.

A.  Core Requirements:  29 hours   

  • Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) is   a prerequisite for CIS 1013 and CIS 2713 unless waiver requirements are met -- 3 hours
  • Computer Concepts & Applications (CIS 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Computing Fundamentals (CIS 1013) -- 3 hours
  • Microcomputer System Management (CIS 2014) -- 4 hours
  • Web Design & Development (CIS 2053) -- 3 hours
  • Networking (CIS 2064) -- 4 hours
  • Database Applications (CIS 2073) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Computational Science (CIS 2713) -- 3 hours
  • Visual Basic Programming (CIS 3823) -- 3 hours

B.  Related Studies Requirement:  3 hours

  • Business Computer Applications (BUSI 3503) -- 3 hours




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