Oakland Community College 


Associate in Applied Science

   The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Associate Degree program is designed to provide a solid foundation in the fundamental skills that are generally required to analyze system requirements and design solutions or, to support and manage the application of technology resources. These basic skills are routinely required by many different industries and higher-level educational programs. Four degree options of Systems Analysis, Computer Support, Homeland Security , or Software Engineering are available. Each option begins with core courses of information system fundamentals, database systems, networking, web systems, and software development. Additional courses are chosen in one area of specialization to complete the option requirements. Current computer tools and an emphasis on practical application provide a relevant learning environment.

   In addition to satisfying the core requirements, the student will also choose one of the following four options:

Computer Support (CIS.CSU.AASX)
Information Technologies for Homeland Security (CIS.THS.AASX)
Software Engineering (CIS.SWE.AASX)
Systems Analysis (CIS.SYA.AASX)

Core Requirements Credits
CIS 1050 Personal Computer Productivity Tools (MS-Office) 4
CIS 1100 Fundamentals of Information Systems 4
CIS 1200 Introduction to Database Systems 4
CIS 1300 Networking Concepts 4
CIS 1400 Introduction to Web System 4
CIS 1500 Introduction to Software Engineering (Java) 4

Required Supportive Courses
ACC 1500 Accounting for the Small Business Owner 3
BUS 1100 Introduction to Business 4
COM 1290 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1350 Business Communication 3
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
MAT 1150 Intermediate Algebra 4
MAT 1580 Statistics 4
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
General Education Requirement
See General Education Distribution Requirements
● Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.