Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Computer Information Systems

Business & Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time

Fall or Spring

Award

Associate of Science/Career Option degree

2 years (4 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science degree is also available.

Students who are creative with computer technology and want to work in the business world should consider a career in Computer Information Systems. Computers and other information technologies are the technical foundations, or tools, of information systems. Students learn to design, write, test and document computer programs in languages such as Java, C++ and Visual Basic.NET. The Associate of Science/Career Option degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year school and pursue a degree in Management Information Systems.

Career opportunities: computer programmer, business systems analyst, Web designer, operations systems analyst, client/server application developer, Internet programmer.

Required Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

4

CIS-126

Introduction to Programming Logic with Language

4

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

–––––––

Math requirement

3

 

 

17

Second Semester

CIS-153

Data Structures

4

CIS-172

Java

4

CIS-333

Database and SQL

4

ENG-106

Composition II

3

–––––––

Humanities or History/Cultures

3

 

 

18

Third Semester

ACC-156

Managerial Accounting

4

CIS-176

Java II

4

ECN-130

Principles of Microeconomics

3

MAT-157

Statistics

4

 

 

15

Fourth Semester

CIS-609

Visual Basic.NET

4

ECN-120

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

–––––––

Humanities or History/Cultures

3

 

 

16

Total program credit hours

66