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 Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer)

Associate of Science Career Option

2 years (4 semesters)

Certificates in Java and Visual Basic.NET are available. See advisor for information.

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.

The Associate of Applied Science degree puts graduates to work in the computer programming field. 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.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

CIS-126

Introduction to Programming Logic with Language

4

CIS-207

Fundamentals of Web Programming

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

MAT-102

Intermediate Algebra

4

 

 

14

Second Semester

CIS-172

Java

4

CIS-333

Database and SQL

4

CIS-609

Visual Basic.NET

4

ENG-105

Composition I

3

 

 

15

Summer

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication or

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

 

 

 

3

Third Semester

CIS-176

Java II

4

CIS-192

Internet Programming II

4

CIS-610

Advanced Visual Basic.NET

4

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

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Humanities or History/Cultures

3

 

 

18

Fourth Semester

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

4

BUS-290

Employment Search and Workplace Success

1

CIS-153

Data Structures

4

CIS-180

J2EE Servlets and JSP

4

CIS-504

Structured Systems Analysis

3

 

 

16

Total program credit hours

66

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