Program Details

Career Program

Computer Information Systems

Program Information:

Associate of Applied Science

Faculty Advisor: Bill Warburton · Phone: 410-386-8464 · Email:

The Computer Information Systems program is designed to prepare students for a career in computer technology or to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The program provides the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a successful career in those areas of business, education, government and other fields in which computers are routinely used for information processing. In particular, the Computer Information Systems program offers instruction for pursuing information technology careers. The courses teach students how software and hardware interrelate to build a cohesive approach to solving problems.

By using the ARTSYS website, available in the Advising and Transfer Center in A102, students can plan a course of study that will transfer to computer-related programs at four-year institutions. This sequence is specifically designed to enable transfer to the University of Baltimore’s Applied Information System program and may be useful as a guide for transfer to other programs or institutions; it is not designed for students interested in either computer science or computer engineering. Students interested in immediate careers in computer technology will be able to tailor the program’s eight elective credits to meet their career objectives.


Program Requirements
 CIS-101  Introduction to Computer
 Information Systems
 3 credits
 CIS-132  Principles of Programming  4 credits
 CIS-137  Introduction to Web Development Technologies  3 credits
 CIS-139  Principles of Computer Technology  4 credits
 CIS-232  Advanced Principles of Programming  4 credits
 CIS-237  Developing Advanced Internet Applications  4 credits
   Refer to ARTSYS and the receiving institution's 
 catalog to select transferable courses
 7 credits
General Education Requirements
   Arts and Humanities  6 credits
   Biological and Physical Sciences  7 - 8 credits
   Emerging Issues  3 credits
   English Composition and Literature  6 credits
   Mathematics (MATH-121, Introduction to College
 Mathematics or higher is recommended)
 3 - 5 credits
   Social and Behavioral Sciences  3 credits
 ECON-102   Social and Behavioral Sciences   3 credits
   Total Credits   60

Diversity/ World View requirement is not met by program requirements. Be sure to select an appropriate course from General Education choices to meet this requirement.

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