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The Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Computer Information Systems will:

  • prepare students for a diverse, interesting, challenging, and productive career in today’s information technology environment
  • maintain the standards of, and be consistent with, the mission of the College in providing high-quality, occupational preparation
  • provide current, quality, and relevant computer-based courses and learning experiences
  • meet the challenge of providing skills demanded by the rapidly changing technological environment
  • inculcate critical thinking and problem-solving abilities in the students’ learning experiences
  • provide the first two years of education for students wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related area at a four-year (transfer) institution
  • expose students to the mobile career opportunities available in modern business and to show them how they can move from entry-level positions into managerial positions
  • teach information technology (IT) practices and procedures to students desiring to assume responsible positions in various types of businesses including government, high-tech firms, law firms, manufacturing, and health care fields
  • develop specific IT skills needed in a variety of businesses (programming, computer applications, communication, customer/user support)