Mar 27, 2023
Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T)
Computer Information Systems Specialists work with businesses, governments, and other organizations that use computer hardware and software every day. They provide day-to-day support for users. They make sure all parts of a computer system work to meet the organization’s goals. They use their strong communications skills to help and work with a variety of people within an organization.
Graduates of the AAS-T Information Technology - Support Specialist program are prepared for the BAS-IS program, or for general Information Technology positions such as technical support, help desk, or other business-oriented systems environments. The program offers students the ability to take a cross-section of CIS classes that introduces them to the major domains of information technology rather than specializing in a single domain. This includes programming, web design, networking, and security. The program stresses soft skills such as communication and teamwork.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Effectively use computers to automate business information systems.
- Effectively analyze, design, and build application solutions to support business needs.
- Effectively analyze, design, and build Web solutions to support business needs.
- Effectively analyze, design, and build network solutions to support business needs.
- Effectively analyze, design, and deploy IT security solutions to support business needs.
- Effectively fulfill business needs with IT solutions.
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing in the context of common business practices.
- Work as a team member in a business information system environment to accomplish the goals of a global organization.
- Follow simple and complex directions, exhibit a high level of attention to detail, and will be able to demonstrate a strong adherence to good time management practices.
Required Courses (96-98 Credits)
Communication (15 Credits)
Quantitative /Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)
Required CIS Core Courses (28 credits)
Network and Security Courses (8-10 Credits)
Choose One of the Following Three Course Pairs
Electives (10 credits)
- BUS& 101 - Intro to Business Credits: 5
- PSYC& 100 - General Psychology Credits: 5
- SOC& 101 - Intro to Sociology Credits: 5
Students planning to transfer to Old Dominion University (ODU) should select BUS& 101 and PSYC& 101
Students planning to transfer to OC’s BAS-IS program should select BUS& 1010 and SOC& 101
Students planning to transfer to Western Washington University’s Computer and Information Systems Security program should select PSYC& 100 and SOC& 101.
Program progression is contingent on a grade of 2.0 or above in each CIS and degree specialization course.