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Why an AAS in Computer Information Systems?

Learn to work with corporate management and subject matter experts to analyze information needs and determine ways in which computer systems can be used to meet those needs.  An added dimension is the focus on business and communications skills that will enable graduates to understand and communicate in the business environment in order to apply effective solutions. If you have a passion for learning and adapting to new technology advancements, this may be the degree for you. The AAS program in Computer Information Systems offers students a wide introductory knowledge base that includes microcomputer applications, database, and operating systems in the business environment, as well as more in depth knowledge of an object oriented programming language.

Our hands-on instruction and well-equipped labs provide instruction that is aligned with networking standards and vendor certifications such as Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Sun Java Certified Associate (SJCA). Davenport also offers course credit for specific certifications. In addition, certification exams are highly recommended after completing certificate related courses. See our certification page for additional information. 

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Full Curriculum


The Computer Information Systems curriculum is designed to introduce students to programming in microcomputer and minicomputer environments. Students will learn programming, databases and operating systems in a business environment.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2016-2017 Recommended Program Sequence for Computer Information Systems, AAS and printable pdf download

Foundations of Excellence22 cr.
ACES100 or OPENAchieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
MATH150Pre-Calculus4 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
Foundations of Business6 cr.
BUSN210Professional Ethics3 cr.
MGMT211Management Foundations3 cr.
Foundations of Technology15 cr.
CISP111Requirements Planning and Developing3 cr.
CISP220Web Page Applications3 cr.
CSCI231Introduction to Programming3 cr.
MATH250Discrete Structures3 cr.
Choose one of the following:(3) cr.
CSCI232Object-Oriented Programming with C++3 cr.
CSCI234Object-Oriented Programming with C#3 cr.
CSCI239Object-Oriented Programming with Java3 cr.
Major17 cr.
CISP211E-Business Foundations3 cr.
CISP238Server Side Scripting I3 cr.
CISP247Database Design3 cr.
CISP253Perl/Python Scripting3 cr.
GPMT287Principles of Project Management3 cr.
TECHTechnology Elective2 cr.