Associate in Science Degree

About the Program: This curriculum is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge to design and modify custom programs and specialized applications. The student will analyze, design, develop, test, and maintain computer and internet-based applications consistent with the environment in which they work. They will use developmental tools and programming languages to create, modify, and test software. The student will work with hardware and operating systems both locally and on a network environment. They will document their work and test work with users in the environment to ensure it is error free and meets application requirements.

An internship experience enhances the curriculum and allows the student to apply their skills to an on-the-job experience. The program provides curriculum to match the changing needs of business and industry. Upon graduation the student is prepared to obtain a job in the Information Technology field or pursue an advanced degree at a four-year college or university.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze, develop, and design code through knowledge and comprehension of information systems concepts and skills
  2. Identify, gather, measure summarize, verify, analyze, design, develop and test programs and hardware design.
  3. Identify and solve unstructured problems in unfamiliar setting and exercise judgment based on facts.
  4. Communicate through development of proficiency in oral/written/electronic communication skills and the development of the ability to explain programming concepts and code to others.
  5. Work collaboratively with a diverse team, including organization, control, and assessments of group-based work, and provide leadership when appropriate.
  6. Apply current technology, analyze business problems, and design and develop software.
  7. Communicate using network technologies, access information via internet, and understand information integrity and security issues.
  8. Gain awareness of legal, regulatory, and ethical issues facing the profession, awareness of information technology and network security, and understanding the methods for creating and managing change in organizations

Graduation Checklist

Information Systems Degree – Graduation Checklist

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.


Information Systems by Degree Requirements

 

Program Requirements 18 Credits
CSC*105 Programming Logic 3
CST*120 Introduction to Operating Systems  3
+ CSC*295 Coop Ed/Work Experience  3
+ CSC*231 Database Design I  3
+ CST*228 Voice and Data Interworking orCSC*220 Object Orientation Programming Using JAVA 3
+ CSC*205 Visual Basic I or+ CST*231 Data Comm. & Networks 3
Business Requirements
6 Credits
+ BMG*202 Principles of Management  3
+ BMG*204 Managerial Communications  3
General Education Requirements
29-30 Credits
+ ENG*101 Composition++   3
COM*101 Intro to Mass Communication or+ COM*173 Public Speaking  3
+ MAT*137 Intermediate Algebra++   3
Mathematics Elective +++  8
Sociology or Psychology elective  3
Science  3-4
Fine Arts Elective  3
ECN*102 Principles of Microeconomics  3
Multimedia Elective (Choose one) 3 Credits
+ DGA*241 Internet Web Design I + DGA*120 Digital Imaging I+ DGA*223 Digital Illustration+ DGA*242 Internet Web Design II
Open Elective
6 Credits
 Total credits: 62-63

Notes:

+ This course has a prerequisite.
++ Placement testing is required.
++ MAT*168, MAT*173,  MAT*186 or higher.
+++  + MAT*168 (Elementary Statistics and Probability I), + MAT*173 (College Algebra with Technology), + MAT*186 (Precalculus), or higher.