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Computer Information Systems, A.S. (050.4) ♦

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Allegheny, Boyce, North, South, Online
Associate of Science

This program prepares students with a broad knowledge in computer information systems for transfer to a four-year institution. Students may continue in their studies at another college and earn a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, or information technology.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will:

  1. Explain how a computer system’s hardware components impact performance of software.
  2. Implement programs using various data structures and abstract data types.
  3. Design a database application system with a representative DBMS.
  4. Create advanced graphical user interface components in a program or database.  

Degree Requirements

Total: 16 Credits

Total: 16–17 Credits

Total: 14–15 Credits

Total: 14–15 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 60–63

Students transferring to a college involved with PA-TRAC (Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center) and pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science can transfer seamlessly by taking the appropriate electives. Students must see an advisor or counselor regarding electives in the following areas:

1 Humanities Elective: Two courses from the approved PA-TRAC list of humanities electives recommended. See Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation .

2 Restricted Elective: Take one course of computers, math, science, social science or humanities electives.

3 Social Sciences Elective: Two courses from the approved PA-TRAC list of social science electives recommended. See Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation .

4 Mathematics Electives: Students transferring to a TAOC institution must take Discrete Mathematics (MAT-135), Probability and Statistics (MAT-165) and Calculus 1 (MAT-201).

5 Science Electives: Take two lab-based science course sequence such as General Chemistry (CHM-151 and 152), General Biology (BIO-151 and 152), Anatomy and Physiology (BIO-161 and 162), or non-calculus Physics (PHY-141 and 142).

Students transferring to a non-TAOC institution or transferring to an Information Science, Cybersecurity or Information Technology degree other than a Bachelors in Computer Science should consult with a transfer counselor and their preferred baccalaureate institution when choosing a course to fulfill any elective.

Transfer Opportunities

Articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to California University of Pennsylvania , Capella University , La Roche College , Pennsylvania College of Technology , Pennsylvania State University Commonwealth Campuses , Robert Morris University . It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See www.ccac.edu/articulation for details.

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