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Computer Science & Information Systems: Programming (AAS)

The Computer Science & Information Systems: Programming (AAS) degree is designed to prepare students for a career in computer programming and software development. As an AAS student, you will complete approximately 15 credit hours of general education courses and 46-58 credit hours of courses most appropriate to address the intended outcome of the career program. The AAS is designed to prepare a student for employment in a specific occupational area.

First Year

First Semester

EN101English I3
BT160Microcomputer Ap.3
IT280Computer Hardware3
IT110Fundamentals of Information Technology3
Math Requirement (MT110 or higher) 3

Second Semester

BT210Web Page Design I3
SP175Speech Communications OR
SP220Interpersonal Communications3
IT260Advanced Database Management3
IT185Python Programming3
IT123Intro to Networks3
BT240Employment Strategies1

Second Year

First Semester

IT266Computer Operating Systems3
HI103American History to 1877 Or
HI104American History Since 1877 Or
PL216National Government3
IT235System Administration and IT Infrastructure3
IT234Programming I3

Second Semester

IT244Programming II3
BA285Business Ethics3
IT285Introduction to Cyber Security3
IT270CS&IS Internship4

1Any course from BT, BA, MF, or IT.

  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. Consider any prior college credit to avoid repeating coursework. We will need official transcripts for these courses.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
  • Tracking Classes – It is very important to meet with your advisor prior to enrollment every semester. Your advisor will be sure that you are staying on track to graduate, taking appropriate courses that will transfer, meeting transfer requirements, and remain eligible for any financial aid.
  • Financial Aid – Financial Aid can be affected by the number of credit hours you take each semester. Speak with a Financial Aid Representative if you have questions or want to withdraw from a class.
  • Changes – Keep your advisor informed of any degree changes or future educational goals. If you start to struggle, your advisor can assist you in developing a plan to get you back on track!

The graduate with an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Science & Information Systems will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Analyze computer and technology related problems and design solutions by applying appropriate use of tools, methodologies and/or processes.
  • Design, develop, and maintain application software on various devices.
  • Apply appropriate techniques to manage and maintain computers, information systems, and networks of different scales.
  • Design, develop and maintain database systems using current techniques and software.
  • Effectively use common office and productivity software.
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace, in all forms, and be able to participate in discussion and group activity.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in the workplace.

Program Contact Information

Cory Cooksey

Computer Science & Information Systems Instructor
[email protected]
(660) 357-6319

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