Associate of Science with Emphasis in Information Systems Technology

The national and regional job outlook and earnings for careers in information technology continue to be strong. Employees in this sector may possess a diverse or concentrated background in areas such as software and hardware development, mobile computing, data storage and analysis, information security, system administration and integration, computer networking, mathematics and science.

Students completing the Associate of Science (AS) emphasis in Information Systems Technology will be prepared with a diverse set of skills that include the fundamentals of software development. They can then transfer credits seamlessly to the University of Kansas, Edwards campus, to complete a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in two additional years. Completion of the AS degree may help students obtain internships or entry-level jobs as they complete their bachelor's degree.

Important: Students graduating with an associate of science degree must complete an approved cultural diversity course. Some of the approved courses are able to meet both the cultural diversity requirement and a general education requirement. A list of approved cultural diversity courses can be found in the list of AS general education electives.

(Major Code 2940; State CIP Code 24.0101)

Associate of Science

First Semester

CS 134Programming Fundamentals4
ENGL 121Composition I*3
MATH 171College Algebra*3
PSYC 130Introduction to Psychology3
SPD 121Public Speaking3
Total Hours16

Second Semester

CS 200Concepts of Programming Algorithms Using C++*4
CIS 204UNIX Scripting and Utilities*3
BIOL 135Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology4-5
or CHEM 124
CHEM 125
General Chemistry I Lecture*
and General Chemistry I Lab*
NOTE: If a science course of less than five credit hours is taken, a one hour elective is required.
ENGL 122Composition II*3
Total Hours14-15
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Third Semester

CS 235Object-Oriented Programming Using C++*4
CS 210Discrete Structures I*3
CIS 260Database Management*4
ECON 132Survey of Economics3
Humanities Elective ^3
Note: Ethics is recommended as one of the two humanities electives. Humanities electives chosen must transfer to KU, and one of the humanities electives must satisfy the JCCC cultural diversity requirement.
Total Hours17
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Fourth Semester

Elective1
NOTE: If a science course of less than five credit hours is taken, a one hour elective is required.
CS 250Basic Data Structures using C++*4
CS 211Discrete Structures II*3
PHYS 130College Physics I*5
Humanities Elective ^3
Note: Ethics recommended as one of the two humanities electives. Humanities electives chosen must transfer to KU, and one of the humanities electives must satisfy the JCCC cultural diversity requirement.
Total Hours16
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Total Program Hours: 63