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
|CS 134||Programming Fundamentals||4|
|or CIS 142||Beginning Programming using Python|
|COMS 121||Public Speaking||3|
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|MATH 171||College Algebra*||3|
|PSYC 130||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|CS 200||Concepts of Programming Algorithms Using C++*||4|
|or CS 205||Concepts of Programming Algorithms using Java*|
|CIS 204||UNIX Scripting and Utilities*||3|
|BIOL 135||Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology||4-5|
|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 122||Composition II*||3|
|CS 235||Object-Oriented Programming Using C++*||4|
|or CIS 240||Advanced Topics in Java*|
|CS 210||Discrete Structures I*||3|
|CIS 260||Database Management*||4|
|ECON 132||Survey of Economics||3|
|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.
Note: If a science course of less than five credit hours is taken, a one hour elective is required.
|CS 250||Basic Data Structures using C++*||4|
|or CS 255||Basic Data Structures Using Java*|
|CS 211||Discrete Structures II*||3|
|PHYS 130||College 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 Program Hours: 63-64