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CIS 201   Introduction to Information Systems* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : ACCT 121.

This course introduces students to contemporary information systems and demonstrates how these systems are used throughout global organizations. Students will study key information system components and learn how these components are best leveraged by businesses. This course also provides an introduction to systems and development concepts, technology acquisition and various types of emerging or prevalent application software.

Computer Information Systems, AAS

Employment opportunities for programmer analysts and related positions continue to be strong and growing. Key areas include object-oriented programming, database management, client-server applications, security and mobile development. JCCC’s associate of applied science in computer information systems focuses on skills needed for entry-level software development and related positions. The program is designed to prepare professionals with skills that are applicable to different computing systems. With its emphasis on practical experience and on currency in software and curriculum, the program has much to offer the information systems professional who wishes to upgrade or broaden his or her knowledge of the field. (Major Code 2930; State CIP Code 11.0201) Programming Program web page Associate of Applied Science Degree First Semester CS 134 Programming Fundamentals 4 or  CIS 142 Beginning Programming using Python ENGL 121 Composition I* 3 MATH 171 College Algebra* 3 OR Any Precalculus/Calculus Course WEB 110 HTML and CSS 3 Social Science and/or Economics Elective 3 Note: An Economics course is recommended. Transfer students should take a social science/economics course that transfers to their chosen school. Total Hours 16 ^ See all AAS general education electives Second Semester CIS 204 UNIX Scripting and Utilities* 3 CS 200 Concepts of Programming Algorithms Using C++* 4 or  CS 201 Concepts of Programming Algorithms using C#* or  CS 205 Concepts of Programming Algorithms using Java* Note: Transfer students should take the language that transfers to their chosen school. Java or C# is recommended for most career students. C++ is recommended for embedded systems and Java for mobile development. IT 141 Introduction to Networks 3 COMS 120 Interpersonal Communication 3 or  COMS 121 Public Speaking or  COMS 125 Personal Communication or  ENGL 123 Technical Writing I* Humanities Elective 3 Note: PHIL 124 or PHIL 143 is recommended. Transfer students should take a humanities course that transfers to their chosen school. Total Hours 16 ^   See all AAS general education electives Third Semester Full Semester Courses: Technical Elective (see below) 3 CIS 242 Introduction to System Design and Analysis* 3 CIS 260 Database Management* 4 CS 235 Object-Oriented Programming Using C++* 4 or  CS 236 Object-Oriented Programming Using C#* or  CIS 240 Advanced Topics in Java* First or Second Five Week Session: WEB 114 Web Scripting: JavaScript I* 2 Total Hours 16 Fourth Semester Technical Elective (see below) 3 Note: WEB 124 is recommended, a minimum of 6 total hours is required for Technical Electives. CIS 264 Application Development and Programming* 4 CIS 275 Web-Enabled Database Programming* 4 CS 250 Basic Data Structures using C++* 4 or  CS 255 Basic Data Structures Using Java* Total Hours 15 Technical Electives ACCT 121 Accounting I 3 CIS 201 Introduction to Information Systems* 3 CIS 208 Mobile Application Development* 4 CIS 240 Advanced Topics in Java* 4 CIS 270 Information Systems Internship* 3 CIS 291 Independent Study* 1-7 CIS 292 Special Topics:* 1-4 CS 210 Discrete Structures I* 3 CS 211 Discrete Structures II* 3 CS 235 Object-Oriented Programming Using C++* 4 CS 236 Object-Oriented Programming Using C#* 4 CS 250 Basic Data Structures using C++* 4 CS 255 Basic Data Structures Using Java* 4 DS 210 Introduction to Data Science 3 DS 220 Data Visualization 3 DS 230 SQL for Data Analysis 3 DS 240 Introduction to Statistical Programming 3 DS 260 Data Mining* 3 DS 270 Introduction to Machine Learning* 3 DS 280 Big Data Architecture 3 WEB 124 Web Scripting: JavaScript II* 2 WEB 126 Technical Interface Skills* 3 WEB 128 Server Scripting: PHP with MySQL* 2 Total Program Hours: 63  

Computer Support Specialist Networking+/Security+ Certificate

The Computer Support Specialist Network+/Security+ 32-credit hour certificate provides additional technical skills and industry-recognized credentials for students to qualify for a wider range of high-demand positions across the broad field of information systems.   Upon completion of the certificate, students are prepared to take both the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ exams. Individuals may choose to enter the workforce with strong computer, network and security support skills, or continue another year of studies to complete their Computer Support Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree.

Computer Support Specialist, AAS

The Computer Support Specialist 61 credit hour Associate of Applied Science degree prepares individuals to provide technical assistance, support, and advice to computer users to troubleshoot software, hardware and networking problems. This two-year degree includes instruction in computer concepts, information systems, networking, security, operating systems, the Internet, software applications, help desk concepts, effective written and verbal communication skills, team management, project management, customer service and problem solving skills. Courses are completed in state-of-the-art computer labs at Johnson County Community College. Students are prepared to enter the workforce as a Computer User Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician, Technical Support Specialist or IT Support Representative.