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Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems provides the graduate with the knowledge and applied technical skills needed to enter computer-related occupations in the business/industry job market.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems will be able to:

  1. accurately read and communicate technical information;
  2. analyze and respond to real world technology issues;
  3. interact with computer professionals;
  4. demonstrate skills for entry-level employment in information technology; and
  5. navigate and use the Internet for communication and research.

Specific Degree Information

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor concerning required courses and sequencing for this degree.

This program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). In order to be eligible for graduation from this program transfer students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 technical credit hours from Bossier Parish Community College.

  • Students who are in the internship* of the Computer Information Systems Program must be available for 100 hours of internship.
  • Internship students must be prepared to complete internship rotations at an out of town facility.
  • Internship students must adhere to internship site requirements which include but may not be limited to background checks, drug screens, and orientation meetings.

*In special circumstances the internship may be substituted with Dean and Program Director approval with a 200 level CIS/CIT course.

Required courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems


Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
CIS 100: IT Principles 3
CIS 107: Skills for IT Success 3
CIS 111: Internet Technology 3
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students 3
or MATH 102:   College Algebra
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIS 106: Intro to Management Systems 3
CIT 112: Support of Emerging Technologies (A+) 3
CIS 114: Microsoft Windows Client 3
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
  Natural Science Elective** 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
CIS 118: Help Desk Operations 3
CIS 250: Intro to Cloud Computing 3
CIS 260: IP Telephony 3
SPCH 110: Public Speaking  3
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective** 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIS 227: Computer System Design 3
CIS 282: IT Project Management 3
CIS 298: CIS Internship 3
  CIS/CIT Approved Elective* 3
  Humanities Elective**  3
    15
Total Credit Hours 60
     
* CIS/CIT Approved Electives must be chosen from: CIS 140, CIS 141, CIS 205, CIS 207, CIS 299, CIT 101, CIT 102, CIT 110, CIT 115, CIT 130, CIT 150, CIT 170, CIT 235.
**Approved general education elective courses
 For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course. 
This program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).  In order to be eligible for graduation from this program transfer, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 technical credit hours from Bossier Parish Community College.

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