Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Program Description:  The Associate of Science degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) provides students with the courses normally taken in the first two years of a Computer Information Systems program at a four-year college or university. Upon transfer the degree prepares students for a wide variety of applications found within the computing and information technology fields. With specialization in areas such as Networking, Database Management, Programming or Information Assurance and Security, students prepare for a range of careers, including systems analyst, database programmer, database administrator, network administrator, business applications developer, technical writer, and systems designer.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of degree.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 CR Advising Notes
COSC 1436 - Programming Fundamentals I 4
MATH 1324 - Math for Business and Social Science 3
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 - United States History I 3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking 3 May select a different course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum; choose from SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321
16 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2 CR Advising Notes
COSC 1437 - Programming Fundamentals II 4
MATH 1325 - Calculus for Business and Social Science 3
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 - United States History II 3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
Creative Arts Core Elective 3 Select a course from the Creative Arts section of the Core Curriculum. Choose from ARCH 1301, 1302, 1311; ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DRAM 1310, 2361, 2362, 2366; or MUSI 1306, 1308, 1310.
16 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3 CR Advising Notes
COSC 2436 - Programming Fundamentals III 4
Life and Physical Science Core Elective 4 Select from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum. Choose a 4 credit hour course or a 3 credit hour course plus associated 1 credit hour lab.
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Elective 3 Select from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the Core Curriculum.
14 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4 CR Advising Notes
COSC 2425 - Computer Organization 4
Life and Physical Science Core Elective 4 Select from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum. Choose a 4 credit hour course or a 3 credit hour course plus associated 1 credit hour lab.
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3
ECON 2302 - Principles of Economics (Micro) 3 May select ECON 2301 or ECON 2302 from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the Core Curriculum; ECON 2302 is recommended. ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Science degree
14 Program Semester Hours
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

This Computer Information Systems degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and be applied to their baccalaureate degree program.

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site: https://www.blinn.edu//transfer-information