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Computer Information Systems

Program Chair
Kale Rudolph
Administration Bldg
(479) 508-3323
brudolph@atu.edu

With the growing importance of computers in the workplace and the emphasis on more sophisticated technologies, qualified computer technicians are in high demand. This program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to become network administrators. Training includes microcomputer operating systems, basic networking skills, computer repair and troubleshooting skills, and Internet knowledge. This program of study prepares students to sit for the A+ Certification exam.

Computer
Information
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Curriculum in Computer Information Systems Technical Certificate

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
BUS 1023

MATH 0803
Business Mathematics
or
Beginning Algebra (or higher math)
3
BUS 1303
or
COMS 1003
or
COMS 2003
Introduction to Computers
or
Microcomputer Applications
or
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
3
CIS 1113 Fundamentals of Computer Operation 3
CIS 1153 Networking I 3
CIS 1213 Operating Systems 3
Total 15
Spring
BUS 1003

ENGL 0303

ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Compositioin I
3
CIS 1103 Programming I 3
CIS 1253 Networking II 3
CIS 1243 HTML 3
CIS 1303 PC Maintenance 3
Total 15
Summer I
Approved Elective Credit 6
Total 6

Approved electives include (but are not limited to): BUS 2153 Database Management, any additional CIS course, any ICS course. Electives must be approved by the program director.

Curriculum in Computer Information Systems Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
MATH 1113 College Algebra 3
BUS 1303
or
COMS 1003
or
COMS 2003
Introduction to Computers
or
Microcomputer Applications
or
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
3
CIS 1113 Fundamentals of Computer Operation 3
CIS 1153 Networking I 3
CIS 1213 Operating Systems 3
Total 15
Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
CIS 1103 Programming I 3
CIS 1253 Networking II 3
CIS 1243 HTML 3
CIS 1303 PC Maintenance 3
Total 15
Summer I
Approved Elective Credit 6
Total 6
Fall
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
CIS 2133 Web Page Design 3
CIS 1203 Programming II 3
Approved Elective 3
Total 12
Spring
Any Approved Social Science 3
CIS 2143 Help Desk Support 3
CIS 2153 Programming in C++ 3
CIS 1233 Systems Analysis and Design 3
Total 12

Approved electives include (but are not limited to): BUS 2153 Database Management, any additional CIS course, any ICS course. Electives must be approved by the program director.