• Computer Information Systems Curriculum


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree

    Catalog 2018-2019

    The general Computer Information System (CIS) degree is designed to be the foundation upon which the CIS options are rooted. It is not intended or advised that a student should major in this degree. Rather, that the student who is uncertain of a specific major should begin here, and then advance into one of the degree options as they progress. Faculty advising is strongly recommended for students considering this degree. In many cases, students may create a customized schedule to support training in specific topics.

    As a foundation, students beginning here can earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, earn any of a number of specialized certificates, or receive specific training in any of the following areas:

    • Technical Support Specialist (general technical support, help desk, etc.)
    • Network and Operating Systems Management (CISCO, Windows, Linux, basic cyber security)
    • Web Developer (web page development, front end and back end development, and more)
    • Apple® Mobile App Developer (iOS Apps using Swift)

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

    • Appraise computer equipment and peripherals characteristically used in a business environment
    • Explain ethical, legal, and societal implications inherent in information technology including the historical context of modern computing.
    • Describe and demonstrate the functions and features of current operating systems
    • Demonstrate proficiency in common industry software applications to effectively communicate in a professional business setting
    • Demonstrate ability to research business and employment information using published materials, electronic media, databases, and the Internet
    • Demonstrate organizational communication skills, both oral and written, through effective use of technological tools
    • Prepare an effective e-portfolio for a career search
    • Apply critical thinking skills during the problem solving process to address organizational and technical problems
    • Work collaboratively to share information, resolve conflict and make decisions
    • Prepare a comprehensive plan for implementing a LAN (local area network) in a small business environment
    • Demonstrate skills that meet industry standards and certification requirements in the use of system hardware, operating systems technologies, and application systems
    • Compare and contrast web presence solutions such as web site and/or Mobile Applications development and implementation.

    Specific program and class information can be obtained by calling the Computer Information Systems department at 503-491-7515, or visiting our website at www.mhcc.edu/CTEPrograms/.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS100 Computer Careers Exploration
    1
    ISTM151N

    Preparation for Network+ or
    CIS151 Fundamentals of Networks

    4
    ISTM183A Preparation for A+ Essentials
    3
    ISTM183C Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
    3
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)
    4
    15
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS122 Computer Concepts III
    4
    CIS125SS Spreadsheets
    3
    CIS125WP Word Processing
    3
    CIS225 Computer End-User Support I
    4
    ISTM183B Preparation for A+ Practical Application
    3
    17
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS125DB Desktop Database
    3
    CIS195 Web Development I
    3
    CIS197HTM Web Authoring: HTML and CSS 3
    3
    ISTM140L Linux Fundamentals
    4
    Elective: Course not already in curriculum, with prefix BA, CIS, CS or ISTM
    3-4
    16-17
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS244 Introduction to Systems Analysis
    3
    CIS276 SQL
    4
    CIS279S Windows Server
    4
    WR121 English Composition
    4
    15
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA267 Business Project Management or
    BA101 Introduction to Business
    4
    CIS284S Preparation for Security +
    4
    WR227 Technical Report Writing
    4
    ISTM283A

    Fundamentals of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity or
    ISTM235MA Mobile Apps 1:Beginner

    4
    Health and Physical Education requirement
    3
    19
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    HUM202

    Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
    BA285 Leadership and Human Relations

    3
    CIS297 Capstone Project Development
    4
    WE280CA Cooperative Education Internship
    4
    ISTM283F

    Practical Digital Forensics or
    ISTM235MB Mobile Apps 2: Intermediate

    4
    15
    Total Credits 97-98

    Students planning to transfer to a four-year school must consult with the institution they will be attending as well as work with a CIS faculty adviser. In all schedule planning, it is important for the student to check the course description for prerequisite information.