Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 
    Jul 24, 2024  
Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, Computer Information Systems Specialization

Degree:  Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies with a Specialization in Computer Information Systems

Length:  Four-semester (two-year) program

Purpose:  The Associates of Arts and Sciences Degree Program in General Studies – Computer Information Systems Specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program with a major in information systems, computer science or a related discipline. The program provides a strong general education background and the basics of software design and the fundamentals of information security.

Program Requirements:  In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, completion of a General Studies program requires competency in English and Math – MDE 10 as demonstrated through direct enrollment and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MDE units or equivalent. Students are urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the Student Services Office of the community college in planning their program and selecting electives. Note the guaranteed admission and articulation agreements referenced in the Admissions section apply only to students who complete the Associate Degree.

Suggested Credits for Semester: 16

Suggested Credits for Semester: 15

Third Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 16

Suggested Credits for Semester: 14

Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum: 61

1 Social Science Electives - ECO 201 , ECO 202 , GEO 210 , GEO 220 , PLS 135 , PSY 200 , PSY 215 , PSY 216 , PSY 230 , SOC 200  

2 Orientation Electives - SDV 100 SDV 101 SDV 104 SDV 108 SDV 110  

3 Literature Electives - ENG 245 ENG 246  

4 Humanities Electives - ART 101 , CST 151 HUM 201 MUS 121 PHI 100 PHI 220 , REL 230  

5 Health or PED Elective - HLT 110 , PED 107 PED 109 PED 111 PED 147  

NOTE:  Transfer students are advised to consider four-year college and university requirements in making their choices.