Computer Applications Technology

Computer Applications Technology - AAS

Major: 
3547
Effective term: 
2015 Fall
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
AAS
Total credits required: 
64
Description

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Computer Applications Technology Program includes courses in the following microcomputer areas: general usage and applications, operating systems, word processing, database, spreadsheets, and desktop publishing, Other skills which are integrated with the microcomputer training are accounting, English, and math. Many of the courses are offered in a self-paced format to enable students to enter and complete the program in a timely and flexible manner. Students take the courses for personal development of microcomputer skills and to prepare for or enhance employment. This degree program is designed to prepare students for entry-level occupations in the rapidly expanding field of computer information systems. Upon completion of the program students should be able to operate a microcomputer and use a variety of software in a professional manner.

Program notes

++ indicates any suffixed courses.

Requirements
Credits:30
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course in the "Required Courses" area.
CIS120++courses cannot be used to satisfy both 'Required Courses' and 'Restricted Electives' areas.
 
CIS114++Any Excel course(s) (1-3) 3
 
BPC117++Any Database Management: Oracle course(s) (1-3) 3 OR
CIS117++Any Database Management: Microsoft Access course(s) (1-3) 3
 
CIS118++Any Desktop Presentation: Power Point course(s) (1-3) 3
CIS120++Any Computer Graphics course(s) (1-3) 3
CIS121AEWindows Operating System: Level I 1
 
CIS133AAInternet/Web Development Level I-A (1) AND
CIS133BAInternet/Web Development Level I-B (1) AND
CIS133CAInternet/Web Development Level I-C (1)
OR
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I (3) 3
 
BPC/OAS135++Any Word Processing Software course 2
BPC138++Any Desktop Publishing course 3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks 3
OAS120Financial Record Keeping 3
Restricted Electives
Credits:9
Students should select nine (9) credits from the following courses in consultation with a program advisor.
 
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: IBM Adobe Illustrator 3
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation 3
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging 3
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
CIS/MMT140Survey of Multimedia Technology 2
CIS150Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I 3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II 3
 
OAS101AAComputer Typing I: Keyboard Mastery (1) OR
OAS102Computer Typing II: Document Production (3) 1-3
 
TQM/CSM101Quality Customer Service 3
CIS250Management of Information Systems 3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 25
 
General Education CoreCredits 15
 
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition 3
ENG111Technical Writing 3
ENG102First Year Composition is acceptable if ENG111 is not available.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3) 3
 
Critical ReadingCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Critical Reading area or equivalent as indicated by assessment. 3
 
MathematicsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area. 3
 
General Education DistributionCredits 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles 3
 
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate mastery of microcomputing accounting systems including the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll (OAS120)
  2. Use a microcomputer presentation program to create, store, modify and print presentations. (CIS118++)
  3. Use a microcomputer spreadsheet program to create, store, modify, and print electronic spreadsheets. (CIS114++)
  4. Use a microcomputer database program to create, store, modify, and generate reports. ( CIS117++)
  5. Use a microcomputer graphics program to create, store, and print charts, graphs, and other visual images for business purposes. (CIS120++)
  6. Use a microcomputer word processing system to create, modify, and print a variety of business documents. (BPC/OAS135++)
  7. Use appropriate commercial software packages to compose and print newsletters, flyers, resumes, brochures, advertisements, and other typical desktop publications from templates and models. (BPC138++)
  8. Use the Internet's communication features and information search and retrieval tools to solve problems. (CIS133++)
  9. Describe common uses of computers in modern business practices. (CIS105)
  10. Identify and describe common microcomputer hardware and software. (CIS105)
  11. Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and graphics software to complete common business operations and transactions. (CIS105)
  12. Use a graphical user interface (GUI) to control an operating system for enhancing and improving application functionality. (CIS121AE)
  13. Define and apply data communication terminology and hardware configurations associated with a Local Area Network computing environment to hands-on application of skill. (CIS190)