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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2009-2010 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems, A.S.

Computer Information Systems (300)
Associate in Science Degree

The degree in Computer Information Systems is intended to give the student the opportunity to explore many of the alternatives in the computer field before making a career choice, to provide a unique program in which computer courses can complement and supplement liberal arts studies, or to allow the student to complete the first two years of basic course requirements for most baccalaureate degrees in the computer field. The Computer Information Systems curriculum has set requirements at a minimum in order to give students the chance to choose courses that are required at their prospective transfer institutions.

NOTE: Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled in the fall; second/fourth semester courses will be scheduled in the spring. The student is encouraged to use the curriculum planner to keep track of courses taken and those still needed. In some cases, one or more courses may be taken in a different order than indicated on the planner. However, individual course prerequisites must be observed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites – Some courses require another course be taken beforehand or at the same time. To check if a course has a prerequisite or corequisite, see the course description.

Minimum - 63 credits

Required Courses

Group II - 9 credits

Click here for a list of Group II courses. 

The Social Science requirements will be met by taking one course each from at least two different categories in Group II.

Group III - 7 credits

Click here for a list of Group III courses. 

The number of credits required (7) in Group III is in addition to the Core Mathematics elective. A minimum of 4 credits of laboratory science must be selected as part of the Group III requirement.

Computer Electives - 15 credits

          Computer Programming Elective 3 credits
          Computer Elective 3 credits
          Computer Elective 3 credits
          Computer Elective 3 credits
          Computer Elective 3 credits


Of the following computer courses, only two can be taken as Computer Electives: COMP 101, COMP 115, COMP 210 and COMP 242. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with a transfer counselor from their prospective 4-year institution before choosing computer electives.

General Electives - 9 credits