Computer Information Systems - Business Emphasis

This area of study is designed for people planning to transfer to a four-year college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science with an Information Systems emphasis. The baccalaureate degree prepares the student for careers in computer programming, systems analysis, and (with experience) management positions in computer information systems.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
ECON 110 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS  3
ECON 111 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
MATH 122 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS I  3
LIFE SCIENCE * 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 4
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCTG 120 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING  4
CMPSC 120 BUSINESS COMPUTER SYSTEMS  3
CMPSC 115
or
CS I: ESSENTIALS OF PROGRAMMING 
or
3
CMPSC 125 CS I: PROGRAMMING IN C++  3
CMPSC 135
or
CS II: PROGRAMMING IN JAVA 
or
3
CMPSC 212 CS II: ADVANCED PROGRAMMING IN C ++  3
MATH 115 COLLEGE ALGEBRA  4
MATH 135 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES  4
APPROVED ELECTIVE ** 3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Approved Elective should be selected from CMPSC or CMWEB.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; ECON 110; MATH 115; CMPSC 120; CMPSC 115 or 125
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; ECON 111; MATH 135; CMPSC 135 or 212; COMM 110
Fall Semester 2ACCTG 120; Physical Science; Fine Arts; Humanities
Spring Semester 2MATH 122; Life Science; Humanities/Fine Arts; Social Science; Approved Elective

Program Contact Information

Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training