Academics

Computer Information Systems – Technical 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 Technical Emphasis. The baccalaureate degree prepares the student for careers in computer programming, software design, and (with experience) management positions in software development.

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 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *9
MATH 122DISCRETE MATHEMATICS I 3
CHEM 130GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4
LIFE SCIENCE *4
FINE ARTS *3
HUMANITIES *3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMPSC 115
or
CS I: ESSENTIALS OF PROGRAMMING 
or
3
CMPSC 125CS I: PROGRAMMING IN C++ 3
CMPSC 135
or
CS II: PROGRAMMING IN JAVA 
or
3
CMPSC 212CS II: ADVANCED PROGRAMMING IN C ++ 3
MATH 222CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I 5
MATH 223CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II 4
MATH 224CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III 4
PHYS 211ENGINEERING PHYSICS: MECHANICS 4

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; MATH 222; CMPSC 115 or 125; CHEM 130
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; MATH 223; CMPSC 135 or 212; PHYS 211
Summer SemesterSocial Science
Fall Semester 2COMM 110; Humanities; Social Science; MATH 224
Spring Semester 2MATH 122; Humanities/Fine Arts; Life Science; Social Science; Fine Arts

Program Contact Information

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

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training