Arapahoe Community College

2016-2017 Catalog

Computer Information Systems AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

CIP 110101 (BIZ2 / CSP2 / CIP1)

The Computer Information System (CIS) degree is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree that prepares students with a solid set of skills and knowledge in the Computer Information System field. The degree allows students to further their knowledge by pursuing an area of emphasis towards industry certification, computer programming or transferring to a 4-year university.*

Major courses are carefully selected in areas of Information Systems, Computer Networking, and Computer Programming to provide students with an exceptional foundation in the field.

Job opportunities exist in entry-level positions as a computer support professional or technician, systems analyst or computer programmer.

*The Business concentration allows students to transfer to Metropolitan State University - Denver (MSU-Denver) toward a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. Please see an advisor for more information.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College

Program Requirements

General Education Courses

(22 Credit hours)

COM 115

Public Speaking OR


COM 125

Interpersonal Communications


ENG 121

English Composition I (GT-CO1) OR


ENG 131

Technical Writing


MAT 121

College Algebra or hgher*


*Students transferring to MSU-Denver must take MAT 121

Select 12 credit hours from the following General Education courses:

BUS 115

Intro to Business


ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)*


ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)*


ENG 122

English Composition II (GT-CO2)*


HIS 121

U.S. History I(GT-HI1)


PHI 111

Introduction to Philosophy (GT-AH3)


POS 105

Introduction to Political Science (GT-SS1)


POS 111

American Government (GT-SS1)


PSY 101

General Psychology I (GT-SS3)


SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology (GT-SS3)


Major Courses

(25 Credit hours)

CIS 118

Intro to PC Applications*


CIS 220

Fundamentals of UNIX (Linux)*


CIS 240

Database Design and Development


CIS 243

Introduction to SQL*


CIS 267

Management of Information Systems*


CNG 121

Computer Technician I*


CNG 124

Networking I: Net+*


CSC 119

Introduction to Programming*


*Required for students transferring to MSU-Denver

Electives based on Concentration

(13-14 Credit hours)

Business Concentration*

ACC 121

Accounting Principles I


BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business


BUS 217

Business Communication and Report Writing


MAR 216

Principles of Marketing


Note: Students completing this Concentration and all prescribed coursework are eligible to transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems at MSU-Denver.

Programming Concentration

CSC 160

Computer Science I


CSC 161

Computer Science II


CSC 233

Object Oriented Programming


Choose one elective for CSC or CIS:

CIS 232, CIS 202, CSC 200, CSC 236, CSC 246 or other course with Department Approval




Computer Support Concentration

CNG 122

Computer Technician II


CNG 120

A+ Certification


CNG 132

Network Security Fundamentals


Choose one elective from the following:

CIS 232, CIS 287 or another CNG course with Department Approval





60-61 Credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 19 credit hours in the Major must be from CIS, CNG or CSC prefixes.
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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