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Arizona Programs of Study AZ Programs of study

Description

The Computer  Software Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions requiring computer application software skills.  The program offers emphases in PC Technician, Graphic and Web Design, General Technology  and Application Software Specialist.

 

General Education Requirements (25 credits)

*All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.
Course Course Title Hours
Composition (6 credits)    
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ENG 102 Collge Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)    
MAT 140 or higher. College Mathematics 5
Arts/Humanities (6 credits)    
Two courses.   6
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)    
Two courses.   6
Physical/Biological Sciences (4 credits)    
One course.   4

Degree Core Requirements (26 credits)

Course Course Title Hours
BUS 204 Business Communications 3
CIS 110 Windows, Internet & Online learning 3

CIS 120

Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
CIS 122  Introduction to MS Word 3
CIS 123  Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
CIS 125 Introduction to Databases 3
CIS 128 Introduction to Presentation Graphics 3
CIS 220 Computer Programming I 4
LDR 115 Workplace Ethics 1

Elective Tracks (11 credits)

Select at least 11 credit hours from one of the following tracks.
Course Course Title Hours
PC Technician Track    
CIS 130 Computer Repair and A+ Prep 4
CIS 161 UNIX Administration I 4
CIS 230 Implementing and Supporting Windows 4
CIS 240 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows Server 4
CIS 289 Internship I 1-6
CIS 298 Special Topics 1-6
Graphics and Web Design Track    
ART 130 Computer Graphics 3
ART 135 Photoshop 3
ART 136 Digital Photography 3
CIS 117 Introduction to Web Page Design 3
CIS 289 Internship I 1-6
CIS 298 Special topics 1-6
Application Software Specialist Track    
CIS 117  Introduction to Web Page Design 3
CIS 165 Basic Game Design Creation 3
CIS 167 Game Design Fundamentals 3
CIS 289 Internship I 1-6
CIS 298 Special Topics 1-6
General Technology Track    
ART 130 Computer Graphics 3
CIS 117 Introduction to Web Page Design 3
CIS 130 Computer Repair and A+ Prep 4
CIS 230 Implementing and Supporting Windows 4
CIS 240 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows Servers 4
CIS 289 Internship I 1-6
CIS 298 Special Topics 1-6
Video Game Development Track    
ART 130 Computer Graphics 3
CIS 165 Basic Game Design and Creation 3
CIS 167 Game Design Fundamentals 3
CIS 168 History of Video Games 3
CIS 289 Internship I 1-6
CIS 298 Special Topics 1-6

 

Outcomes

The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Apply the principles of effectively using computer related terminology.
  • Understand and apply the principles of microcomputer operating systems, professional office suite applications, desktop publishing, software, web browsers and electronic mail.
  • Understand the principles of legal and ethical issues related to the workplace.
  • Understand the principles of programming and the ability to apply them using a programming language.

 

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