Computer Software Technology (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

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

General Education Requirements: 25 credits

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

Collge Composition II

3

Mathematics

 

 

MAT 140 or higher

College Mathematics with Algebra Review (5) or higher (3)

3

Arts & Humanities

Two courses

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Two courses

6

Physical/ & Biological Sciences 

One course

4

Degree Core Requirements: 25 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

BUS 204

Business Communications

3

CIS 110

Windows, Internet and 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 215

Principles of Programming with Python

3

CIS 220

Computer Programming I

4

Elective Tracks: 11 credits

Select one track and complete 11 credit hours.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Application Software Specialist Track

 

 

CIS 117   

Introduction to Web Page Design

3

CIS 128

Introduction to Presentation Graphics

3

CIS 165

 Basic Game Design and 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 128

Introduction to Presentation Graphics

3

CIS 130

Digital Technology Repair and A+ Introduction

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

Graphics and Web Design Track

 

 

ART 130

Computer Graphics         

3

ART 135

Adobe Photoshop

3

ART 136

Digital Photography

3

CIS 117

Introduction to Web Page Design

3

CIS 128

Introduction to Presentation Graphics               

3

CIS 289

Internship I

1-6

CIS 298

Special Topics

1-6

PC Technician Track

 

 

CIS 130

Digital Technology Repair and A+ Introduction

4

CIS 161

Linux 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

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

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  1. understand and effectively use computer related terminology
  2. use basic features of microcomputer operating systems, professional office suite applications, desktop publishing, software, web browsers, and electronic mail
  3. demonstrate professional computation and oral and written communication skills
  4. demonstrate knowledge of structured programming principles and the ability to apply them using programming language
  5. understand legal and ethical issues related to the workplace
  6. demonstrate professional knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas: web design and graphics, operating system and application support, microcomputer repair, networking or video game development