SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Computer Sciences & Information Systems AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Computer Sciences and Information Systems AAS Degree prepares students to enter the workplace with skills in a variety of highly technical areas such as those listed below.  The CSIS Department offers Certificates of Proficiency (CP) in the following areas:

  • Business and Personal Computing CP (18 credits)
  • Computer Science Fundamentals CP (16 credits)
  • Database Information Systems and Technology CP (16 credits)
  • Linux System Administration CP (16 credits)
  • Mobile Application Development CP (16 credits)
  • Network and Cyber Security CP (16 credits)
  • Network and System Administration CP (16 credits)
  • Network Routing and Switching CP (16 credits)
  • Software Development CP (17 credits)
  • Software Engineering CP (16 credits)
  • Web Programming and Development CP (16 credits)
  • Windows System Administration CP (16 credits)

Choose any three (3) of the above Certificates of Proficiency.  Completion of the General Education requirements (14 CREDITS MINIMUM) and three (3) Certificates of Proficiency (49 CREDITS MINIMUM) allows a student to be eligible to apply for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Sciences and Information Systems.

The Computer Sciences and Information Systems AAS Degree is designed to provide students with skills of sufficient breadth and depth to enter the workplace.  Many positions in business and industry require a significant number of highly technical skills.  The student is strongly encouraged to discuss this with the CSIS Academic Advisor to help choose three compatible Certificates of Proficiency to maximize the breadth and depth of the areas of the student’s proficiency.

Career Opportunities

  • Computer and Information Scientist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Tester
  • Network Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Administrator
  • Database Architect
  • Data Warehousing Specialist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Information Technology Project Manager
  • Game Designer
  • Document Management Specialist

Estimated Time to Completion

Time to completion is four semesters if the student follows the suggested semester schedule.

Specialized Accreditation:

The Computer Sciences and Information Systems associate degree programs are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This accreditation represents the achievement of meeting the high national standards established for associate degree granting business programs.

NOTE: See Specialized Accreditation above.  Students are encouraged to choose General Education courses in Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Finance and Credit, Marketing Management, and Paralegal Studies.

General Education Requirements (14 Credits Minimum):

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3 A WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved QS course

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

Distribution Areas 3 Credits

Choose an additional 3 credits from at least one of the following distribution areas.

Course

Biological Science (BS)
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HU)
Physical Science (PS)
Social Science (SS)
Interdisciplinary (ID)
Elective Courses: (49 Credits Minimum)

Choose any three (3) of the following Certificates of Proficiency:

  • Business and Personal Computing CP (18 credits)
  • Computer Science Fundamentals CP (16 credits)
  • Database Information Systems and Technology CP (16 credits)
  • Linux System Administration CP (16 credits)
  • Mobile Application Development CP (16 credits)
  • Network and Cyber Security CP (16 credits)
  • Network and System Administration CP (16 credits)
  • Network Routing and Switching CP (16 credits)
  • Software Development CP (17 credits)
  • Software Engineering CP (16 credits)
  • Web Programming and Development CP (16 credits)
  • Windows System Administration CP (16 credits)

The student should refer to the specific Certificates of Proficiency for the list of courses, requirements, and scheduling suggestions to complete their degree.

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Certificate of Proficiency 1

(1ST Half)

8

Certificate of Proficiency 1

(2nd Half)

8

General Education

8

Certificate of Proficiency 2

(1ST Half)

8

Total

16

Total

16

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Certificate of Proficiency 2

(2nd Half)

9

Certificate of Proficiency  3

(2nd Half)

8

Certificate of Proficiency 3

(1ST Half)

8

General Education

6

Total

17

Total

14

Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for the details of recommended and prerequisite classes. Students with significant work experience or background knowledge may wish to contact the CSIS Academic Advisor to determine if they have sufficient prior experience for success in a particular course.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • From a set of requirements; analyze, design, code, test and document programs to meet requirements.
  • Create and utilize database tables, forms, reports and queries.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of operating systems and its interaction with programs, data, hardware, and users.
  • Understand the mapping between software and hardware solutions.
  • Perform network management tasks.
  • Efficiently use common business software including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Develop Web applications.

1 – Acquire Substantive Knowledge

  • Communicate effectively electronically.
  • Communicate effectively verbally.

2 – Communicate Effectively

  • Use appropriate functions, filters and queries to perform data analyses and make informed decisions.
  • Perform the necessary numerical calculations and operations to solve problems.

3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy

  • Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions.
  • Analyze a set of requirements for software or network solutions.
  • Design a database that will organize complex data.

4 – Think Critically and Creatively

  • Develop the awareness and skills to take leadership roles in the classroom and in group activities.

5 – Develop Knowledge and Skills for Civic Engagement

  • Work cooperatively with fellow students through group work and course assignments.
  • Understand and develop the skills to effectively participate in a business organization.

6 – Work with Others in a Professional Manner

  • Use hardware and software to complete assignments.
  • Gather and analyze information using databases and other resources.
  • Understand and securely use computer technology and information in an ethical manner.

7 – Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Department Contact Info

Computer Sciences and Information Systems Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Business Building (BB) 109
801-957-5150

General Information
801-957-4073

Computer Science and Information Systems Department

CSIS Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Business Building (BB) 130A
801-957-4286

Program Faculty

Professors
Jimmy Chen
Gordon Frisbey
Susumu Kasai
Randy Koziatek
Lorna Wells
Bruce Worthen

Associate Professors
Paul Anstall
Robert Baird
Marilyn Hibbert
Philip Nielson

Assistant Professors
Zahra Atashi
Roderick Buhler
Edward Walsh

Instructors
Dan Pope
Margarethe Posch