Associate of Science | 61 credits minimum
Computer Sciences and Information Systems Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus BB 112, (801) 957-5150
General Information (801) 957-4073
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CSIS Academic Advisor BB 226
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The Computer Sciences and Information Systems AS Degree prepares students to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in a variety of highly technical degree programs such as a BS in Computer Science or Business Information Systems. 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)
Ethical Hacking and Digital Forensic Investigation CP (16 credits)
Fundamentals of Information Assurance and Cyber Defense 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 (18 credits)
Software Engineering CP (16 credits)
Web Programming and Development CP (16 credits)
Windows System Administration CP (16 credits)
Gen Ed + Certificate + Certificate = Diploma
Choose any two (2) of the above Certificates of Proficiency. Completion of the General Education requirements (34 CREDITS) and two (2) Certificates of Proficiency (27 CREDITS MINIMUM) allows a student to be eligible to apply for an Associate of Science Degree in Computer Sciences and Information Systems.
The AS Degree is designed as a transfer degree for students who intend to continue their studies towards a Bachelor’s Degree at a 4-year institution. Articulation between different 4-year institutions and the above Certificates of Proficiency vary. The student is strongly encouraged to discuss this with the CSIS Academic Advisor to help choose two Certificates of Proficiency and maximize the number of articulated courses with the institution to which the student intends to transfer. Some Bachelor’s Degrees are offered at Salt Lake Community College through the University Center.
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.
The Computer Sciences and Information Systems AS degree is designed to transfer to different programs throughout the state of Utah, including Dixie State College, Southern Utah University, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University and Westminster College. Students transferring into a Computer Science program at a 4-year institution should select the Computer Science Fundamentals (CP) and Software Development (CP) for ease of transfer. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss their areas of study and specific transfer requirements with the CSIS Academic Advisor.
Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is four semesters if the student follows the suggested semester schedule.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
- 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
- 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
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.