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Computer Sciences and Information Systems: AS


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Associate of Science | 61 credits minimum

Program Website
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Program Description
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)
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence CP  (19 credits)
Database Information Systems and Technology CP  (16 credits)
Digital Marketing CP (17 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  (16 credits)
Web Programming and Development CP  (16 credits)
Windows System Administration CP  (16 credits)

General Education + 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.

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.

Transfer/Articulation Information
The Computer Sciences and Information Systems AS degree is designed to transfer to different programs throughout the state of Utah, including Utah Tech University, 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.

Westminster
Students with an AA or AS degree have all general education requirements (WCore) fulfilled except Engaging the World and Senior Capstone which will be completed at Westminster. Students who follow a course of study recommended by Westminster (found at www.westminstercollege.edu/slcc) can complete a bachelor degree in two additional years. Students seeking a BS in Computer Science should take CSIS 1340 , CSIS 1410 , CSIS 2410 , CSIS 2420 , CSIS 2430 , and CSIS 2810  

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx 
Course fees: $280

Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.

General Education Requirements


Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations.

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Program General Education Notes


RECOMMENDED:

Social Science (SS): It is recommended students take ECON 2020 course for University of Utah; PSY 1010 or SOC 1010 course for Utah State University.

Program Requirements


Required and Elective Courses (27 Credits Minimum)


Choose any two (2) of the following Certificates of Proficiency:

Business and Personal Computing CP  (18 credits)
Computer Science Fundamentals CP  (16 credits)
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence CP  (19 credits)
Database Information Systems and Technology CP  (16 credits)
Digital Marketing CP  (17 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  (16 credits)
Web Programming and Development CP  (16 credits)
Windows System Administration CP  (16 credits)

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

Time to Completion & Graduation Map


Program Learning Outcomes


Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • 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]
  • Communicate effectively electronically. Communicate effectively verbally. [2]
  • 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]
  • 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. [4,5]
  • Develop the awareness and skills to take leadership roles in the classroom and in group activities. [6]
  • Work cooperatively with fellow students through group work and course assignments. Understand and develop the skills to effectively participate in a business organization. [7]
  • 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. [8,9]

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