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    Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Computer Sciences and Information Systems: AAS (CTE)


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Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum

Computer Sciences and Information Systems Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
BB 112, (801) 957-5150
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
CSIS Academic Advisor BB 132A, (801) 957-4273

Program Faculty
See program website

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)
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 + Certificate = Diploma

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.

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
  1. From a set of requirements; analyze, design, code, test and document programs to meet requirements.
  2. Create and utilize database tables, forms, reports and queries.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of operating systems and its interaction with programs, data, hardware, and users.
  4. Understand the mapping between software and hardware solutions. 5. Perform network management tasks.
  5. Efficiently use common business software including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  6. Develop Web applications.
1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  1. Communicate effectively electronically.
  2. Communicate effectively verbally.
2 - Communicate Effectively
  1. Use appropriate functions, filters and queries to perform data analyses and make informed decisions.
  2. Perform the necessary numerical calculations and operations to solve problems.
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
  1. Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions.
  2. Analyze a set of requirements for software or network solutions.
  3. Design a database that will organize complex data.
4 - Think Critically and Creatively
  1. Develop the awareness and skills to take leadership roles in the classroom and in group activities.
5 - Develop Knowledge and Skills for Civic Engagement
  1. Work cooperatively with fellow students through group work and course assignments.
  2. Understand and develop the skills to effectively participate in a business organization.
6 - Work with Others in a Professional Manner
  1. Use hardware and software to complete assignments.
  2. Gather and analyze information using databases and other resources.
  3. 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 Legal Studies.

General Education Requirements (14 Credits Minimum):


Composition (EN) 3 Credits


Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits


Communication (CM) 3 Credits


Human Relations (HR) 2 Credits


Distribution Areas 3 Credits


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

Life Sciences (LS) 
Fine Arts (FA) 
Humanities (HU) 
Physical Science (PS) 
Social Science (SS) 
Interdisciplinary (ID) 

Required and 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)
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)

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

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.

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