Business Technologies AAS – Management Information Systems Program

Code: AAS.BT.INFO.SYS

The Management Information Systems (MIS) program is designed for students seeking a position within the data management field. The program offers an integration of career specific computer, software system design, general business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical decision-making and communication skills required by many entry and intermediate MIS positions that do not require a baccalaureate degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate skills which emphasize information as a resource to be managed, planned, and controlled in much the same way as other organizational resources.
  • Substantiate their ability for combining information technology with sound business practices and management.
  • Evaluate and assess a planned and existing MIS system.
  • Communicate with stakeholders orally, visually, and in writing to determine stakeholders’ business requirements, explain how their requirements will be met, and provide ongoing audience‐appropriate information.

Career Pathways

Entry-level position in Data Analytics, IT, Corporate Communications or work analysis   
   

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Humanities or Social Science Elective* 3
INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

INF-103Introduction to Programming (Python)

3

INF-160Networking Technologies and Data Communications

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

INF  Programming Language Fundamentals Elective* 3
MAT  Mathematics Elective   3

ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective*** 3
  Free Elective ‡ 3

ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

INF-217Database for Applications [Oracle]

3

INF-253Technical Communications

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

INF  Advanced Programming Language Elective** 3
  Social Science Elective*** 3
  Free Elective   3
INF-208Systems Analysis and Design

3

INF-218Database Programming [Oracle-PL/SQL]

3

-or

INF-267Network Security

3

Total Credit Hours:15

INF-208: This course is offered only during the spring semester.

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives***

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Course:

Recommended:

ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology*

  Mathematics Elective†
select one: MAT-150, MAT-155, or MAT-223

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Unassigned General Education Elective

INF-101  

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 21-22

Program Requirements

INF  Programming Language Fundamentals Elective 3
INF  Advanced Programming Language Elective 3
  Restricted Elective‡ 3
INF-103Introduction to Programming (Python)

3

INF-160Networking Technologies and Data Communications

3

INF-208Systems Analysis and Design

3

INF-217Database for Applications [Oracle]

3

INF-253Technical Communications

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

Total Credit Hours:32-33

INF-208: This course is offered only during the spring semester.

Free Electives

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

*Programming Language Fundamentals Elective: INF-220, INF-224, or INF-236.

**Advanced Programming Language Elective – INF-224, INF-246, INF-268

***General Education Elective(s). Social Science Recommended Elective: ECO-102.

†Select one of the following: MAT-150, MAT-155, MAT-180, or MAT-223.

‡Free Elective: recommended INF-228, INF-114, BUS-263, ACC-120, ACC-202, BNF-201, BUS-105, BUS-207, BUS-110, BUS-210, BUS-233, BUS-262, BUS-271, COM-100 or COM-102, MAT-150 (if not used to fulfill Mathematics Elective requirement), or any General Education Natural Science course. IST-123 will fulfill 3 Free Elective credits for students who place into the course.