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Office: Technology Center, Room 230
Address: 855 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77710
Phone: (409) 839-2916

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level positions in the field of information technology. The degrees under this program are targeted toward developing proficiency in software applications, computer programming, and Web site development. Students receive extensive hands-on training in using current software and information technology techniques. For the Associate of Applied Science degree, the student will take a core of basic courses and choose one option: Web Design or Software Applications. The Web Design option has courses that are designed to teach programming fundamentals and Web site design and development. Programming languages include Java, HTML, C#, PHP, ASP.NET, and Web authoring packages. A one-year certificate in Web Development is also offered.

The Software Applications option has courses that are designed to teach fundamentals and integration of the most commonly used business applications. These packages include word processing, spreadsheets, database operations, presentation graphics and basic Web page design and development. A one-year certificate in Software Programs is also offered.. All courses in the Computer Information Systems program must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Students in the Computer Information Systems must complete all courses in the recommended program of study and complete an approved certification examination in order to graduate. If a student fails to pass the appropriate certification exam prior to the expected graduation date, the student will have one calendar year to pass the exam and reapply for graduation. A graduate of the two-year instructional program is awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree.


Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Software Applications
Institutional Requirements
DORI 0200College Success Skills2 : 2 : 0
General Education Courses
BCIS 1305Business Computer Applications3 : 3 : 0
ENGL 1301Composition I3 : 3 : 0
ENGL 1302Composition II3 : 3 : 0
HUMA 1315Fine Arts Appreciation3 : 3 : 0
MATH 1314College Algebra3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3 : 3 : 0
SPCH 1315Public Speaking3 : 3 : 0
Program Requirements
COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals I4 : 3 : 2
IMED 1316Web Design I3 : 2 : 2
IMED 1345Interactive Digital Media I3 : 2 : 2
IMED 2315Web Design II3 : 2 : 2
IMED 2345Interactive Digital Media II3 : 2 : 2
ITSC 1305Introduction to PC Operating Systems3 : 3 : 0
ITSC 2335Application Software Problem Solving3 : 2 : 2
ITSE 2313Web Authoring3 : 2 : 2
ITSW 1304Introduction to Spreadsheets3 : 2 : 2
ITSW 1307Introduction to Database3 : 2 : 2
POFI 1391Special Topics in Information Processing/Data Entry Technician3 : 3 : 0
POFI 2301Word Processing3 : 2 : 2
- Capstone Course
Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours58 : 48 : 20


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