Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Computer Information Systems

ALLEGHENY, BOYCE, NORTH, SOUTH 
Associate of Science (050.3)

This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution with a broad knowledge in Computers and Information Science. Students may continue on in their studies at another college and earn a bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will:

  1. Apply core principles and practices of computing.
  2. Utilize conventional terminology related to computer and information science.
  3. Collect information and carry out research using relevant and appropriate sources.
  4. Utilize digital and other technological tools to access and communicate information needed to complete tasks.

Students who are updating existing computer skills or considering a career change to the computer field should consider one of the career programs in the Computer & Information Technology program section of the catalog.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 6168

First Semester

Course #          

Course Name                                            

Credits

CIT-111 

Introduction to Programming: Java

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

 

General Elective1

3

 

Mathematics Elective1

3–4

 

Science Elective

3

 

Total Credits  

1617

Second Semester

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

 

CIT Restricted Elective2

3–4

 

General Elective1

3

 

Mathematics Elective1

3–4

 

Science Elective

3–4

 

Total Credits

1518

Third Semester

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

 

CIT Restricted Elective2

3–4

 

General Elective1

3

 

Mathematics Elective1

3–4

 

Social Science Elective

3

  

Total Credits

1517

Fourth Semester

 

CIT Restricted Elective2

3–4

 

General Electives (3)1

9

 

Humanities  Elective

3

 

Total Credits

1516

1Mathematics Electives and General Electives  The three mathematics electives and six general electives should be selected in consultation with a transfer counselor and as identified and articulated with the four-year institution's transfer program.

2CIT Restricted Electives (3 required)  The three CIT restricted electives must be selected from the following list in consultation with a transfer counselor and as identified and articulated with the four-year institution's transfer program. At least one of these restricted electives must be a 200-level course.

                                              

Credits

CIT-115Introduction to Information Technology   

3

CIT-120      Networking

3

CIT-125Web Development

3

CIT-130 Object-Oriented Programming 1: Java

4

CIT-140Office Productivity Applications

4

CIT-145Programming in C

3

CIT-161Visual Basic: Windows Programming

4

CIT-215Systems Analysis & Design

3

CIT-230Database Systems

4

CIT-244Object Oriented Programming 2: Java

4

CIT-245

Data Structures & Program Design: C++

4

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