Computer Information Systems

Associate of Technical Arts Degree Questions

Are there any substitutions for CIS 233 and CIS 234, Systems Design and Development?

It depends. CIS 233 and 234 are HIGHLY recommended; however, if you take a high level three quarter series such as: Web Development, Java, C, Unix, Cisco, or Digital Forensics, you may substitute the last two courses in the series for the Systems Analysis and Design series in the main ATA. If you are planning to use any of the series classes toward your elective credits, you cannot you use them in place of Systems Analysis and Design. In other words, once you use classes towards satisfying the Program Requirements credits, you cannot then use them again towards the elective credits, otherwise, the total number of credits you have upon graduation will be less than 90 and you will not graduate. You must pick a different set of elective credits in order to be awarded the degree. Contact a CIS faculty advisor if you need more information.

Do any of the courses offered at the Business Technology Center transfer to the CIS program?

Yes up to 20 credits. Here is the current agreement: The credits are applied toward the CIS elective requirement. The CIS department will waive graduation requirements for the appropriate courses, and students will have to replace the credits with CIS/CS/CEN electives approved by an advisor.

Example: If a student took the CCNA four-course series at BTC, we would give them the number of credits awarded by BTC towards the CIS electives, and then waive CIS 171, 172 and 173 and they would have to take additional CIS/CS/CEN courses to make up those credits.