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Information Systems - Associate of Applied Science Degree

60 Credits
AAS 3275
Degree Description

This program is designed to prepare the learner for a career as a computer programmer, programmer/analyst, database programmer, database administrator, technical writer, technical support specialist, help desk specialist, web designer, web developer, webmaster, software or software tester. The learner will receive a solid background in the basic concepts of computer programming, web page development, web server application development, management and maintenance of web servers, and electronic commerce concepts. The learner will be exposed to major programming languages, systems analysis and software design, computer operating systems, and Internet services. Hands-on training is provided on three platforms: IBM Mainframe, IBM Midrange, and PC clients and servers. Students successfully completing this degree have the opportunity to apply the degree toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Computer and Information Technology at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Degree Student Learning Outcomes
1. Design and code software applications using a variety of programming languages
2. Utilize and maintain relational databases
3. Use web application development tools
4. Apply current web server technologies

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2016-2017 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (6 Courses)

Complete all of the following courses:
COMP1120 Foundations of Computing (4 Credits)
COMP1125 Spreadsheet/Database Integration (4 Credits)
COMP1130 Programming Fundamentals (4 Credits)
COMP1140 Web for Business (3 Credits)
COMP1200 PC Hardware and Software Essentials (4 Credits)
COMP1360 Introduction to Data Communications and Networking (4 Credits)

Technical Electives (5 Courses)

Select any 5 courses from the following list.
COMP2145 Web Programming (4 Credits)
COMP2150 Web Services (4 Credits)
COMP2300 Java (4 Credits)
COMP2310 Visual Basic.Net (4 Credits)
GCC 1120 Graphic Software 1 (4 Credits)
COMP2200 IBM i5 (iSeries) Operating System (4 Credits)
COMP2205 RPG IV (iSeries) (4 Credits)
COMP2220 SQL/DB2 (4 Credits)
COMP2460 Linux Administration (4 Credits)
COMP2500 Emerging Technologies (4 Credits)

Required Capstone (2 Credits)

Complete 2 credits:
COMP2496 Capstone - Software Development (1 - 4 Credits)

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences (3 Courses)

To complete an AAS Degree, students must complete 15 MNTC credits from 3 of the 10 MNTC Goal areas. Select the following required courses:
ENGL100 Composition (4 Credits)
Or
ENGL240 Technical Communication (4 Credits)
COMM110 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
Or
COMM120 Small Group Communication (3 Credits)
Or
COMM140 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)
MATH115 Concepts in Math (4 Credits)
Or
MATH120 College Algebra (4 Credits)

Elective Liberal Arts & Sciences

Choose an additional 4 credits from MNTC Goal Areas 2,3,5,6,7,8,9 or 10.
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.