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Associate in Applied Science



Computer Science Information Systems

Program Overview

MCC Campus(s): Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn Valley
Contacts:
BR-Melissa Napper, 604.6506
LV-Cindy Herbert, 604.2356
MW-Larry Reichard, 604.3140
PV-Karen Curls, 604.4284
BTC-Katherine Ellis, 604.5449

Degree and Certificates Awarded

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Description

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet in what is commonly referred to as the “Internet of things,” and the continued demand for mobile computing.

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $81,430 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200. (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm)

We'll give you quality training to succeed at a cost you can afford. You'll learn in state-of-the-art labs and receive hands-on training - the only way to get a solid computer education. For many classes, we provide evening, weekend or Internet options to fit your education around a busy schedule.

Our extensive selection of courses and degree/certificate options include several paths you can take.

  • A two-year transfer degree that covers the general education requirements you will need at your transfer school: the Associate in Computer Science degree.
  • A two-year Associate in Applied Science degree that provides a solid foundation for immediate entry into the job market. Three areas of emphasis let you specialize.
  • Cisco degrees and certificates. Our programs that cover Cisco, the world leader in networking for the internet, are a part of our Cisco Academy.

Computer Science Online recently published a new guidebook, Women Wanted: Scholarships, Colleges, and Careers in Computer Science, which provides an extensive list of resources and tools to help women pursue education and careers in technology fields. You can find this guide here: http://www.computerscienceonline.org/cs-programs-for-women/.

The Computer Programming Career Guide provides additional information about what jobs are available with an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Credit by Industry Certification at MCC

If you are an experienced IT professional with industry certifications or starting your path to a career in information systems, you may be able to complete your MCC certificate or degree in less time than you think! In many cases, there is a certification exam you can take that will count as an MCC course. You can choose to take the class for credit or sit for the industry exam – either can count toward your MCC degree or certificate program.

If you hold an industry certification earned within the last 3 years, you can request credit by certification at any MCC campus. Simply bring documentation of industry certification exam(s) and photo identification to the nearest MCC campus to get the credit added to your transcript. There is no additional cost for credit by certification.

Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, CSIS112 Introduction to Networks CCNA I, and CSIS 113 Routing and Switching Essentials CCNA II

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, CSIS 112 Introduction to Networks CCNA I, CSIS 113 Routing and Switching Essentials CCNA II, CSIS 212 Scaling Networks CCNA III, and CSIS 213 Connecting Networks CCNA IV

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, CSIS 112 Introduction to Networks CCNA I, CSIS 113 Routing & Switching Essentials CCNA II, and CSIS 272 Network Security

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routhing and Switching

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, CSIS 216 Implementing Cisco IP Routing CCNP I, CSIS 217 Implementing IP Switching CCNP II, and CSIS 218 Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks CCNP III, as well as the four courses (CSIS 112, 113, 212 & 213) in the CCNA certification.

CompTIA A+

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, CSIS 111 Computer Hardware, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting, and CSIS 151 Microsoft Operating System Concepts

CompTIA IT Fundamentals

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals

CompTIA Linux+

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, and CSIS 152 Linux Operating System

CompTIA Network+

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, and CSIS 161 Networking Fundamentals

CompTIA Security+

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, CSIS 170 Principles of Information Assurance, and CSIS 178 Network and Systems Security

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Core level certification in all four applications (Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint) plus the three parts of the IC3 exam qualifies for credit as CSIS 115 Computer Concepts and Applications

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Master level certification in all four applications (Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint) qualifies for credit as CSIS 115 Computer Concepts & Applications, and CSIS 215 Advanced Microcomputer Applications

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

Test #410 qualifies for credit as CSIS 172 Windows Server and Active Directory Fundamentals

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA DBA)

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 143 Database Design and Management

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call Tristan Londre at 816.604.1524

Last Modified: 1/27/17