Curriculum: Computer Information Systems | Southwestern Illinois College

Computer Information Systems Associate in Applied Science Degree (0010)

Catalog Year: 2020-2021

First Year

Fall Semester
CIS 180 Introduction to Programming 3
CIS 181 Operation System/Windows 3
CIS 185 Introduction to Information Technology 3
ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I 3
MATH 107 General Education Statistics (or higher) 4
  Human Well-Being Elective 2
Total Semester Credits:   18
Spring Semester
CIS 165 Python Programming 3
CIS 174 Web Development I 3
CIS 178 Administrative Scripting 3
NETW 101 Introduction to Networking 3
OAT 175 Electronic Spreadsheets 3

COMM 151 OR

COMM 155

Fundamentals of Public Speaking OR

Interpersonal Communications

3
Total Semester Credits:   18

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Second Year

Fall Semester
CIS 177 Web Development I 3
CIS 195 Introduction to Databases 3
CIS 246 Systems Development & Design 3
CIS 252 C# Programming I 3
EET 256 Preparation for A+ Certification 3
  CIS Approved Electives 3
Total Semester Credits:   18
Spring Semester
Total Program Credits:   69
CIS 275 SQL 3
CIS 297 Information Technology Internship 3
ECON 201 Principles of Economics I (Macro) 3
  CIS Approved Electives 3
  Human Relations Elective 3
Total Semester Credits:   15

CIS Approved Electives – Computer Information Systems (0010)

CIS 179 Computer User Support 3
CIS 184 Visual Basic Programming I 3
CIS 241 Visual Basic for Applications 3
CIS 250 C++ Programming I 3
CIS 260 C++ Programming II 3
CIS 262 C# Programming II 3
CIS 263 Data Access 3
CIS 264 ASP 3
CIS 266 Database Design 3
CIS 281 Database Programming 3
CIS 283 Database Administration 3
CIS 284 Web Programming II 3
OAT 185 Database Applications 3

Refer to the Online Course Catalog or Class Search link in eSTORM for a full course description.

Contact: For more information about the Computer Information Systems degree or program, contact Tim Brown, Program Coordinator, at (618) 222-5502 or by email at Tim.Brown@swic.edu.

Career Opportunities

  • Programmer
  • Applications Programmer
  • Customer Support Specialist
  • Software Specialist
  • Information Specialist
  • Software Developer