Information Systems

Associate in Applied Science

Credits: 93  |   Length of Program: 6 quarters

Subject: Information Systems


Information Systems - Associate in Applied Science

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Information Systems is for students interested in using software to store and process business information. Information systems duties include some or all of the following: installation and configuration of database software, database programming and design, user training, application software maintenance, performance tuning, system evaluation, and working with users and management to identify the information needed for business decisions.

 

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Career Opportunities

Job opportunities span small businesses, large organizations, and international settings in both public and private sectors. 

 

Length of Program

Full-time students typically complete the AAS in six quarters after basic skills are complete.

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

After completing the Information Systems program, the successful student will be able to:

  • Plan, create, modify and debug data management and reporting solutions to business problems using industry standard tools
  • Explain information management processes including ethical, security, and compliance concepts for diverse audiences
  • Analyze and apply data management concepts
  • Apply collaboration and customer service skills to complete data projects across different domains with diverse groups of people
  • Support business operations external to IT through new and improved information systems

 

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General Education Requirements

Communication

ENGL&101 English Composition I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Develops writing skills by focusing on strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas, evaluate information, make a point, and participate in multiple discourse communities. Emphasizes both the process and the product of writing. This course was formerly known as WRIT 101, College Writing I. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores OR appropriate completion of ENGL 095, ENGL 095X, or ENGL 098 OR concurrent enrollment in ENGL 110 with instructor's permission.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING

Computation 

MATH&146 Introduction to Statistics 5 Credits Search Schedule
Covers basic probability, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of MATH 095 and 096 with a "C" or better or appropriate placement.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE

Human Relations Choose one of the following:

CMST&210 Interpersonal Communication: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
Focuses on understanding and developing interpersonal communication skills needed to build and maintain healthy one-on-one relationships in both personal and professional contexts. Examines how diverse communication styles can impact relationships. Prerequisite: None.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, AA-AAS-T-HUMANITIES, AAS-ADDITIONAL COMMUNICATION, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS
CMST240 Intercultural Communication: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduces intercultural communication theories and concepts with applications. Explores the communication processes when people enter new cultural context or interact with people who have different cultural identities. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 098 or ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, HUMANITIES, NURSING HUMANITIES, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-HUMANITIES, AAS-ADDITIONAL COMMUNICATION
PSYC116 Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduces students to the psychology of human relationships. Examines how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors impact communication in a multicultural world. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 098 or ENGL& 101.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, SOCIAL SCIENCE, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

Diversity Requirement 
Diversity-designated courses at South Puget Sound Community College provide opportunities for students to develop awareness of their own social and cultural identities, seek understanding of others, and cultivate skills to communicate across cultures and differences. All programs require the completion of a diversity course.

 

Effective Catalog Year 2020-2021

Revision Date: 
May 11, 2020