Computer Information Systems 

The Computer Information Systems specialists and management professionals design, build, and implement software solutions and are the driving force in every kind of business today.  Computer Information Systems (CIT) personnel analyze existing systems and discover new ways to optimize their performance for business and industry. Significant job growth is expected in this and all computing fields over the next several years and there’s never been a better time to get the training in this exciting profession. 

Independence Community College has the classes that offer students the knowledge and workforce skills that are required to be successful in this field.

Students earning an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems become Network Administrators, Database Administrator or Information Technology Directors.

The Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems is an excellent preparation for the student intending to transfer to a four-year college or university.


Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Degree: Associate of Science

Suggested Four-Semester Plan


First Semester:

Course Title Credit Hours

English Composition I - 3 

Microeconomics - 3 

Arts/Humanities Elective* - 3 

Computer Information Systems - 3 

College Algebra or higher - 3 

Wellness - 1

Term Total 16


Second Semester:

Course Title Credit Hours

English Composition II - 3 

Macroeconomics - 3 

Biological Science Elective* - 5 

Programming Language Elective** - 3 

Arts/Humanities Elective* - 3 

Term Total 17 


Third Semester:

Course Title Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Science Elective* - 3 

Program Electives** - 5 

Accounting I - 3 

Physical Science Elective* - 5 

Systems Analysis and Design - 3 

Term Total 19


Fourth Semester:

Course Title Credit Hours

Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication - 3 

Social/Behavioral Science Elective* - 3 

Arts/Humanities Elective* - 3 

Program Elective** - 3 

Term Total 12 



Suggested Program Electives: 

(must complete at least eight (8) credit hours) 

Course Title Credit Hours

Web Design and Development - 3 

Advanced Web Design & Development - 3

Networking and Data Communications - 3 

Calculus I - 5 

Elementary Statistics - 3 

Accounting II - 3 

Java - 3

C++ Programming - 3

Introduction to Computer Science - 3

Visual Basic - 3

HTML - 3

Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting - 3

Computer Apps I: Word for Windows - 2

Computer Apps I: Excel for Windows - 2

Computer Apps I: Access for Windows - 2


*See Courses that meet General Education Graduation Requirements for a list of courses meeting the math/science, arts/humanities, and social/behavioral science requirements.


** See Program Advisor. 


If you would like more information about the 

Computer Information Tech Program at 

Independence Community College,

Contact Professor Tamara Kessler 

(620) 332-5604


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