A.S. in Computer Information Systems

3530
Associate of Science
Online
No
Undergraduate
Florida Tech Online
Major Code:  3530 Degree Awarded:  Associate of Science
Age Restriction:  N Admission Status:  online undergraduate
Delivery Mode/s:  online only Location/s:  Florida Tech University Online

The Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree program offers a broad base of technical knowledge combined with a strong liberal arts foundation. The CIS program gives the student an introduction to CIS concepts and practices including systems analysis, programming and electronic commerce. Students apply critical thinking methods in identifying and solving problems related to the field of study.

Core and Major Education
Complete:
  • ASC 1006 Mastering eLearning
    Credit Hours: 1
    Helps students new to Florida Tech and online learning to adjust to the university and acquire essential academic survival skills (online classroom behavior, academic honesty, study skills, etc.) that enhance academic integration into college. Requirement for all Florida Tech University Online students.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • CIS 1140 Business Computer Skills
    Credit Hours: 3
    Uses commercial software to understand the business functions of computers and develop personal competency in practical application of computers in business. Provides specific knowledge and advanced capabilities in various skills necessary for effective performance in academic and practical environments.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • CIS 2304 Survey of Software Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces a high-level view of information systems and technology. Acquaints students with various software systems found in information technology (IT). Includes Internet and other research to identify software system roles within IT, and their significant features, advantages and disadvantages. Requires preparation of a business report of the software system's value to a typical business enterprise.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • CIS 3318 Electronic Commerce
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes the role of the Internet and the Web in electronic commerce. Examines Web server hardware and software tools. Addresses electronic payment, security, the regulatory environment and Web-based marketing.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • CIS 3512 Systems Analysis and Design
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides the opportunity to design, implement and document the system development cycle. Includes analysis of current systems, logical and physical systems design, program development, testing, implementation, maintenance and documentation.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 3
    The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 3
    The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.
  • EDS 1021 General Physical Science
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts and applications of the physical sciences for non-science majors. Includes the processes and history of science, thermodynamics, electricity, waves, chemical reactions, nuclear energy, relativity and the formation of the Earth and the universe.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EDS 1022 General Biological Science
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts and applications of the biological sciences for non-science majors. Includes cell structure, function and reproduction, genetics and genetic engineering, evolution and the environment
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EEC 2303 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts that aid in understanding both aggregate economic conditions and the policy alternatives designed to stabilize national economies. Includes the determination of GDP and national income, inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, economic growth and exchange rates.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EMK 3601 Principles of Marketing
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides the fundamental principles in the marketing of goods, services and ideas. Includes planning, pricing, promotions and distribution. Focuses on global marketing, marketing ethics and managing the marketing function.
    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of 30 credits hours in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces civilization from its early development to the European Renaissance. Emphasizes the interpretation of primary texts that reflect the intellectual and historical changes in society. The first of two interdisciplinary courses.
  • MTH 1051 Introductory Discrete Mathematics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Elementary coverage of discrete mathematics. Includes logical arguments, mathematical induction in proofs, sets and relations (extension to functions and their properties), elementary counting principles (inclusion-exclusion), permutations and combinations.
    Requirement(s):
    Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech. Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online.
  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 3
    Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
Choose CIS 1501 and CIS 2501, or CIS 1502 and 2502 (6 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 1501 Introduction to Visual Basic
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces Visual Basic(r) for information processing and problem solving. Uses algorithms and computer logic to translate data into information through structured design, coding, testing and program debugging.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • CIS 1502 Programming in Java
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces object-oriented programming and the development of applications for the Internet. Includes programming language, coding, testing and debugging. Covers Javaâ„¢ programs to perform interactive input operations and customized screen output.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • CIS 2501 Advanced Visual Basic
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the launch and effective navigation of Visual Basic® 6 IDE. Includes rapid prototype user interface applications (tool tips, exception handling and error messaging), compiling and distributing executable applications, linking to external databases and the use of SQL select queries. Also includes object-oriented programming.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • CIS 2502 Programming in C++
    Credit Hours: 3
    Uses C/C++ programming language for information processing and problem solving. Uses algorithms and computer logic to translate data into information through structured and object-oriented design, coding, testing and program debugging.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
Humanities (choose one) (3 Credit Hours)
  • EHC 1103 Medical Ethics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the moral problems that arise in the practice of medicine. Covers theories about what is good and what is right as related to bioethical and socioethical issues.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1020 Art Appreciation
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents basic terms, theories and techniques of the artist, and major art movements and media in the visual arts. Increases understanding and aesthetic pleasure, and develops understanding of the techniques and terminology in the visual arts.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1021 Integrated Arts
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces visual, written and musical works of art to increase understanding. Develops techniques and terminology in the arts through lectures, discussion, and live performances and events.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1023 Philosophy of Human Nature
    Credit Hours: 3
    Traces the human pursuit of self-knowledge from ancient Greece to the present. Explores such fundamental philosophical questions as: How can we think clearly without prejudice; is life intrinsically valuable; can science explain everything; and why do we exist.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1024 Religions of the World 1: Western Religions
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies western religions. Includes religions of nonliterate societies and ancient religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1025 Religions of the World 2: Eastern Religions
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies eastern religions. Includes Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and the religions of Japan.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 2226 Survey of World Literature 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys world literature through 20th-century short stories drawn from a wide variety of languages and cultures. Topics include colonization, cultural identity, alienation, gender roles, family life and social class.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
Social Sciences (choose one) (3 Credit Hours)
  • PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews psychological processes, including both areas in which psychology is a natural science (physiological psychology, sensation and perception, basic learning and cognition) and a social science (motivation, human development, personality, social interaction, psychopathology and psychotherapy).
  • SOC 1101 Human Behavior Perspective
    Credit Hours: 3
    Offers an interdisciplinary viewpoint of the many ways in which human beings function as individuals, members of larger groups and members of particular cultures. Explores the disciplines of sociology, psychology and criminology in seeking to understand and explore human behavior.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • SOC 2551 Social Problems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the contemporary social issues such as poverty, unemployment, energy, pollution, sexual deviance, drugs and crime. Includes causes, interactions, policy and possible solutions
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
Restricted Electives
Complete:
Business Electives (choose two) (6 Credit Hours)
  • EAC 2211 Principles of Accounting 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the financial environment, financial statements, the accounting cycle and the theoretical framework of accounting measurement, emphasizing mechanics, measurement theory and the economic environment.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EAC 2212 Principles of Accounting 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Continues . Emphasizes understanding the role of accounting in product costing, costing for quality, cost-justifying investment decisions, and performance evaluation and control of human behavior.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EBA 3321 Essential Business Skills
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores the nature of the organization's communications environments. Provides an understanding and practical experience about the various strategies and formats available when developing responsive communications in organizational situations. Includes oral and nonverbal communication and the composition of effective business documents.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EEC 2304 Introduction to Microeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the neoclassical theory of price determination. Includes supply and demand analysis, production and cost theory, market structures, externalities and public goods, factor payments, income distribution and informational asymmetries.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • ELA 2601 Law 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Investigates the operational responsibilities of individuals in light of political, moral, social, ethical and jurisprudential considerations.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
Total Credits Required: 61