Academic Programs

Information Systems Emphasis

Associate of Arts Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

This two-year Associate of Arts program is very hands-on and prepares students for entry-level programming jobs. The graduates of this program are well versed in Java, C++, and databases. The program provides the knowledge-base needed for entry-level job opportunities in the field and at the same time is flexible enough to meet the demands of the labor market.

Programmers are employed in almost every industry, but the largest concentration is in computer systems design and related services. Large numbers of programmers also work for telecommunications company, software publishers, financial institutions, insurance carriers, educational institutions, and government agencies. Many in this field also work as independent contractors or consultants.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow 16 percent over the 2006-2016 decade, which is faster than the average for all occupations. 

Required Classes

CIS 333 Data Base and SQL.................................................... 4
CSC 142 Computer Science...................................................... 4
ENG 105 Composition I............................................................. 3
HIS 152 U.S. History Since 1877.............................................. 3
SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
BIO 105 Introductory Biology................................................... 4
CIS 171 Java............................................................................ 3
CSC 153 Data Structures........................................................... 4
ENG 106 Composition II............................................................. 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy.......................................... 3
CIS 175 Java II.......................................................................... 3
CLS 212 Diversity...................................................................... 3
GEO 121 World Regional Geography......................................... 3
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics.................................................. 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology........................................... 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking.......................................................... 3
CIS 215 Server Side Web Programming.................................. 3
CSC 175 Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming... 4
HUM 101 Introduction to the Humanities................................... 3
MAT 111 Math for Liberal Arts................................................... 4
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology......................................... 3

Program Total.......................................................... 67

Contacts

Michael Rohlena, MFA, Division Chair Ext. 3217 Room A146 michael.rohlena@witcc.edu
Sima Dabir, MEd, Ext 1419 Room L325 sima.dabir@witcc.edu
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Sioux City, Iowa 51106
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