Management Information Systems A.A.S.

What Is Computer Management Information Systems (MIS)?

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

Occupation Overview

Computer and information systems managers typically do at least some or all of the following:

  • Analyze their organization’s computer needs and recommend possible upgrades to top executives
  • Plan and direct installing and upgrading computer hardware and software
  • Ensure the security of an organization’s network and electronic documents
  • Assess the costs and benefits of a new project and justify spending on the project to top executives
  • Learn about new technology and look for ways to upgrade their organization’s computer systems
  • Determine short- and long-term personnel needs for their department
  • Plan and direct the work of other IT professionals, including computer systems analysts, software developers, information security analysts, and computer support specialists
  • Negotiate with vendors to get the highest level of service for their organization’s technology

Occupational Outlook

Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for computer and information systems managers will increase as firms continue to expand their use of wireless and mobile networks.

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Computer Management Information Systems Careers

SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: systems analyst, business analyst, systems support specialist or administrator, project manager, technical writer, IT support coordinator, applications trainer, information specialist and PC support specialist.

Salary Outlook

The median hourly wage for network and computer systems administrators in Missouri is $32.08. People established in management information systems careers generally earn between $89,250 and $143,590 per year. Further education (bachelor’s degree or higher) will typically yield higher earnings.

Source: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems.

Degree Name: Management Information Systems A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Computer Science
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description:
The information technology (IT) industry is experiencing considerable expansion and with it comes a demand for skilled talent. Implementing new technology initiatives remains a top priority for companies across all industries. The rapid pace of advancement in computer hardware, software and electronic commerce makes it imperative for managers to allocate financial and personnel resources for regular systems upgrades.
General Education Requirements must include: 25
  COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra 4  
Communication ENG 101
ENG 102 or
ENG 115 or 
ENG 125
SPE 101
English Composition I
English Composition II or
Technical Writing or 
Business Writing
Oral Communication
3
3


3
Social Sciences HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
HIS 115 or
HIS 270 or
POL 101 or
POL 102
US History to 1877 or
US History Since 1877 or
US History Since 1945 or
History of Missouri or
American Government or
State & Local Government
3

Natural Science Any BIO, CHM, PHY   3
Humanities CPT/BUS 105 Computer Ethics/Business Ethics 3
Elective CPT 115 Introduction to Data Processing 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 37
  CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3  
  CPT 106 PC Operating Systems 3
  CPT 121 Basics of Data Communications 3
  CPT 165 Programming Logic 3
  CPT 200 Systems Analysis & Design 3
  CPT 201 Intro to Database Management 3
  CPT 246 Computer Security 3
  BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
  ACT 110 Financial Accounting I 4
  BUS 201 Introduction to Management 3
  BUS 230 Introduction to Marketing 3
ELECTIVE COURSES: Choose any one set of the following pairs of courses 6
  CPM 190 -and-
CPT 250
Dynamic Programming Languages -and-
Database Programming (PHP)
3
3
 
  CPT 104 -and-
CPT 160
Intro to Animation & Computer Games -and-
Mobile Aps Development
3
3
  CPT 280 -and-
CPT282
Visual Basic (.NET) -and-
Advanced Visual Basic (.NET)
3
3
  CPT 182 -and-
CPT 186
Beginning Programming in C++ -and-
Advanced Programming in C++
3
3
  CPT 284 -and-
CPT 287
Java Programming -and-
Advanced Java Programming
3
3
  CPT 174 -and-
CPT 175
COBOL Programming I -and-
COBOL Programming II
3
3
  CPT 135 -and-
CPT 185
Programming in Python -and-
C# Programming
3
3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 65

Courses by Semester

FALL SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH  
CPT 115 Introduction to Data Processing 3
CPT 106 PC Operating Systems 3
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications (MS Office) 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
SPRING SEMESTER 16
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH  
CPT 121 Basics of Data Communications 3
CPT 165 Computer Programming Logic 3
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra 4
BUS 201 Introduction to Management 3
HIS or POL Social Sciences 3
SUMMER SEMESTER 3
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
SPE 101 Oral Communication 3
FALL SEMESTER 16
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
ENG 102, or 115 or 125 English Comp II -or-Technical Writing -or-Business Writing 3
CPT 201 Intro to Database Management 3
  Natural Science 3
ACT 110 Financial Accounting I 4
  CPT Elective Part I 3
SPRING SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH  
CPT 200 Systems Analysis & Design 3
CPT 246 Computer Security 3
BUS 230 Intro to Marketing 3
CPT/BUS 105 Computer Ethics 3
  CPT Elective Part II 3

CPT Electives: Choose one of the following pairs:

Part I (Fall) Choose 1 course for 3 hrs Part II (Spring) Choose 1 course for 3 hrs
CPT 182 Beg Programming C++ -and- CPT 186 Adv Programming C++
CPT 280 Visual Basic (.NET) -and- CPT 282 Adv Visual Basic (.NET)
CPM 284 Java Programming -and- CPT 287 Adv Java Programming
CPM 190 Dynamic Progr Languages -and- CPT 250 Database Programming (PHP)
CPT 104 Intro to Anim & Games -and- CPT 160 Mobile Apps Development
CPT 174 COBOL Programming I -and- CPT 175 COBOL Programming II
CPT 135 Programming in Python -and- CPT 185 C# Programming