Management Information Systems A.A.S.

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Management Information Systems A.A.S.

Department: Computer Science – Management Information Systems

Total Credit Hours: 65 credits

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.

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.

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.

People established in management information systems can generally earn up to $143,590 per year.

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.

Required Courses

Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (25 credits)
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 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
Core Course Requirements (40 credits)
CPT 135 Programming in Python 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
CPT Elective Part 1-choose 1(see below) 3
CPT Elective Part 2-choose 1(see below) 3
Total Required Hours: 65 credits

CPT Electives: Choose any two (2) of the following:

Part 1 (Spring) Choose 1 course for 3 hrs Part 2 (Fall) Choose 1 course for 3 hrs
CPT 182 Beg. Programming C++ CPT 186 Adv. Programming C++
CPT 280 Visual Basic (.NET) CPT 282 Adv. Visual Basic (.NET)
CPT 284 Java Programming CPT 287 Adv. Java Programming
CPT 250 Database Programming (PHP) CPM 190 Dynamic Programming Lang.
CPT 185 C# Programming CPT 104 Intro to Animation & Games
CPT 160 Mobile Apps Development
CPT 240 SQL Basics

Suggested Schedule Planning

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester (15 credits)
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications (MS Office) 3
CPT 106 PC Operating Systems 3
CPT 135 Programming in Python 3
CPT 165 Computer Programming Logic 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
Spring Semester (16 credits)
CPT 121 Basics of Data Communications 3
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra 4
BUS 201 Introduction to Management 3
HIS 101,102,115, 270 POL 101,102 Social Sciences 3
CPT Elective CPT Elective Part 1 3
Summer Semester (3 credits)
SPE 101 Oral Communications 3
Fall Semester (16 credits)
CPT 201 Intro to Database Management 3
Any BIO, CHM, PHY Natural Science 3
ACT 110 Financial Accounting 1 4
ENG 101 English Composition 1 3
CPT Elective CPT Elective Part 2 3
Spring Semester (15 credits)
CPT 200 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CPT 246 Computer Security 3
BUS 230 Intro to Marketing 3
CPT/BUS 105 Computer Ethics 3
ENG 102 or
ENG 115 or
ENG 125
English Comp II or
Technical Writing or
Business Writing
3
CPT Electives: Choose any two (2) of the following:
Part 1 (Spring)Choose 1 course for 3 hrsPart 2 (Fall)Choose 1 course for 3 hrs
CPT 182 Beg. Programming C++ CPT 186 Adv. Programming C++
CPT 280 Visual Basic (.NET) CPT 282 Adv. Visual Basic (.NET)
CPT 284 Java Programming CPT 287 Adv. Java Programming
CPT 250 Database Programming (PHP) CPM 190 Dynamic Programming Lang
CPT 185 C# Programming CPT 104 Intro to Animation & Games
CPT 160 Mobile Apps Development
CPT 240 SQL Basics

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