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 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 37
  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
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 65

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

 

 

Courses by Semester

FALL SEMESTER

15

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NAME

CH

 

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

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NAME

CH

 

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

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NAME

CH

 

SPE 101

Oral Communications

3

 

FALL SEMESTER

16

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NAME

CH

 

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

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NAME

CH

 

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 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