Associate of Applied Science in Business Computer Information Systems

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.


English and math placement tests are given by the Testing Center. A faculty advisor can assist students by recommending the proper levels of entry and appropriate CIS course plan. Students who are not proficient in typing (a minimum of 30 words per minute) should enroll in CIOS A101A. Students must be able to read and comprehend technical manuals and texts.

Academic Requirements

A grade of C or better is required to continue in each higher CIS course. To take upper-division CIS courses, students must complete lower-division degree requirements and apply for upper-division standing.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

Breadth Requirements
ACCT A201Principles of Financial Accounting *3
ACCT A202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
CIS A110Computer Concepts in Business3
ECON A201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON A202Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH A121College Algebra for Managerial and Social Sciences3-4
or MATH A151 College Algebra for Calculus
General Education Requirement elective **3
Business Core Requirement
BA A273Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics3
CIS Required Courses
CIS A210Contemporary Business Applications Development3
CIS A310Analysis of Business Systems3
CIS A330Database Management Systems3
CIS A345Managing Data Communications and Computer Networks3
Complete 9 elective credits approved by a CIS Department advisor. (No more than 3 credits of internship can be used to fulfill program electives)9

The ACCT A101 and ACCT A102 sequence may be used to satisfy the ACCT A201 requirement for this degree.


Choose a humanities or natural sciences course that meets both the AAS General Course Requirements and baccalaureate General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 12 credits from the CIS required courses and electives listed above must be earned at UAA.

A total of 60-61 credits is required for the degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with an Associate of Applied Science in Business Computer Information Systems will be able to:

  • Design, code, test, compile, and debug programs for basic business functions utilizing a popular programming language.
  • Perform a business analysis to identify business functional requirements as input for information technology application development.
  • Demonstrate skills in analyzing, designing, building, and administering business-oriented databases.
  • Explain the fundamentals of our rapidly changing environment of data communications over local area networks and over switched and private voice lines.
  • Demonstrate skills in installing, configuring, and debugging a small local area network.
  • Demonstrate competency in utilizing computer technology.