Computer Programming and Database Management - Computer Information Systems Major (CINS)

Description

The Computer Programming and Database Management - Computer Information Systems Major (CINS) focuses on the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of software solutions used in a variety of industries and organizations.

Students gain practical knowledge and experience in the software development process and methods using relevant, current programming languages, databases, and database query languages. Students also gain knowledge of core practices in business and/or health care, depending on their focus.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are prepared to enter the workforce as skilled software developers/computer programmers. Graduates may continue their education in a bachelor's degree program in computer science, information systems, business informatics, or business administration.

Although some required courses are available through evening and/or online classes, most of the required courses for the Computer Information Systems Major are scheduled as in-person classes held on Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Related Programs

Program Code

CINS.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Design and write computer programs using programming languages .NET, Python, Java, C, and C++
  • Develop applications using the Object-Oriented Programming Methodology
  • Design, develop, and maintain databases in various Database Management Systems
  • Write complex queries of databases using SQL
  • Demonstrate proficiency in business/system analysis and design methodologies such as Agile
  • Develop on various platforms and operating systems such as .NET, Windows, LINUX, and IBM Power Systems
  • Seek a variety of industry certifications and/or advanced degrees

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Programmer
  • Web-Based Application Programmer
  • System/Business Analyst

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$40,000 to $60,000 annual salary

Employment Outlook

Graduates with Computer Information Systems skills are in high demand locally and nationally. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers is projected to grow 24 percent through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Western Governors University
  • Wilmington College
  • Wright State University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Emerson Power Transmission
  • Great American Financial Resources, Inc.
  • Great American Insurance
  • The Health Alliance
  • Ohio Casualty Group
  • Seapine Software

Co-op Salary Projections

$10/hr to $20/hr

Curriculum

Effective 2019-2020 academic year

Computer Information Systems Major (CINS)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
XXX-XXX Mathematics Elective (G)   3 0 3
IT 100 Computer Programming Foundations ( T) 2 3 3
XXX-XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 2      
IT 101 Programming 1 ( T) 2 3 3
IT 111 Database Design and SQL 1 ( B) 2 3 3
XXX-XXX Computer Information Systems Elective 1 (B)   3 0 3
CPDM 210 System Analysis and Design ( T) 2 3 3
Semester 3      
IT 102 Programming 2 ( T) 2 3 3
XXX-XXX Computer Information Systems Elective 2 (B)   3 0 3
XXX-XXX Computer Information Systems Elective 3 (B)   3 0 3
XXX-XXX Technical Concentration Elective 1 (T)   2 3 3
XXX-XXX Technical Track Elective 1 (T)   2 3 3
Semester 4      
CPDM-XXX Experiential Learning Elective 1 (T)   1 40 2
XXX-XXX Technical Concentration Elective 2 (T)   2 3 3
Semester 5      
XXX-XXX Computer Information Systems Elective 4 (B)   3 0 3
XXX-XXX Technical Concentration Elective 3 (T)   2 3 3
XXX-XXX Technical Track Elective 2 (T)   2 3 3
ENG-10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
ECO-XXX Economics Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 6      
CPDM-XXX Experiential Learning Elective 2 (T)   1 40 2
CPDM 290 Computer Programming and Database Management Capstone ( T) 2 3 3
Total Credits:   52 113 65

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
Mathematics Elective  
MAT 121 Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics 3
MAT 125 Algebra and Trigonometry 4
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
MAT 151 College Algebra 4
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Arts/Humanities Elective  
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130  
Economics Elective  
ECO 105 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Experiential Learning Electives (Choose courses from 1 experiential learning group)  
Cooperative Education Experiential Learning
 
CPDM 190 Cooperative Education Preparation: Computer Programming and Database Management 1
CPDM 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Programming and Database Management 2
CPDM 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Programming and Database Management 2
Project-Based Experiential Learning
 
CPDM 296 Project-Based Learning 1 2
CPDM 297 Project-Based Learning 2 2
Computer Information Systems Electives (Choose 4 courses)  
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 102 Managerial Accounting 3
FIN 150 Business Finance 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
LAW 101 Business Law 3
HIT 100 Language and Culture of Healthcare 3
HIT 105 Information Technology Systems in Healthcare 3
HIT 210 Healthcare Reimbursement 3
MCH 104 Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3
Technical Concentration Electives (Choose courses from 1 concentration)  
C Programmer Concentration
 
SET 151 C Programming 1 (T) 3
SET 252 C Programming 2 (T) 3
SET 253 C Programming 3 (T) 3
Java Programmer Concentration
 
IT 161 Java Programming 1 (T) 3
IT 162 Java Programming 2 (T) 3
IT 262 Java Programming 3 (T) 3
Web Programmer Concentration
 
IT 117 Web Application Development 1 (T) 3
IT 118 Web Application Development 2 (T) 3
IT 218 Web Application Development 3 (T) 3
Technical Track Electives (Choose courses from 1 track)  
Java Programming Track
 
IT 161 Java Programming 1 (T) 3
IT 162 Java Programming 2 (T) 3
C Programming Track 1
 
SET 151 C Programming 1 (T) 3
SET 252 C Programming 2 (T) 3
C Programming Track 2
 
SET 252 C Programming 2 (T) 3
SET 253 C Programming 3 (T) 3
IBMi Powersystem Track
 
CPDM 211 Business Application Development 1: RPGLE/DB2 (T) 4
CPDM 212 Business Application Development 2: RPGLE/DB2 (T) 4
Mobile Application Track
 
CPDM 230 Mobile Application Development (T) 4
CPDM 240 Emerging Technologies: Web and Mobile Applications (T) 4
Computer Networking Track
 
NETC 121 Network Communications 1 (T) 3
NETC 122 Network Communications 2 (T) 3
Web Programming Track
 
IT 117 Web Application Development 1 (T) 3
IT 118 Web Application Development 2 (T) 3
Database Analytics Track
 
IT 112 Database Design and Management (T) 3
IT 212 Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Reporting (T) 3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Robert (Bob) Nields, MBA
(513) 569-1653
Co-op Coordinator
Noelle Grome, MEd, MS
(513) 569-4693
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