Management Information Systems Transfer Curriculum

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Recommended AS Transfer Curriculum for Management Information Systems

This is only a suggested transfer program and might not be appropriate for every student. Some four-year institutions accept more than 62 credit hours in transfer to fulfill requirements in MIS. Students should consult the College & Career Success Center for help in selecting courses appropriate for the program at the college or university where you plan to transfer.

Please review the MIS AAS degree program. Some colleges and universities have capstone programs designed for students who wish to transfer after completing the AAS degree programs.

Faculty are available during scheduled office hours to advise students about their courses and programs. Peruse some of the offerings in the Department of Business Programs & Computer Technology.

All full-time transfer students are required to take OCS 121.

Overview for College Success

Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a course is designed to assist students in the navigation of becoming successful in college and life. Major topics include setting academic, career and personal goals; effective communication strategies; study skills; critical thinking; self-discovery; and learning styles. In addition, this course delves into topics such as stress management, diversity and other well-being topics. Students will develop educational and career plans, learn to utilize college resources and receive extensive help in course planning. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.

Students must take OCS 121 if they meet one or more of the following:

  • First time degree seeking students.
  • Transfer student with less than 12 credit hours and no evidence of similar course on transcript.
  • Registering for 6 or more credits.
  • Test into 2 or more developmental classes.
  • Currently does not have OCS credit or registered for OCS.


Minimum General Education (46-48)

Overview for College Success CREDITS
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Communications (9)
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (9)
GROUP II Select from Humanities and Fine Arts Electives
Students earning an Associate degree must meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in Public Act 87-581.
Social and Behavioral Science (9)
ECO 201 Principles of Economics, Macro 3
GROUP III Select from Social Science Electives 9
Mathematics (4-8)
MTH 165 College Algebra
or qualifying score on placement exam
MTH 180 Calculus for Business and Social Science 4
Physical and Life Science (7-8)
Group V Select from Physical and Life Science Elective that must include one lab. 7-8

Area of Concentration/Electives (9)

MIS 101 Computer Literacy and Applications 3
MIS 205 Computer Systems Development 3
Business Emphasis (10)
ACC 120 Financial Accounting 4
BUS 108 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 220 Principles of Management 3
Technical Emphasis (8)
MIS 221 Data Base Processing 4
MIS 250 Management Information System 3
Minimum for AS Degree 62-66