Management Information Systems (MIS) Program

Two paths of study are available to this curriculum. The first path is a Management Information Systems AAS degree. The second path is to prepare students for transfer to an upper division school in order to earn a 4 year degree. The computer classes offered here will prepare students to transfer to a college or university. See the counselor at the school you plan to transfer to, or South Suburban College’s Transfer Center to determine the transferability of each course.

Mission

The mission of the Management Information Systems (MIS) program at South Suburban College is to prepare students for a career or promotional opportunity in MIS, as it relates to understanding operating systems software and computer hardware; management information systems and programming languages; hands-on computer problem-solving experience, and the Internet. Students are able to complete certifications and/or an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in preparation for entry level or high level positions in Information Technology (IT) with an emphasis on programming and information system management.
Our vision is to maximize student learning through solid instructional methods to help gain the skills needed to effectively develop and manage information systems through technology within a professional business environment. Student will be better prepared to enter into a four year university or increase their job opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of computers and general knowledge of Office Suite software.
  • make use of the World Wide Web as a repository for seeking information for personal and research purposes.
  • demonstrate an in-depth understanding of why computers are essential components in the business world and society in general.
  • demonstrate an understanding of applications and system software including graphical user interface and multimedia.
  • use learned strategies for purchasing, installing, and maintaining a personal computer system.
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphic software using a variety of tools.
  • gain valuable on-the-job work experience in developing and managing information systems by completing an internship within a professional office environment.

Management Information Systems Associate Degree (MIS.AAS)

Overview for College Success Credits
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Cluster 1 Credits
ENG 101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
MIS 101 Computer Literacy & Applications 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
BUS 105 Business Mathematics 3
BUS 108 Introduction to Business 3
Cluster 2 Credits
CIS 132 Cisco IT Essentials v5 A+ Certification 4
MIS 102 Computer Logic 3
MIS 110 Windows Operating Systems 3
MIS 213 Computer Information Security 4
GROUP II Humanities Elective 3
GROUP III Social Science Elective 3
Cluster 3 Credits
MIS 104 Visual BASIC 3
MIS 111 UNIX/LINUX Operating System 3
MIS 205 Computer Systems Development 3
CIS 180 Net+ Certification 3
Program Electives * 3
Cluster 4 Credits
MIS 185 Windows Server Administration 3
MIS 190 Microsoft Workstation & Networking 3
MIS 221 Data Base Processing 3
MIS 250
 
MIS 206
Management Information System Internship
OR
CIS Internship
3
 
3
Program Electives Credits
MIS 212 Visual C# Programming 3
MIS 214 Advanced Visual Basic 3
MIS 215 IT Project Management 3
MIS 216 JAVA Programming Introduction 3
MIS 230 Help Desk Concepts
ACC 120 Financial Accounting 4
BLW 204 Cyberlaw, Legal Issues in Cyberspace 3
Minimum for Degree: 62-63

Webmaster Associate Degree (CIS.AAS.WEB)

This curriculum trains individuals to be Webmasters. They will be able to build and maintain web sites. They will also gain knowledge in server administration, multimedia technologies, cyber law, computer animation, current Microsoft operating systems, communications, security issues and others.

Overview for College Success Credits
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Cluster 1 Credits
ENG 101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
MIS 101 Computer Literacy & Applications 3
ART 101 Drawing I 3
MIS 110 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems 3
OAT 173 Internet Applications 3
Cluster 2 Credits
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
MIS 216 Intro to JAVA Programming 3
ART 130 Computer Art I 3
MIS 178 Data Communications & Networking 4
OAT 177 Advanced Web Page Authoring (Dreamweaver) 3
BLW 204 Cyberlaw, Legal Issues in Cyberspace 3
Cluster 3 Credits
MIS 111 Intro to Linux Operating System 3
CIS 180 Net+ Certification 3
ART 265 Computer Art II 3
ART 270 Computer Animation 3
MIS 213 Computer Information Security 3
MIS 221 Database Processing 3
Cluster 4 Credits
BUS 105 Business Mathematics 3
MIS 206 Field Project I 3
COM 220 Multimedia Production 3
OAT 133 Adobe Acrobat 1
GROUP III Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3
Minimum for Degree: 65

Management Information Systems Certificates

Help Desk Certificate (CIS.CERT.HELP)

Overview for College Success Credits
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
MIS 101 Computer Literacy & Application 3
MIS 110 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems 3
OAT 114 Continuous Voice Input – Dragon 1
OAT 115 Outlook 1
OAT 128 Word 3
OAT 132 Access 3
OAT 143 Excel 3
OAT 155 PowerPoint 3
OAT 170 Business English 3
BUS 220 Principles of Management 3
CIS 180 Net+ Certification 3
MIS 206 Field Project I 3
Total Credit Hours 32

Programming For Windows (CIS.BASIC.WINPROG)

The Windows environment has created a fast growing need for programmers skilled in developing PC applications. Courses in this certificate will prepare students to compete in this area of job skills.

MIS 101 Computer Literacy & Applications 3
MIS 102 Computer Logic 3
MIS 104 BASIC/Visual Basic Programming 3
MIS 110 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems 3
MIS 212 Visual C# Programming 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Web Programming (CIS.BASIC.WEBPROG)

Overview for College Success Credits
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
MIS 101 Computer Literacy & Applications 3
MIS 102 Computer Logic 3
MIS 104 BASIC/Visual Basic Programming 3
MIS 216 JAVA Programming Introduction 3
OAT 173 Internet Applications 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Basic Certificates

Overview for College Success Credits
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
<Network Technician (CIS.BASIC.NETWORK) Credits
MIS 101 Computer Literacy & Applications 3
MIS 102 Computer Logic 3
MIS 110 Windows Operating Systems 3
CIS 132 Cisco IT Essentials v5 A+ Certification 4
MIS 190 Microsoft Workstation & Networking 3
CIS 180 Net+ Certification 3
Total Credit Hours: 19
Microsoft Network Technician (CIS.BASIC.MSNETWORK) Credits
MIS 101 Computer Literacy & Applications 3
CIS 180 Net+ Certification 3
MIS 185 Windows Server Administration 3
MIS 190 Microsoft Workstation & Networking 3
CIS 132 Cisco IT Essentials v5 A+ Certification 4
MIS 178 Data Communication Networking 3
Total Credit Hours 19
Microcomputer Programming (CIS.BASIC.MICROPROG) Credits
Many new and old languages are used to develop applications for microcomputers. There is still a strong demand for programmers with microcomputer language skills.
MIS 101 Computer Literacy & Applications 3
MIS 102 Computer Logic 3
MIS 104 BASIC/Visual Basic Programming 3
MIS 212 Visual C# Programming 3
MIS 214 Visual BASIC Programming 3
Total Credit Hours: 15
(Other microcomputer programming languages may be substituted for one of the above requirements.)