Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

Information Sciences and Systems Area of Concentration, Computer Science and Technologies AA: 109


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This transfer degree area of concentration is for students who plan to transfer to a four-year program such as information systems or information management. The curriculum is designed to present a broad coverage of concepts applying to the theory and management of information, analytical techniques in the development of computer-based information systems, and practical experience with business programming.

Because of the variation in such programs at four-year institutions, students are urged to consult an advisor about specific course selections. This program can be completed either on campus or online.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education course requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or elective.

** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines. Contact department advisor for transfer requirements for specific schools. Students applying to business schools should consider using economics as an elective because it meets transfer and BSSD requirements. If you have any questions, please see a department advisor.

‡ May be replaced by another CMSC course with departmental consent.

List of program electives: CMSC, DATA, NWIT, CMAP; TECH 190 , 200-level TECH courses; ACCT 221 , ACCT 222 , BSAD 101 ECON 201 , ECON 202 MATH 165 , MATH 150  or MATH 181 MATH 182 , MATH 117  or BSAD 210 MGMT 101 , MGMT 211 , PSYC 100 . Four credit courses can be used to satisfy program electives.

Select program electives based on transfer institution requirements. See an advisor for assistance and use ARTSYS for Maryland transfer school requirements, http://artweb.usmd.edu. Note: There must be at least 12 credits total at the 200-level for an AA degree.

Please consult an advisor or the transfer institution before selecting institutional requirements.

AA and AS programs require one global and cultural perspectives (GCP) General Education course.

This program can be completed either on campus or online.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


General Education Institutional Requirements


Program Requirements


Area of Concentration Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 60


ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or elective.

** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines. Contact department advisor for transfer requirements for specific schools. Students applying to business schools should consider using economics as an elective because it meets transfer and BSSD requirements. If you have any questions, please see a department advisor.

‡ May be replaced by another CMSC course with departmental consent.

† List of program electives: CMSC, DATA, NWIT, CMAP; TECH 190 , 200-level TECH courses; ACCT 221 , ACCT 222 , BSAD 101 ECON 201 , ECON 202 MATH 165 , MATH 150  or MATH 181 , MATH 182 , MATH 117  or BSAD 210 ; MGMT 101 , MGMT 211 , PSYC 100 . Four credits can be used to satisfy program electives.

Select program electives based on transfer institution requirements. See an advisor for assistance and use ARTSYS for Maryland transfer school requirements, http://artweb.usmd.edu. Note: There must be at least 12 credits total at the 200-level for an AA degree.

Please consult an advisor or the transfer institution before selecting institutional requirements.

AA and AS programs require one global and cultural perspectives (GCP) General Education course.

This program can be completed either on campus or online.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze components of the computer information systems.
  • Analyze, design, and implement computer programs using a high level programming language.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in analysis and design techniques.

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