CURRICULAR GUIDE

Microcomputer Systems
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0111  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Microcomputer systems programmers develop programs to be run on today's
powerful microcomputer systems and networks.  Study and experience follows
either an object-oriented or procedural programming track.  Skills in the
areas of computer programming, communication, systems analysis and design,
business systems applications, microcomputer support, and systems control are
required to succeed in jobs related to computer systems in business.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Business Careers Department, Old Central Building, Room 210,
telephone number (517) 483-1522.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 31 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ACCG 210    Principles of Accounting I                                       4
CABS 110    Microsoft Office                                                 3
CABS 195    Microsoft Windows                                                2
CISB 100    Intro Computer Info Systems                                      3
CISB 130    Data Communications                                              3
CISB 133    Operating Systems                                                3
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
CISB 230    Intro to Local Area Networks                                     3
CISB 250    Database Concepts                                                3
CISB 260    Systems Analysis and Design                                      4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 29-30 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 1)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Programming Track (Choose 1 Subchoice)                  10 Credits
Subchoice 2A: Object Oriented Programming Track
CISB 119    Intro Window Prog Visual BASIC                                   4
CISB 122    Adv Windows Prog Visual BASIC                                    3
CISB 281    Visual C++ Programming                                           3
Subchoice 2B: Procedural Programming Track
CISB 114    Programming Logic                                                3
CISB 180    C Programming Busn App                                           3
CISB 280    C++ Language with OOP                                            4

CHOICE 3:   Computer Specialty Area (See Note 3)                     8 Credits
CABS 133    Microsoft Access Database                                        2
CISB 102    Intro Internet in Business                                       2
CISB 202    Adv Internet Business/Educ                                       2
CISB 231    Advanced Local Area Networks                                     3
CISB 235    Microcomputer Hardware Support                                   3
CISB 236    Microcomputer Software Support                                   3
CISB 253    WWW Interactive Programming                                      4
CISB 258    Dev Multimedia Home Pages WWW                                    2

CHOICE 4:   Computer Related                                       2-3 Credits
CISB 245    Programming Internship                                           3
CISB 247    Microcomputer Project                                            2
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    For graduation, a student must have earned a minimum 2.0 grade point
      average in courses with a CISB prefix.
3.    Other CABS or CISB-prefix courses may be approved for Choice 3 by a
      Computer Information Systems Academic Program advisor.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
ACCG 210          CABS 110          CISB 230          CISB 200
CABS 195          CISB 130          CISB 260          CISB 250
CISB 100          CISB 133          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.1
Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.3
Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.4