CURRICULAR GUIDE

Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0113  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Programmer/Analysts plan, develop, test, and document computer programs at the
request of a specific user, applying knowledge of programming techniques and
computer systems.  They may evaluate user requests to determine feasibility,
cost and time required, as well as compatibility with current system and
computer capabilities.  In addition, they read manuals, periodicals, and
technical reports to develop programs that meet user requirements.  They
formulate a plan outlining steps required to develop programs and convert
project specifications into program source instructions which are entered into
the computer system and tested.  They may write documentation and the user

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: 36 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ACCG 210    Principles of Accounting I                                       4
CISB 100    Intro Computer Info Systems                                      3
CISB 114    Programming Logic                                                3
CISB 130    Data Communications                                              3
CISB 133    Operating Systems                                                3
CISB 170    COBOL I                                                          4
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
CISB 250    Database Concepts                                                3
CISB 260    Systems Analysis and Design                                      4
CISB 261    Sys Implementation Case Tools                                    3
CISB 270    COBOL II                                                         3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 24 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:   Additional Language (Choose 1 Subchoice)                 7 Credits
Subchoice 2A
CISB 175    Beginning RPG on the AS/400                                      3
CISB 275    Advanced RPG on the AS/400                                       4
Subchoice 2B
CISB 180    C Programming Busn App                                           3
CISB 280    C++ Language with OOP                                            4

CHOICE 3:   Computer Related (See Note 2)                            8 Credits
CABS 110    Microsoft Office                                                 3
CABS 195    Microsoft Windows                                                2
CISB 102    Intro Internet in Business                                       2
CISB 119    Intro Window Prog Visual BASIC                                   4
CISB 122    Adv Windows Prog Visual BASIC                                    3
CISB 136    SQL: Structured Query Language                                   2
CISB 230    Intro to Local Area Networks                                     3
CISB 245    Programming Internship                                           3
CISB 253    WWW Interactive Programming                                      4
CISB 283    Intro to JAVA Programming                                        3
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Students may also select from unchosen courses in Choice 2 or any course
      with a CISB prefix not already used to meet degree requirements.
3.    For graduation from this program, a student must have earned a minimum
      2.0 grade point average in courses with a CISB prefix.

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          CISB 130          CISB 170          CISB 250
CISB 100          CISB 133          CISB 200          CISB 270
CISB 114          CISB 260          CISB 261          Lim.Ch.1
Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.3
                  Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.3