CURRICULUM GUIDE

Computer Programmer/Analyst
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0113  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

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
manual. Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students
planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before
enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Information Technology and Office Systems Department, Old Central
Building, Room 137, telephone number (517) 483-1546.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 40 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CABS 195    Microsoft Windows                                                2
CISB 100    Intro Computer Info Systems                                      3
CISB 102    Internet Literacy                                                3
CISB 114    Programming Logic                                                3
CISB 130    Data Communications                                              3
CISB 133    Operating Systems                                                3
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
CISB 250    Database Concepts                                                3
CISB 260    Systems Analysis and Design                                      4
CISB 261    Systems Implementation                                           3
ISCI 131    Integrated Science - Physical                                    4
MATH 119    Investigations with Math                                         3
OADM 275    Cultural Differences in Busn                                     3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 23-25 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area                                          3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 1)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Programming Tracks (Choose two subchoices)              14 Credits
Subchoice 2A: Visual Basic Programming Track
CISB 119    Intro Window Prog Visual BASIC                                   4
CISB 122    Adv Windows Prog Visual BASIC                                    3

Subchoice 2B: C Programming Track
CISB 180    Intro to C/C++ Program for Bus                                   3
CISB 280    Adv C/C++ Program with OOP                                       4

Subchoice 2C: COBOL Programming Track
CISB 170    COBOL I                                                          4
CISB 270    COBOL II                                                         3

Subchoice 2D: Internet Programming Track
CISB 253    WWW Interactive Programming                                      4
CISB 283    Intro to JAVA Programming                                        3

CHOICE 3:   Writing                                                3-4 Credits
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

CHOICE 4:   Business Related                                       3-4 Credits
ACCG 100    Practical Accounting Non-Major                                   3
ACCG 210    Principles of Accounting I                                       4
BUSN 118    Introduction to Business                                         3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   63

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Students must complete one course from CHOICE 3 to fulfill the
      requirements for this Core area.
3.    For graduation from this program, a student must have earned a minimum
      2.0 grade in each course with a CABS or 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
CABS 195          CISB 102          CISB 250          CISB 261
CISB 100          CISB 133          CISB 260          ISCI 131
CISB 114          CISB 200          OADM 275          MATH 119
CISB 130          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.2
Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.4