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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Systems

Harper College
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Palatine
English
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Harper College

Program description

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Systems

Prepare for a successful career in information systems by completing this 60-credit-hour degree program. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to obtain an entry-level data analysis, data management, software or web development position in the field of information systems after graduation.

Take classes in business software packages, computer information systems, computer logic and programming technology, computer science, web foundations, Internet protocols and more. Many courses are offered online or in blended formats, giving you added flexibility.

Harper College is a great place to study information systems. Three large open computer labs are staffed with certified IT Student Support Assistants who can assist with CIS, CAS and NET coursework. Many classes are designed to prepare you to complete IT industry certifications in programming, networking, server administration, security and more.

Admission requirements

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Program content

First Semester:

  • Introduction to Business Software Packages
  • Introduction to Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Logic and Programming Technology
  • Composition
  • Mathematics

Second Semester:

  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Applied Programming or
  • Computer Science I
  • Composition
  • Information Systems elective
  • Internet Fundamentals or
  • Web Foundations

Third Semester:

  • Information Systems electives
  • Computer Networking or
  • Internet Protocols 
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Fourth Semester:

  • IT Project Management 
  • Data Analysis 
  • Information Systems electives
  • Introduction to Sociology

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the college's website.

Tuition fees

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Qualification

Learning outcomes

  • Apply computer hardware, software, and information systems concepts and techniques to a variety of business environments.
  • Apply common business productivity software to business functions, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications.
  • Analyze business problems and develop corresponding structured code.
  • Design, normalize, and administer relational databases.
  • Initialize, plan, execute, control, and close a project.
  • Apply appropriate statistical methods to a given problem.
  • Demonstrate professional and effective communication skills.

Career opportunities

Prepare for a successful career in information systems by completing this 60-credit-hour degree program. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to obtain an entry-level data analysis, data management, software or web development position in the field of information systems after graduation.

Career options 

  • Database administrator
  • IT analyst
  • Network administrator
  • Web developer

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Harper College

Harper College, one of the United States’ premier community colleges, is located in the northwest suburbs just 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Chicago, Illinois. Harper offers more than 50 fields of study and more than 450 popular general education...


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Harper College

1200 West Algonquin Road
60067 Palatine Illinois
United States of America

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www.harpercollege.edu

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