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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management Information Systems (MIS), Programming/Database Concentration, AS

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The Management Information Systems (MIS) degree is designed to allow students to transfer to a four-year program and also qualifies students for positions as programmers and information technology specialists. The program offers two concentrations, with the Programming/Database concentration emphasizing business applications programming. The student studies several programming languages, various levels of operating systems, database systems and the peripheral equipment available in the field. Students who select the Informatics concentration learn to use technology to advance the needs of businesses. Students master the tools of informatics specialists learning to provide technical assistance, support and advice to individuals and organizations that depend on information technology.

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Location: Urban and Ankeny Campuses

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses as well as on the internet as online courses.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.
  4. Submit evidence of grade “C” or better in one year of high school algebra or equivalent (DMACC Academic Achievement Center Algebra I & II or MAT 063 ).

Students start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Management Information Systems (MIS) AS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Required Courses

(Prepares students to work for businesses as programmers, software developers and database specialists.)

Semester 3

Semester 4

Required Course(s)


To complete this program, you must meet the Diversity Requirement with a grade of “C” or higher. See the AA /AS  section of this catalog for more information about which courses can count toward this requirement.

Total Credits Required to Complete this AS Degree, Programming/Database Concentration - 70

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