Information Systems Pathway

The Associate of Science

Contact Information
Stacey Hendren
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50257

Program and Career Description

Some careers in the Information Systems field require a bachelor's degree. Computer programmers may work in a variety of settings including offices and manufacturing firms. The Associate of Science in Information Systems is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of the bachelor's degree in a community college setting. Students will gain critical thinking and analytical skills needed to succeed at a university. Because class sizes are small, students work closely with experienced faculty and have access to state-of-the-art computer labs.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required) 
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)  
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2055 African-American Literature
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics

Choose TWO History Courses 
HIST 2310 Early World History
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Early United States History
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Choose TWO Natural Science Courses 
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 1510 Environmental Science I
BIOL 1520 Environmental Science II
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PHYS 2110 Calculus Based Physics I
PHSY 2120 Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Principles of Physical Science
PSCI 1020 Principles of Earth/Space

Mathematics Requirement
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics* 

Area of Emphasis Requirements
ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 1020 Principles of Accounting II
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus
INFS 1010 Computer Applications**
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation
One (1) Credit General Electives**

*note: students planning to transfer to UTK must complete MATH 2050 Calculus-Based Probability and Statistics.

**students who plan to transfer to APSU, ETSU, and UT Chattanooga must complete CISP 1010, 1020, Computer Science I and II (Programming) instead of INFS 1010, Computer Applications and electives. For these students, the total hours in the Area of Emphasis will be 20 hours and total degree hours will be 61.

The Associate of Science: Information Systems requires 60-61 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co- requisites.