GET STARTED IN THE WORLD OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Work at the intersection of technology and business. Computer information systems professionals help companies and government agencies select, maintain and operate the hardware and software systems they use on a daily basis.

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A Strayer associate information systems degree gives you the foundational computing skills to support information systems in organizations ranging from tech to health care to law enforcement. You’ll also develop your communication and critical-thinking skills to enhance your employability.
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A Degree With a Difference

85% of Strayer associate degree recipients who responded to our survey said their degree had an impact on meeting their professional or career goals.

— OIRAE Graduates Survey, April 2013

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Associate in Arts in Information Systems

Information Systems

BUILD YOUR SKILL SET:

Apply information technology solutions to enhance organizational performance
Conceptualize and analyze organizational problems and identify their appropriate computing solutions
Communicate effectively with a range of audiences to accomplish a common goal
Analyze, understand, manage and control information technology risk
Understand the professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities of securing data and infrastructure
Apply fundamental management techniques to ongoing information technology operations
Design, implement and evaluate information systems solutions that satisfy organizational needs
Communicate in writing and through graphic representations with a range of audiences
Analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
Apply critical data analysis and research skills that exploit the organizational opportunities created by technology innovations
Increase your professional net worth, and start on a path toward career advancement
Prepare to pursue a bachelors degree in information systems to further your knowledge and marketability

For Real-World Careers Such As:

Computer Network Support Specialist
Computer User Support Specialist

Classes start

Oct. 6th

Credit Hours

90

Courses

20

Cost per Course

$1,420 Tuition and Fees

Graduate in

3.5 years
Take classes online or at these campuses nearest you:

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Ashburn, VA 20147
United States
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703.729.8800

Manassas

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Manassas, VA 20109
United States
P:
703.330.8400

Rockville

4 Research Place Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
United States
P:
301.548.5500
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Tuition and Fees

Application Fee:$50 (not applicable in all states)

Technology Fee:$65.00 per quarter

Tuition:

$1,420.00 per course (Full-Time), $1,420.00 per course (Part Time). Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rates and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $3,000.00 for textbooks and supplies over the course of your degree.

Tuition rates apply to all new and readmit undergraduate students. For all students enrolled as an undergraudate prior to Winter 2014, please Click here for undergraduate tuition rates.

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Graduate in 1.7 to 2.5 years

  Classes Per Quarter Time to Graduate
Full-time 3 or more classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 1.7 year or fewer (3 classes per quarter)
Part-time 2 or fewer classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 2.5 years or more

Strayer University's academic calendar runs on te quarter systems, which means that classes start 4 times per year. Classes meet for 11 weeks with 1-2 week breaks between quarters. The above times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. All of these facts and figures refer to any concentration that you choose.

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Associate in Arts in Information Technology

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Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Key Courses in Your Major.

CIS 109-Introduction to Management Information Systems

Get an introduction to contemporary information systems and learn how these systems are used throughout the organization. Focus on the key components of information system: people, software, hardware, data and communication technologies, and how these components are developed, acquired and integrated to create a competitive advantage.

CIS 111-Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

Get an introduction to the theory and applied concepts of database design, database management and information management. Focus on identifying organizational information requirements, express those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verify the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and convert conceptual data models into physical database models.

CIS 175-Introduction to Networking

Discover the fundamentals of networking technology. Focus on networking protocols, topologies, hardware and operating systems. Topics include data communications, telecommunications, infrastructure security, inter/intranetworking and the application of networking to multimedia, information storage and distribution.

CIS 210-Systems Analysis and Development

Explore the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to effectively architect computer-based technologies. Topics include a fundamental review of project management and data design followed by the processes required to gather and articulate business requirements. Acquire skills to procure, evaluate, test and systematically build systems for integration into an organization.

CIS 333-Networking Security Fundamentals

Study computer information system security principles, challenges, vulnerabilities and countermeasure strategies. Topics include definition of security terms, concepts, elements and goals. Explore industry standards and practices that focus on the availability, integrity and confidentiality aspects of information systems security.

CIS 336-Enterprise Architecture

Prerequisites: CIS 106 or CIS 109

Explore the design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise IT solutions. Topics include frameworks and strategies for infrastructure management, system administration, data/information architecture, content management, distributed computing, middleware, legacy system integration, system consolidation, software selection, total cost of ownership calculation, IT investment analysis and emerging technologies.

CIS 348-Information Technology Project Management

Prerequisites: CIS 106 or CIS 109

Examine the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to manage their information technology projects in accordance with the Project Management Institutes Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Focus on the methodology and project management software for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing technology projects. Topics include various types of technologies to support group collaboration and the use of resources from within the firm as well as contracted from outside the organization.

CIS 349-Information Technology Audit and Control

Prerequisite: CIS 333

Cover the principles, approaches and methodologies in auditing information systems to ensure the processes and procedures are in compliance with pertinent laws and regulatory provisions especially in the context of information systems security (ISS). Topics include the processes used to protect and secure business and consumer privacy data, an explanation of compliancy laws, and the process and legal requirements for conducting IT infrastructure compliance audits.

ACC 100-Accounting I

Understand accounting concepts, assumptions and principles. Study the analysis and recording of business transactions, the adjusting process and the procedures necessary to complete the accounting cycle. Progress to illustrating merchandising operations and merchandise inventory accounting, exploring internal control and cash, and explaining accounting procedures for receivables.

BUS 100-Introduction to Business

Get a foundation in business operations through a survey of the major business functions (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). Take a high-level look at business organizations and the business environment, strategic planning, international business and quality assurance.

CIS 106-Introduction to Information Technology

This course provides a foundational overview to the discipline of Information Technology that illuminates key computing concepts and describes how those concepts relate to other computing disciplines. Students are presented the diverse context in which information technology is used and the challenges inherent in the diffusion of innovative technologies.

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