Related Articulation Agreements:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems 3+1 agreement with Eastern Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems 3+1 agreement with Madonna University

Computer Information Systems

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship & Professional Development: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Kimberly Moscardelli: 313-845-1549,, Technology Bldg, Room: E162-G

Program Description


Provides students with in-depth skills and knowledge in a broad range of IT disciplines including programming, database development, PC repair, networking, operating systems, security, web development, and system analysis and design. Courses in the CIS program include extensive hands-on laboratory work in current industry technology and software, such as PHP, MySQL, Oracle, .NET, Java and Mobile Application Development. HFC is also a member of Microsoft’s MSDN Academic Alliance Program which allows the College to provide students with many of their development tools at an affordable cost.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Operate a personal computer and productivity software installed on it, including Microsoft Office, file management, the Internet/Web, e-mail, and input/output/storage devices.
  • Explain the importance of personal responsibility and security in a technological world, including copyright laws, netiquette, ethics, privacy issues, and security threats.
  • Design, create and manipulate with an enterprise database.
  • Explain networking standards, protocols, transmission media, and hardware.
  • Write computer programs using several programming languages, both procedural and object-oriented.
  • Explain the client-server model of web development and develop client and server-side web pages.
  • Interface with the Unix/Linux operating system, including the vi editor, file management, and shell scripting.
  • Analyze, design, and implement an information system.
  • Create and deliver a professional team presentation.
Career Opportunities
  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Application Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Project Manager

General Education

Category 7
Complete any additional General Education Course
Credit Hours

Degree-Specific Requirements

Program Requirements


Complete additional 100-level, or higher, credits to complete this degree.

Elective Hours
Minimum Total Credit Hours