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Program Focus

The Computer Information Systems program includes 30 technical credits in the field of computer science and exposes the student to hardware, database, and spreadsheet applications, and Windows. The 30 technical credits may vary slightly depending upon requirements of the receiving transfer institution. The program also includes 30 general education credits from within the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). The general education courses must complete the six goal areas of the MnTC.

The Computer Information Systems Associate in Science (AS) degree is intended for students who want to transfer to complete a bachelor's degree. This degree is 60 credits in length. High school courses in math and science are beneficial but not required.


The college has developed several transfer agreements with similar bachelor's degree programs in and around Minnesota. The general education courses are universally transferable within the Minnesota State system and are generally accepted by most other public and private colleges. Since transferring credits involves approval from the "receiving" institution, to avoid taking unnecessary courses, it is important to investigate and plan coursework. The college is prepared to work with students as they address transfer issues.

This degree has articulation agreements with: Rasmussen College. Please visit Minnesota Transfer for the most current articulation agreement information at

Beyond The Computer Information Systems AS Degree:

This Computer Information Systems AS degree is intended solely for students who intend to transfer to a bachelor's degree program.