Management Information Science

Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

The Management Information Science program is designed for students preparing for careers in business to effectively use and manage computers. The focus of the program is to develop student proficiency in a variety of computer applications and operating systems so that they may produce timely and accurate information. Elective courses give an opportunity to develop further skills in computer programming, database management, networking, Web development, and information systems security.

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with an SCC counselor to select and plan courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation.

Computer skills and experience are needed for technical support staff, end-user consultants, network administrators, database specialists, information systems managers/specialists, programmers/analysts, software specialists, systems analysts, technical writers, information systems security specialists, and webmasters. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2008-2018) figures, job demands in these areas will grow 22.9% annually and will continue to exceed the number of available and trained workers.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • solve business problems by utilizing various types of software.
  • design algorithms that can be implemented by writing computer programs to solve typical problems.
  • construct and implement computer programs or scripts.
  • design professional documents for a variety of situations using appropriate software, working individually or in a team.
  • apply working knowledge of principles in computer networking, data communications, data management, information systems security, web development, or programming concepts.
  • adapt to technological changes and innovations in the computer industry and use techniques, skills, and tools necessary to meet needs.
  • locate information stored on the Internet, determine the validity of online resources, download and store files, and use the correct syntax for citing Internet resources.

Associate in Science Degree

The Management Information Science Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement may be obtained by completion of the required program with grades of “C” or better or equivalent.