Computer Information Systems (2 + 2)

Associate Degree

Overview

The degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year engineering program. The Engineering Science Certificate, when combined with general education courses and Engineering Fundamentals Certificate courses, prepares the student to enter engineering school as a junior.

This pathway presents basic electrical engineering and related computer engineering courses. The program covers the basic theory of electrical engineering circuits and computer logic from both the component and board-level perspectives. Students trained in this area are prepared for more advanced study in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and computer information technology at the bachelor's degree level.

Transferring

All of the courses in this program can be used toward both an associate degree and toward the first two years of a four-year engineering degree. The courses in this pathway are based on South Carolina’s Engineering Transfer Block, so the courses should transfer to any institution in the state. However, all engineering programs are different, so students planning to transfer to any four-year institution are strongly urged to discuss the curriculum and transfer requirements with a representative of that institution early in their academic career at Midlands Technical College.

To transfer to the University of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing, students must successfully complete each transfer course with grades of “C” or better and have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75. High school preparation for engineering should include a strong emphasis on mathematics, science, and basic English language skills. Students not meeting the requirements for entry into Mathematics 140 and English 101 will have preparatory work to complete that may extend the time required to complete the degree.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

If students place into MAT-140 or above, they should take EGR-281 in semester one and EGR-283 in semester two.

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(18 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
BIO-101 Biological Science I

Biological Science I

ID: BIO-101

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, mendelian genetics, population genetics, natural selection, evolution, and ecology.

4
MAT-111 College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

ID: MAT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series. (Graphic calculator required)

3
EGR-281 Introduction to Algrithmic Design I

Introduction to Algrithmic Design I

ID: EGR-281

Credit Hours: 4

This course integrates a presentation of concepts of object-oriented programming, including program structures, objects, code, and programming styles.

4
Semester 2
(13 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
MAT-130 Elementary Calculus

Elementary Calculus

ID: MAT-130

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: differentiation and integration of polynomials; rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; and interpretation and application of these processes. (Graphic calculator required)

3
CPT-247 UNIX Operating System

UNIX Operating System

ID: CPT-247

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of basic unix commands including the vi editor, file structures, and shell programming.

3
EGR-283 Introduction to Algorithmic Design II

Introduction to Algorithmic Design II

ID: EGR-283

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of rigorous development of algorithms and computer programs, including elementary data structures.

4
Semester 3
(13 Credit Hours)
GEO-102 World Geography

World Geography

ID: GEO-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes a geographic analysis of the regions of the world, i.e., North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Diversity of each region is emphasized by examining its physical environment, natural resources, social, cultural, economic and political systems.

3
PHY-201 Physics I

Physics I

ID: PHY-201

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first in a sequence of physics courses. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics.

4
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

3
THE-101 Intro. to Theatre

Intro. to Theatre

ID: THE-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the appreciation and analysis of theatrical literature, history, and production.

3
Semester 4
(12 Credit Hours)
ECO-210 Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

ID: ECO-210

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of fundamental principles and policies of a modern economy to include markets and prices, national income accounting, cycles, employment theory and fiscal policy, banking and monetary controls, and the government's role in economic decisions and growth.

3
ACC-101 Accounting Principles I

Accounting Principles I

ID: ACC-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic accounting procedures for analyzing, recording and summarizing financial transactions, adjusting and closing the financial records at the end of the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements. Students identify sound ethical and personal values.

3
HIS-101 Western Civilization to 1689

Western Civilization to 1689

ID: HIS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of western civilization from ancient times to 1689, including the major political, social, economic, and intellectual factors shaping western cultural tradition.

3
ECE-240 Introduction to Software Engineering

Introduction to Software Engineering

ID: ECE-240

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers fundamentals of software design and development,software implementation strategies, object-oriented design techniques, and ethics in software development.

3
Semester 5
(12 Credit Hours)
ECO-211 Microeconomics

Microeconomics

ID: ECO-211

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of the behavior of households and firms, including supply and demand, elasticity, price/input in different market structures, pricing of resources, regulations, and comparative advantage and trade.

3
ACC-102 Accounting Principles II

Accounting Principles II

ID: ACC-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes managerial accounting theory and practice in basic accounting and procedures for cost accounting, budgeting, cost-volume analysis, and financial statement analysis.

3
BUS-130 Business Communications

Business Communications

ID: BUS-130

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the application of communication skills to situations routinely encountered in business environments. Students will generate oral and written reports and presentation.

3
EGR-209 Statistics for Engineers

Statistics for Engineers

ID: EGR-209

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic probability and statistics with applications and examples in engineering. Topics include elementary probability, random variables and their distributions, random processes, statistical inference, linear regression, correlation, and basic design of experiments. *Note: This course was developed as a transfer course for use at MTC due to an agreement with the UofSC.*

3
  Total Credit Hours 68
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$12,104.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(7 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
Semester 2
(11 Credit Hours)
BIO-101 Biological Science I

Biological Science I

ID: BIO-101

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, mendelian genetics, population genetics, natural selection, evolution, and ecology.

4
MAT-111 College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

ID: MAT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series. (Graphic calculator required)

3
EGR-281 Introduction to Algrithmic Design I

Introduction to Algrithmic Design I

ID: EGR-281

Credit Hours: 4

This course integrates a presentation of concepts of object-oriented programming, including program structures, objects, code, and programming styles.

4
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
MAT-130 Elementary Calculus

Elementary Calculus

ID: MAT-130

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: differentiation and integration of polynomials; rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; and interpretation and application of these processes. (Graphic calculator required)

3
Semester 4
(7 Credit Hours)
CPT-247 UNIX Operating System

UNIX Operating System

ID: CPT-247

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of basic unix commands including the vi editor, file structures, and shell programming.

3
EGR-283 Introduction to Algorithmic Design II

Introduction to Algorithmic Design II

ID: EGR-283

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of rigorous development of algorithms and computer programs, including elementary data structures.

4
Semester 5
(7 Credit Hours)
GEO-102 World Geography

World Geography

ID: GEO-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes a geographic analysis of the regions of the world, i.e., North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Diversity of each region is emphasized by examining its physical environment, natural resources, social, cultural, economic and political systems.

3
PHY-201 Physics I

Physics I

ID: PHY-201

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first in a sequence of physics courses. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics.

4
Semester 6
(6 Credit Hours)
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

3
THE-101 Intro. to Theatre

Intro. to Theatre

ID: THE-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the appreciation and analysis of theatrical literature, history, and production.

3
Semester 7
(6 Credit Hours)
ECO-210 Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

ID: ECO-210

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of fundamental principles and policies of a modern economy to include markets and prices, national income accounting, cycles, employment theory and fiscal policy, banking and monetary controls, and the government's role in economic decisions and growth.

3
ACC-101 Accounting Principles I

Accounting Principles I

ID: ACC-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic accounting procedures for analyzing, recording and summarizing financial transactions, adjusting and closing the financial records at the end of the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements. Students identify sound ethical and personal values.

3
Semester 8
(6 Credit Hours)
HIS-101 Western Civilization to 1689

Western Civilization to 1689

ID: HIS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of western civilization from ancient times to 1689, including the major political, social, economic, and intellectual factors shaping western cultural tradition.

3
ECE-240 Introduction to Software Engineering

Introduction to Software Engineering

ID: ECE-240

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers fundamentals of software design and development,software implementation strategies, object-oriented design techniques, and ethics in software development.

3
Semester 9
(6 Credit Hours)
ECO-211 Microeconomics

Microeconomics

ID: ECO-211

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of the behavior of households and firms, including supply and demand, elasticity, price/input in different market structures, pricing of resources, regulations, and comparative advantage and trade.

3
ACC-102 Accounting Principles II

Accounting Principles II

ID: ACC-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes managerial accounting theory and practice in basic accounting and procedures for cost accounting, budgeting, cost-volume analysis, and financial statement analysis.

3
Semester 10
(6 Credit Hours)
BUS-130 Business Communications

Business Communications

ID: BUS-130

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the application of communication skills to situations routinely encountered in business environments. Students will generate oral and written reports and presentation.

3
EGR-209 Statistics for Engineers

Statistics for Engineers

ID: EGR-209

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic probability and statistics with applications and examples in engineering. Topics include elementary probability, random variables and their distributions, random processes, statistical inference, linear regression, correlation, and basic design of experiments. *Note: This course was developed as a transfer course for use at MTC due to an agreement with the UofSC.*

3
  Total Credit Hours 68
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$12,104.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Computer Systems Information Engineer

The field of computer information systems is the application of technology in managing the needs of businesses. Graduates will be able to put their technical skills to work in a business setting. Students in the computer information systems field learn how to work with companies' IT systems to solve operations issues.

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Computer Programming Departments
  • Information Technology (IT) Departments

What’s next after I complete this program?

Pursue a 4-Year Degree

Students who graduate with this degree can go on to pursue a 4-year degree in computer information systems at the University of South Carolina Columbia, as a student in the College of Engineering and Computing. MTC offers the first two years of four-year programs in engineering, as part of a formal “2 + 2” agreement with the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina.