The Computer Information Systems AAS degree program focuses on information technology infrastructure maintenance and growth within an organization. The program prepares students for employment in the information technology field in the areas of systems development and analysis.
The Application Developer concentration emphasizes business application and Web development, writing code for dynamic Web content and transaction-based Web systems. Students are trained in several programming languages, becoming proficient at designing, implementing, testing, and debugging applications.
The Systems Analyst concentration prepares students to solve computer problems and apply computer technology to meet the needs of their organizations. Diverse disciplines enhance communication, research, business, and technology skills that enable graduates to function successfully with a variety of stakeholders, managers, and end-users.
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Computer Science A.S. Degree Tennessee Transfer Pathway
Information Systems A.S. Degree Tennessee Transfer Pathway
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) help you transfer to a Tennessee public university to complete your baccalaureate degree. Completing all the courses listed on a particular Tennessee Transfer Pathway will earn an AA, AFA or AS degree at NSCC and all courses are guaranteed to count toward that university major. The prescribed curriculum for each Transfer Pathway must be followed exactly to ensure all hours transfer. Talk to an advisor, see the NSCC Catalog, and visit www.tntransferpathway.org for more TTP information. View TTP video
To prepare individuals for the responsibilities of Information Systems (IS) development and maintenance careers; to upgrade the skills of current IS professionals; to maintain awareness of the ever changing IS industry; and to engage in activities to recognize and support the IS training needs of local business and industry.
To be the area’s leading educational institution for the training and development of Information Systems professionals.
"I'm proud that I garnered the courage to return to school. Before I enrolled at Nashville State I had no job skills, but the faculty gave me the opportunity to learn and improve myself as a programmer. When I started school I was very apprehensive; however, I had a wonderful experience. The students are privileged to have educators who are aware of the latest developments and are committed to making a difference in the lives of the students and in the quality of work we perform. Computer Information Systems is a career program that is designed to prepare graduates for direct entry into the job market. This year I will earned an A.A.S. degree at Nashville State Community College. I am currently working in my field. I am grateful to Nashville State and the Computer Information System program for helping me believe in myself." - Geele Aboker
David Welch, Program Coordinator, 615-353-3410
A.A.S. Computer Information Systems, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1996
B.S. Aerospace Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, 1983
M.S. Management information Systems, Strayer University, 2007
Microsoft® Certified Professional, 1998
Beverly Bradley, Assistant Professor, 615-353-3412
A.A.S. Computer Information Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1992
B.M. Music with Emphasis in Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, 1977
M.B.A. Technology Management, University of Phoenix, 2006
Jim Graf, Assistant Professor, 615-353-3411
B.S. Mathematics, State University College at Potsdam, NY, 1971
M.S. Computer Science, Middle Tennessee State University, 1996
Judy Kane, Associate Professor, 615-353-3286
B.A. English Language and Literature, Boston University, 1969
M.S. Human Resource Development, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1996
Michelle Lenox, Associate Professor, 615-353-3226
B.S. Psychology, Tennessee State University, 1979
M.S. Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University, 1982
M.B.A. Marketing, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, 1988
Robert Overall, Assistant Professor, 615-353-3617
A.S. Business Data Processing, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1988
B.A. Management, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1993
B.S. Criminal Justice, Tennessee State University, 1994
M.C.J. Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, 2001
A+ Certification, POST Certification
CPP Certified Computer Forensics Examiner, 2005
Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers. For more information about cooperative work experience opportunities, please visit the Career Services Office Web site, phone 615-353-3248, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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