Computer Information Systems

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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.

Planning to earn a Bachelor's degree?
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 for more TTP information. View TTP video

Advising Sheet Archives


2014–2015 Advising Sheets

A.A.S. Degree Concentration Advising Sheets
Application Developer Concentration
Systems Analyst Concentration


2013–2014 Advising Sheets

A.A.S. Degree Concentration Advising Sheets
Application Developer Concentration
Systems Analyst Concentration


Program Mission and Vision

Program Mission:
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.

Program Vision:
To be the area’s leading educational institution for the training and development of Information Systems professionals.

Student Testimonials

"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

Program Faculty

David Welch, Associate Professor, 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 Systems, 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

Cooperative Education

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

Contact Information

Program Office: 615-353-3771

David Welch, Associate Professor
Phone: 615-353-3410

Campus Directory

Advising Sheets

Please see Advising Sheet Archives on the left for previous year advising sheets.

A.A.S. Advising Sheets
Application Developer Concentration
Systems Analyst Concentration

Tennessee Transfer Pathway
A.S. Advising Sheets

Computer Science AS Degree
Information Systems A.S. Degree

Catalog and Class Schedule

See NSCC Catalog for program requirements, recommended schedules, course descriptions and syllabi.

See Class Schedule for course availability.

NSCC Career Services

The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.

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