Computer Information Systems - Software Development, Associate of Applied Business

Curriculum Code #6618

Effective May 2023

Division of Engineering, Business and Information Technologies

The software development major prepares students for programming on different computer platforms. Students will learn to design and develop software using the procedural and object-oriented languages most commonly used in business. Additional topics covered include database design and development and an introduction to networking. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
CISS 121 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS I 3
CISS 125 OPERATING SYSTEM INTERFACES 1 3
CMMC 151 ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
Select one from the following list: 3-4
TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS I
QUANTITATIVE REASONING 5
COLLEGE ALGEBRA 5
SDEV 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE LCCC COMMUNITY 3 1
 Hours16-17
Spring Semester
CISS 145 LOCAL AREA NETWORKS 2 4
CISS 160 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING IN C# 2 4
CISS 216 WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 3
Science elective (from Transfer Module) 5 3-4
 Hours14-15
Second Year
Fall Semester
ACTG 151 ACCOUNTING I - FINANCIAL 4
BADM 155
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
or INTRODUCTION TO E-COMMERCE
3
CISS 143 DATABASE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION 2 3
CISS 222 ADVANCED PROGRAMMING IN C# 2 3
PSYH 151
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
or INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
ACTG 152 ACCOUNTING II - MANAGERIAL 2 4
CISS 226 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING IN JAVA 2 3
CISS 243 WEB DATABASE INTEGRATION 2 4
CISS 247 SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT 2 3
CISS 287 WORK-BASED LEARNING I - CISS 4 1
 Hours15
 Total Hours61-63
1

Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite or may be taken concurrently.

2

Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.

3

A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

4

Students may substitute CISS 232, CISS 260, CISS 264 in place of Work Based Learning. Students intending to transfer should consult with the intended transfer institution, the Engineering, Business and Information Technologies division or an LCCC advisor for transfer information.

5

Before taking any electives, science and/or MTHM classes refer to The University of Akron University Partnership CIS curriculum guide to ensure you take the correct classes towards the CIS Bachelor degree. The University of Akron requires MTHM 171 & MTHM 174 or MTHM 155 & MTHM 156 for the bachelor degree.

Program Contact(s):

Mark Harms
440-366-7023
jharms@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

More program information can be found on our website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Design software solutions for business applications
  2. Develop software programs and components
  3. Demonstrate fundamental techniques and skills utilizing business computer applications, software development, and database management systems ​
  4. Demonstrate Information Technology infrastructure knowledge, techniques, and fundamental skills utilizing operating systems and networks