The Computer Technology and Information Systems department at Texarkana College offers courses leading to one of two Associate of Applied Science degrees or one of several Certificates. The first Associate Degree is Computer Technology and Information Systems and emphasizes computer software and programming. This degree provides the basis of the first two years of study towards a bachelor’s degree. A second Associate Degree is offered in Computer Networking that provides a well-rounded foundation in networking as it applies to both server software and network hardware. For those interested in less than a 2-year degree, there are Certificate programs for Cisco, Automated Office Systems, Programming, Network Administration and A+. Depending on the choice of curriculum, these programs prepare students for a number of industry certifications including Microsoft Technology Specialist, Microsoft IT Professional, Cisco CCNA, and Com TIA’s A+ and Security + certifications. Texarkana College is an official Microsoft IT Training Academy and also a Certified Cisco Academy. The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for this Associate of Applied Science degree at Texarkana College.

Freshman Year

First SemesterHours Second SemesterHours
BCIS 1305 (core)
Business Computer Applications
3COSC 1337
Programming Fundamentals II
Creative Arts (any core course)3CPMT 1311
Introduction to Computer Maintenance
ITNW 1308
Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems
3ITNW 1325
Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3CTIS Elective*3
COSC 1336
Programming Fundamentals I
3MATH 1314 (core)
College Algebra
Total15 Total15

Sophomore Year

First SemesterHours Second SemesterHours
ACCT 2301
Principles of Financial Accounting
3CTIS Elective*3
ITMT 1303
Querying MS SQL Server with Transact-SQL
3GOVT 2305 or GOVT 2306 (core)
Federal Government or Texas Government
COSC 2336
Programming Fundamentals III
3ACNT 1311
Introduction to Computerized Accounting
ITSW 1304
Introduction to Spreadsheets
3IMED 1316
Web Design I
CTIS Elective*3SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1321 (core)
Public Speaking or Business & Professional Speaking
Total15 Total

Computer Technology & Information Systems AAS Total


*CTIS Electives: ARTC 1313, ITNW 1351, ITSC 1307, 1315, 1321, 2339 ITSE 1331, 2349, 2386, 2417, ITSW 1310, 2334, 2337, ITSY 1342, MATH 1324, 1342