2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Information Systems, A.S.

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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in Information Systems (A.S.)

Program and Career Description:

The Information Systems emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree in Information Systems. Students pursuing careers in systems analysis, database administration, network administration, programming, and Web design should consider this degree. Below are a few examples of career and salary estimates.

Career Entry-Level Education Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
Database Administrator Bachelor's degree $51,830 $81,470 $100,520
Web Developer Bachelor's degree $36,510 $55,800 $71,230
Network and Computer Systems Administrators Bachelor's degree $49,500 $74,300 $93,570

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV. Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers. For additional information from a national perspective, go to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov. Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This program is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) major. A student who completes the associates degree in this major is guaranteed that all required community college courses will be accepted in this major at the transfer institution. To see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major and guarantees a seamless transfer, visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathway website at www.tntransferpathway.org.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements

Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Mathematics Requirement

Requirements for Graduation Include:

  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

Information Systems, A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 60

First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 17

First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 12


*Students who plan to transfer to Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga must complete CISP 1010  and CISP 1020 **** instead of INFS 1010  and electives. For these students, the total hours in the Major required courses will be 20 hours and total degree hours will be 61.

**Students who plan to transfer to the University of Tennessee must complete MATH 2050, Calculus-based Probability and Statistics (TN eCampus Course).

***Note: An elective can be any college-level course.

At some universities, foreign language may be required in certain programs that lead to the Bachelor of Science Degree. Complete information regarding foreign language requirements at each university may be found on the transfer and articulation web sites of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee System. Community college students are encouraged to be familiar with foreign language requirements at the universities and, if applicable, complete the requirements before transferring.

For more information contact:
Deepa Janakiraman at
djanakiraman@columbiastate.edu or 615.790.5984
Science, Technology & Math Division office at 931.540.2710

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. CoSCC- INFS-02-14-18

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