Business and Technology

60 credit Associate in Science program

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Program Description:
This 60-credit program prepares students for study in information technology. This degree is intended as a transfer degree to prepare students for continued studies at a baccalaureate institution.

Program outcomes include:
• This is a transfer degree, intended to prepare students to continue their studies at a baccalaureate institution.

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
ACCT14002Accounting MathThis course is a basic study of the essential mathematical concepts and practical business applications of pricing, discounts, basic payroll calculations, simple interest, compound interest, lump sum and annuity calculations, time value of money, credit card and revolving credit agreements, depreciation methods, and inventory costing methods. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, MATH0470, and READ0465; or meet the minimum Accuplacer scores of Reading comprehension of 56 or greater, Sentence skills of 57 or greater, and Elementary Algebra of 36 or greater; or instructor consent) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ACCT14103Financial Accounting Principles IThis course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles which are used in the business environment to analyze and record transactions incorporating the accrual method of accounting. The focus will be on the analysis of the fundamental accounting equation using a systematic process to record, classify, measure, and report economic data. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, MATH0470, and READ0465; or meet the minimum Accuplacer scores of Reading comprehension of 56 or greater, Sentence skills of 57 or greater, and Elementary Algebra of 36 or greater; or instructor consent) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC14203Business CommunicationsThis course covers the development of business communication skills and applying them along with proofreading skills, when creating business documents such as letters, memos, and informal reports. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing, keyboarding/word processing ability or concurrent enrollment in a keyboarding course) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/ 0 hrs OJT)
CIS15213A+ Operating System TechnologiesThis course prepares the student to describe the technologies and apply the skills identified in the CompTIA A+ Operating Systems Technologies Examination Objectives. (Prerequisites: READ0465, ENGL0460 and MATH0460) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS15223A+ Core HardwareThis course prepares the student to describe the technologies and apply the skills identified in the CompTIA A+ Core Hardware Examination Objectives. (Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL0460 and READ0465 or test out)(1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FYE10001Student Success SeminarThis course is mandatory* for students in their first semester of college who are taking READ 0455 or READ 0465 or ENGL 0450 or ENGL 0460 and/or are pursuing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Fine Arts degree at Lake Superior College. *Exemptions: *Students who have earned 12 credits including an Introduction to College course and are in good standing (2.0 GPA and 67% credit completion). *Students who have earned 24 college credits post high school and are in good academic standing (2.0 GPA and 67% credit completion).
LGST14203Business Law - An IntroductionThis course is an introductory course in the principles of business law as they apply to citizens and businesses. Topics include the legal system, contracts, sales, agency and employment law, and business organizations. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)

Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Mathematics:
• A score of 71 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Electives:
CIS Technical Electives (Includes completion of Computer Literacy, PC Technician-Certificate)
Course Title (Pre-Reqs)
CIS1406 Web Programming I CR 3
CIS1410 Web Site Design (CIS1406) CR 3
CIS1412 Web Graphics (CIS1406 or concurrent enrollment) CR 3
CIS1422 Web Graphics II CR 3
CIS1415 Introduction to Programming (MATH0450, Elementary Algebra CPT score above 35) CR 4
CIS1510 Microcomputer Database (Concurrent enrollment in ENGL0460 and READ0460 or test out) CR 3
CIS1745 Network Administration: UNIX (ENGL0460 and READ0465) CR 3
CIS1946 CISCO Networking I (None) CR 4
CIS1947 CISCO Networking II (CIS1946) CR 4
CIS1950 Network Administration: Windows Client (CIS1401, CIS1521, or instructor's consent) CR 3
CIS2845 Network Administration: UNIX Networking and Security (CIS1745) CR 3
CIS2952 Network Administration Windows Server (CIS1950 or instructor's consent) CR 4

MN Transfer Curriculum:
COMM1600 Organizational Communication (College-level reading and writing) CR 3
ENGL1106 Composition I (College-level reading and writing) CR 3
ENGL1109 College Composition II (College-level reading and writing) CR 3
MATH1100 College Algebra CR 4 (MATH0470 or MATH 0480 or appropriate placement test score) OR MATH1115 Contemporary Discrete Mathematics (MATH0470 or equivalent) CR (4)
PSYC1120 General Psychology (College-level reading and writing) CR 3
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology (College-level reading and writing) CR 3
Natural Sciences Elective (Refer to Goal Area Three course options listed on AA planner) CR 3
History Elective (Refer to Goal Area Five course options listed on AA planner) CR 3
Humanities Elective (Refer to Goal Area Six course options listed on AA planner) CR 3
General Education Elective (Refer to Goal Areas Three, Five, or Six course options listed on AA planner) CR 2