Computer Information Systems/Software Development SODE.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 62 - 63 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Information Systems
Effective as of Fall 2014

What is "Computer Information Systems/Software Development"?

Students learn software programming and system design for entry-level software development positions. Students are prepared in logical problem solving, designing and documenting programs, network administration, microcomputer and network operating systems and business applications using current computer languages.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to research, select, use and troubleshoot hardware and network components or connections appropriate to area of concentration.
  • Design, document and implement computer software solutions given definition of a problem and requirements for a solution.
  • Use operating system commands to manipulate files and directories and perform systems software troubleshooting.
  • Apply programming, database, operating systems and business application skills to solve and troubleshoot business and information technology problems related to area of concentration.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills as well as teamwork skills in the delivery of customer service, project planning, and project completion in the information technology business environment.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities in IT include entry-level positions such as software developers, web developers, help desk analysts, network administrators, user support specialists, network security analysts and network engineers.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
CIS 1107 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS 1111 Introduction to Problem Solving & Computer Programming 3
CIS 1130 Network Fundamentals 3
CIS 1140 Information Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 1202 C++ Software Development I 3
CIS 1350 Web Site Development with HTML & CSS 3
CIS 2165 Database Management 3
CIS 2212 Java Software Development I 3
CIS 2217 Java Software Development II 3
CIS 2222 ASP.NET with C# 3
COM 2225 Small Group Communication 3
ECO 2160 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAN 2150 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
MAT 1460 Finite Mathematics for Business Analysis 4
MAT 2170 Business Statistics I 4
SCC 1101 First Year Experience 1
(CIS 2170 AND CIS 2178) 2 - 3
(ACC 1100 OR ACC 1210) 3
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Program Accreditation Information

This degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a specialized accreditation recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.