• Program: Information Technology/Computer Careers
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
  • Academic Planning Guide:


This degree offers the skills necessary for computer application development and design. The .NET framework will be used to design, code, document, and implement computer applications. Exposure to database management systems and Client/Server Computing will further familiarize students with the current trends in distributed processing.

Career Opportunities

Positions are available as Computer Programmers.

Award Outcomes:

  • Construct web based applications
  • Write an application that makes use of common business information systems environments
  • Create graphical user interfaces
  • Create an application that demonstrates the principles of object oriented design
  • Design and code business applications
  • Develop code using software and languages common to the industry
  • Generate data structures using relational databases
  • Use a structured approach to solving business problems using a SDLC Methodology
  • Analyze business communication systems
  • Demonstrate knowledge of program flow and control by writing appropriate application code

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 43 Credits
General Education Requirements 12 Credits
  • ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
  • ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3
  • Choose one of the following:
  • COMM2050 Interpersonal Communication 3
  • COMM2060 Small Group Communication 3
  • COMM2130 Public Speaking 3
  • Choose one of the following: Any course from Goal 2 (Critical Thinking)
    Goal 4 (Mathematical/Logical Reasoning) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum 3
  • Choose one of the following: Any course from Goal 5 (History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences)
    Goal 9 (Ethics and Civic Responsibility) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum 3

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 2 Credits
  • Any BUSN -or- CCIS course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective. Recommended:
  • CCIS1000 Information Systems 3
  • CCIS2055 Project Management 3
  • CCIS2385 IT Internship 2 to 8
  • CCIS2786 SQL Server System Administration 4
General Education Electives 3 Credits
  • Hennepin Technical College‚Äôs 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

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