Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
College of Southern Maryland
Proposal
Associate of Applied ScienceInformation Systems3/28/2018Approved4/17/2018
Information Systems Program Description
This proposal presents a modification to CSM’s Computer Information Systems AAS degree. The changes include a more current name change from Computer Programming to Information Systems AAS as well significant modifications to course selections and the addition of two new courses. The degree will remain an AAS program rather than an AS program because this degree provides students with marketable skills upon completion to enter the work force while also providing some flexibility for students who intend to transfer to a four- year institution. <br> <br>The Information Systems AAS degree is an interdisciplinary program combining the study of information technology and business management. This program provides students who are planning to work in either a business or technical environment with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in key areas of information systems, management, and business. Students will be prepared for careers that require them to plan, coordinate, and directly interact with computer related activities within an organization. <br>