NMC Transfer Guide

To: Ferris State University - University Center

Program: Computer information systems

The Computer Information Systems program is designed to prepare students for positions as computer programmers, program/analysts, or systems analysts in business and industry. A programmer is a technician who writes the instructions which the computer must follow to solve a given problem.

A SYSTEMS ANALYST examines existing business problems in detail and improves current procedures or develops new systems, using computers when appropriate to solve problems.

A PROGRAMMER/ANALYST engages in both activities, to some extent, depending upon the problem to be solved.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS is a fast-changing field, and the FSU CIS program stays abreast of the changes. Equipment is replaced as newer models are developed, and courses are continually being revised to give students the most relevant and up-to-date preparation.

This program also provides the necessary related business skills for immediate employment in Information Systems and for advancement to management positions.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. 2.35 GPA (Some programs may be more competitive.)
  2. Ferris requires a 2.0 or higher in each class to transfer starting in the fall of 2009.
  3. Completion of an Associate degree or an accumulation of 48 transferable semester hours.
  4. It is strongly recommended that students with transfer credits from other institutions work in conjunction with FSU's advisors. Students should make contact with FSU as early in their academic career as possible. Because of the nature and constant change in this program, students should stay in contact with FSU throughout their career at NMC.
  5. The following courses will complete the Associate in Science and Arts degree.
  6. Ferris's Computer Information Systems Transfer Guide

Ferris contact:
Phone: (231) 995-1734

A student could choose an Applied Associate degree in Computer Information Systems or an Associate in Science/Arts degree from NMC and transfer into FSU's CIS program. The MACRAO agreement is incorporated below. If you choose an Applied Associate degree in CIS you will need to complete either FSU general education, or NMC's general education.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition

8

Humanities

Credits

PHL 202

Ethical Dilemmas

3

Click here and select 5 or more credits from the Humanities Division outside of the Philosophy department

Science/Math

Credits

MTH 131

Probability & Statistics

3

Click here to choose 5 or more additional credits and must include a lab science

Social Science

Credits

ECO 201 & 202

Macro & Microeconomics

6

PLS 211

International Relations — Satisfies FSU's Race Ethnicity and Gender and Global consciousness. Is recommended but not required as the course is considered an upper level social science course.

3

ADDITIONAL NMC REQUIREMENTS

Credits

ACC 121, 122

Accounting Principles I & II

8

BUS 261

Business Law

3

MGT 241

Principles of Management

3

MKT 201

Principles of Marketing

3

MTH 111

Intermediate Algebra

4

General Education Electives

These courses may be chosen from Art, Sciences, Social Sciences, Music, Literature, Philosophy, History, Modern Languages, Humanities, Communications

5

Directed Electives

Chosen in consultation with Ferris State University

15

COM 111

Public Speaking (can be used towards the 48 cr. but not required if you have the MACRAO stamp)

4

CIT 110

Program Logic and Design

2

CIT 170

Introduction to Database Management

3

CIT 180

HTML and CSS Programming

2

CIT 195

.NET Applications Prog.

3

CIT 213

Networks Technologies

4

CIT 280

Systems Analysis and Design

4

CIT 248

SQL Server Databases

3

CIT 255

.NET Object-Oriented Programming

3

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2013

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