Wayne State College

Computer Information Systems Minor

A minor in computer information systems is ideal for anyone outside the Computer Technology and Information Systems Department who wants to become more knowledgeable in the realm of information technology. In our technology-driven era, information systems play an important role in nearly every job industry. Through coursework in the minor, you’ll learn principles and concepts of computing and how they relate to basic business functions. You’ll learn introductory programming and gain practical skills in the areas of networking, systems development, hardware, and operating systems. A solid background in these skills increases your marketability, telling employers that you are capable of handling new and emerging technology, and that you are of diving right in to the systems they may currently have in place.

Required Courses: 21 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s).

  • BUS 260 Management Theory and Practice (3)
  • CIS 132 Principles of Computing and Information Systems (may substitute CIS 130 if required by your major) (3)
  • CIS 140 Introduction to Micro Operating Systems (3)
  • CIS 352 Structured Business Programming (3)
  • CIS 372 Computer Hardware (3)

Plus 6 hours from the following:

  • CIS 271 Networking II (3)
  • CIS 356 Visual Basic (3)
  • CIS 371 Networking III (3)
  • CIS 375 Introduction to E-Commerce (3)
  • CIS 430 Management Information Systems (3)
  • CIS 471 Networking IV (3)
  • CIS 477 Project Management (3)