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Information Systems A.S. Tennessee Transfer Pathway

The Associate of Science degree in Information Systems is a program designed to prepare students for successful transfer to a four-year college or university. This degree program is a great choice for students interested in learning more about the use of computers and information for increased creativity and productivity. In addition to core curriculum, the Information Systems path introduces students to the following:

  • the history and evolution of computing devices
  • an understanding of software applications that make computers capable of performing specific tasks
  • computer concepts that can be used in schools, private business or in government
  • current programming languages
  • the concept of data structures and sorting techniques
  • other curriculum necessary in preparation for bachelor's degree completion at any one of Tennessee's colleges or universities

Practical Experience

Students will be engaged in the learning process through activities like:

  • critical thinking
  • in-depth research and analysis
  • interaction with students and instructors
  • exposure to fascinating coursework, lectures and classroom interaction

Career Opportunities

The A.S. degree prepares students for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit, Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. Upon graduation with a B.S., students can work in a variety of fields such as a database administrator, IT consultant, multimedia programmer, systems analyst, and systems developer.