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02/22/11 – Computer Science Information Systems Transfer AA

Last updated 4/7/2014

Associate in Arts Code 1032

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Jamie Hill, 309-796-5284, hillj@bhc.edu
East Campus
Wendy Smith, 309-854-1713, smithw@bhc.edu


Students planning to major in computer science with an information systems emphasis at a four-year institution should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts curriculum. The completion of the course of study outlined will satisfy graduation requirement sat Black Hawk College. Since universities may require specific courses for a computer science major, students should consult with the Transfer Center at Black Hawk College and/or a computer science advisor for additional information. Those not planning to transfer to a four-year school should also see the Computer Technology Programs.

The curriculum includes work with programming and problem analysis with applications from business and industry.

Students pursuing Computer Science-Information Systems are expected to complete the general requirements for the Associate in Arts degree, including ACCT 101, ACCT 102, ACCT 103, ACCT 104, CS 121, CS 140, ECON 221, ECON 222, MATH 131 and MATH 228.

Computer Science Information Systems Transfer AA
Associate in Arts Code 1032
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

First Semester
CS 121 — Introduction to Computer Science (5)
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
MATH 131 — Finite Mathematics (3)
ECON 221 — Principles of Macro Economics (3)
Humanities Elective (3)

Second Semester
CS 225 — Advanced Programming (3)
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
MATH 228 — Probability and Statistics (3)
ECON 222 — Principles of Micro Economics (3)
Fine Arts (3)

Third Semester
ACCT 101 — Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 103 — Financial Accounting Lab (1)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communication (3)
Life Science (4)
Social and Behavioral Science (3)
* Technical Elective (3)

Fourth Semester
ACCT 102 — Managerial Accounting (3)
ACCT 104 — Managerial Accounting Lab (1)
Physical Science (Lab Science) (5)
Humanities  or  Fine Arts (3)
Non-Western (3)

Minimum total hours required for degree (64)

*Technical Elective At least 3 hours from the following, depending on the transferring school:
CIP 132 — Introduction to COBOL Programming (3)
CIP 204 — Visual Basic Programming (4)
MATH 161 — Discrete Mathematics (3)

Courses for this program include: »

ACCT 101 Financial Accounting
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: Eligibility to enroll in MATH 112 or instructor consent. Concurrent enrollment in ACCT 103 or ACCT 103 “C” or better.
Introductory course for the study of financial accounting principles that presents accounting as an information system used to analyze, record, and communicate financial information about business performance. Emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and concepts guiding the reporting of business transactions for service and merchandising enterprises. Topics covered include the accounting cycle (transaction analysis, accruals and deferrals, preparation of financial statements including the income statement, statement of stockholders’ equity, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows, and the closing process); internal controls, cash, recording and valuation of current and long-term receivables; merchandise inventory including perpetual and periodic systems and inventory valuation methods; long-term assets including property, plant, and equipment, natural resources, and intangible assets; cost allocation methods related to long-term assets including depreciation, depletion, and amortization; current liabilities (accounts payable, unearned revenues, and short-term notes payable); long-term liabilities (notes and bonds payable and related interest expense); contingent liabilities; and stockholders’ equity including retained earnings and paid-in capital. IAI: BUS 903

ACCT 102 Managerial Accounting
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: ACCT 101 “C” or better or BA 170 and BA 180 “C” or better. Concurrent enrollment in ACCT 104 or ACCT 104 “C” or better.
An introductory course for the study of managerial accounting principles that presents managerial accounting as an information system used by managers for planning, controlling and directing business operations in domestic and international manufacturing and service environments. Emphasis is on understanding and applying common managerial accounting practices and decision-making techniques that support the achievement of an organization’s financial goals and objectives. Topics covered include the role of managerial accounting in domestic and international settings, classification and analysis of costs (product, period, variable, fixed, mixed, opportunity, sunk and differential), costing systems (job-order, process, activity-based, variable, absorption, standard, just-in-time) cost-volume-profit relationships, break-even analysis, preparation and analysis of budgets (master budget with supporting schedules, flexible budget), standard costs and variance analysis, preparation and analysis of financial statements (pro forma Income Statement, pro forma Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows), and analysis of financial statements (vertical, horizontal, and ratio). IAI: BUS 904

ACCT 103 Financial Accounting Lab
1 cr. hr.;
0 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ACCT 101 or ACCT 101 “C” or better.
An introductory course which provides a computerized learning environment to support the study of financial accounting principles that presents accounting as an information system used to analyze, record, and communicate financial information about business performance. Emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and concepts guiding the reporting of business transactions for service and merchandising enterprises. Topics covered include the accounting cycle (transaction analysis, accruals, and deferrals, preparation of financial statements including the income statement, statement of stockholders’ equity, balance sheet, and statement of cash flow, the closing process); internal controls; cash; recording and valuation of current and long-term receivables; merchandise inventory including perpetual and periodic systems and inventory valuation methods; long-term assets including property, plant, and equipment, natural resources, and intangible assets; cost allocation methods related to long-term assets including depreciation, depletion, and amortization; current liabilities (accounts payable, unearned revenues, and short-term notes payable); long-term liabilities (notes and bonds payable and related interest expense); contingent liabilities; and stockholders; equity including retained earnings and paid-in capital. IAI: BUS 903

ACCT 104 Managerial Accounting Lab
1 cr. hr.;
0 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ACCT 102 or ACCT 102 “C” or better.
An introductory course which provides a computerized learning environment to support the study of managerial accounting principles that presents managerial accounting as an information system used by managers for planning, controlling and directing business operations in domestic and international manufacturing and service environments. Emphasis is on understanding and applying common managerial accounting practices and decisions-making techniques that support the achievement of an organization’s financial goals and objectives. Topics covered include the role of managerial accounting in domestic and international settings, classification and analysis of costs (product, period, variable, fixed, mixed, opportunity, sunk and differential), costing systems (job-order, process, activity-based, variable, absorption, standard, just-in-time) cost-volume-profit relations, break-even analysis, preparation and analysis of budgets (master budget with supporting schedules, flexible budget), standard costs and variance analysis, preparation and analysis of financial statements (pro forma Income Statement, pro forma Balance sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows), and analysis of financial statements (vertical, horizontal, and ratio). IAI: BUS 904

CS 121 Introduction to Computer Science
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or MATH 086, 090, 091 “C” or better. Recommended co-requisite: MATH 112, MATH 118, MATH 124 or MATH 131.
The first sequence of courses for computer science majors. Provides a disciplined approach to problem solving and algorithm development using a high level language for implementation. Includes sequence, selection and repetition control structures; program design, coding, debugging, testing, and documentation with emphasis on structured programming; arrays, records, and files. IAI: CS 911

CS 140 Business Computer Systems
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 1 lab hour per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 131 “C” or better.
A course evenly divided between the study of Management Information Systems theory and common microcomputer productivity tools. Computer hardware, software, system analysis, database management systems, telecommunications, and artificial intelligence are among the topics surveyed.

CS 225 Advanced Programming
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CS 121 “C” or better.
The second in a sequence of courses for computer science majors. Includes: software engineering; abstract data types; data structures- files, sets, pointers, lists, stacks, queues, trees; program verification and complexity; recursion; dynamic concepts – memory, scope, block structures; text processing; searching and sorting algorithms. Implementation is in a high level language. IAI: CS 912

ECON 221 Principles of Macro Economics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Study of the basic macro economic principles of a capitalistic economy, its strengths and weaknesses including supply and demand, prices, role of government, national income measurement and determination, money, banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation and unemployment, international trade and payments. IAI: S3 901

ECON 222 Principles of Micro Economics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Study of the basic micro economic principles of a capitalistic economy emphasizing supply and demand, prices, elasticity, competitive forms in product and resource markets, government and business relationships, poverty, and agriculture. IAI: S3 902

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

MATH 131 Finite Mathematics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate initial placement score (within the last 6 months) or MATH 112 “C” or better.
This course applies the concepts of algebra to problems found in economics, business, and non-physical sciences. The emphasis is on applications. Topics include linear systems and programming, matrix algebra, mathematics of finance, and an introduction to probability and Markov Chains. IAI: M1 906

MATH 228 Probability and Statistics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate initial placement score (within the last 6 months) or MATH 112 “C” or better.
This class discusses the descriptive and inferential methods of statistics. It includes measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation, regression, analysis of variance, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, distributions of random variables, and the use of computer packages for analysis of data. IAI: M1 902, BUS 901

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900