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2011 - 2012 CNM Catalog June 2011, Volume 44 
2011 - 2012 CNM Catalog June 2011, Volume 44 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Computer Information Systems

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School of Business & Information Technology


Program information is available from the School of Business & Information Technology Office at (505) 224-3811 or from Academic Advisement and Career Development at (505) 224-4321.

Program Description

Computer Information Systems encompasses a broad field of computer-based area of studies. Information technology offers some of the highest paying and most challenging jobs in today’s market. Our students gain a solid foundation in current technology as well as general education courses. Here is a brief summary of some of our concentrations:

  • Computer Programming emphasizes designing and building computer programs using C++, Java and .NET VB and/or C#. Students learn object-oriented design, Graphic User Interface construction and web applications and web services.
  • Database Technology prepares students to be Database Programmers or Analysts. Database design, implementation, and maintenance is incorporated with the Oracle Academy online courses. Students will also have the opportunity to gain Oracle certification.
  • Digital Media offers training in graphics design, 2D modeling, desktop/electronic publishing web design and audio and video editing.
  • Network Administration emphasizes networking from small to big enterprises using the CISCO Academy. 
  • Software Systems and Applications provides training in software applications giving students a unique position of being a liaison between the technology and administrative areas in the business environment.
  • System Administration focuses on design, implementation, management and troubleshooting computer systems in a business environment. The required courses in the program cover all objectives needed to prepare for the MCITP Server and/or Enterprise Administrator exams.
  • Web Technology offers training in the most current technologies used for Web development.

Transfer and articulation agreement information is available at

Note: The associate of applied science degree transfers at least 30 technical credits and applicable arts and sciences credits to the University of New Mexico College of Education toward the Technology and Training (2+2) program. Contact (505) 224-3811 for more information.

Exit competencies (see Program Exit Competencies ) for this program of study are available at

For the graduation policy refer to the Moving On  section, or the Students tab in my CNM.


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