Apr 20, 2024  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Computer Information Systems (AAS), Information Technology Systems and Services Concentration

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School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)


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.

The IT Systems & Services concentration provides training in software applications giving students a unique position of being a liaison between the technology and administrative areas in the business environment. Coursework offers the opportunity to explore the use of software in the business environment. Students have an opportunity to study computing theory, software applications including database systems, and problem solving.

Educational Option Information

This program can be completed:

  • Part-time or full-time. Full-time students can complete the program in four terms.

This educational option can be started:

  • Any term.

Primary course location:

  • Main Campus.

Additional requirements:

  • Students are expected to purchase textbooks and USB flash drives.
  • Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Options

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. 

Many of CNM’s Information Technology Systems and Services courses are transferable to universities. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Employment Information

CNM’s IT Systems & Services program provides training leading to career paths in a dynamic and expanding field.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems, Information Technology Systems and Services Concentration 63 credit hours

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