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Information Systems Technology/MIS

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This guide has been prepared for NIACC students transferring to the colleges and universities listed.

Curriculum is recommended for each of the major courses that can be taken at NIACC. Students should, however, check the requirements of their major with a NIACC counselor/advisor.

Students are also encouraged to correspond with their transfer college to obtain a verification of their planned courses while at NIACC.


Buena Vista University

MIS
Completion of IST program at NIACC with the following courses: 40-44 s.h.
Composition & Speech I and II 8 s.h.
Principles of Accounting I and II 6 s.h.
Principles of Management 3 s.h.
Business Law I 3 s.h.
Finite Math 3 s.h.
Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
Business Statistics 3 s.h.
Management Information Systems (recommended) 3 s.h.
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.

Drake University

INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
Principles of Accounting I 3 s.h.
Principles of Accounting II 3 s.h.
Business Law I 3 s.h.
Calculus* 3 s.h.
Business Statistics 3 s.h.

* – Calculus I may be taken instead of Calculus.

In addition, students may take the following courses in the major area at NIACC:

Computer Business Applications OR
Introduction to Computers and Information Systems
3 s.h.
Management Information Systems I 3 s.h.

For specific Drake curriculum (general education) information, students should access the Drake curriculum website or contact the Office of Admissions, 1-800-44-DRAKE, Ext. 3181. It is recommended that NIACC students planning for transfer to Drake save their NIACC course syllabi for in-depth review for Drake curriculum outcomes fulfillment upon transfer.

Iowa State University

IST Major Courses 40-44 s.h.
Composition & Speech I and II 8 s.h.
Principles of Accounting I and II 6 s.h.
Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
Finite Math 3 s.h.

Simpson College

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Courses that may be taken at North Iowa Area Community College to complete major requirements at Simpson College:

Business Statistics or Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
Calculus I 8 s.h.
Introduction to Business OR
Principles of Management
3 s.h.
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
Principles of Accounting I 3 s.h.
Principles of Accounting II 3 s.h.

University of Northern Iowa

IST Major Courses 40-44 s.h.
Composition & Speech I and II 8 s.h.
Western Civilization I or II 4 s.h.
Encounters in Humanities 2 s.h.
Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
Social Science Elective(s) (see advisor) 3 s.h.
Finite Math 3 s.h.
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
Principles of Accounting I or II, Business Statistics, Principles of Microeconomics, or Intro to Computers and Information Systems 3 s.h.
Physical Education 2 s.h.

Upper Iowa University

IST Major Courses 40-44 s.h.
Composition & Speech I and II 8 s.h.
Introduction to Ethics 3 s.h.
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
Management Information Systems 3 s.h.
Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.

* – Discussions are currently underway to articulate the IST program with other colleges and universities in Iowa and Minnesota. Contact an advisor or counselor for updated information on IST program articulation.

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