Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Sample 2 Year Plan of Study

Computers and Information Systems

This sample 2 Year Plan of Study for the RVC Computers and Information Systems degree will give you an outline for a suggested way to approach taking your courses each semester.

You should still meet with an Academic Advisor regularly to make sure you are on the proper track.

Fall Semester- Year 1

Number Title Credits
  CIS-102 Intro to Computers & Info Systems (3)
  BUS-101 Introduction to Business, or
  BUS-200 Legal Environment in Business, or
  BUS-223 Business Statistics, or
  MTH-220 Elements of Statistics (3)
  ENG-101 Composition I (3)
  MTH-120 College Algebra, or
  MTH-125 Plane Trigonometry, or
  MTH-160 Topics From Finite Mathematics (3)
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication, or

Spring Semester- Year 1

Number Title Credits
  CIS-180 Intro to Visual Basic Programming (4)
  PCT-110 Networking Essentials (3)
  WEB-101 Programming Related to the Internet (4)
  ATG-110 Financial Accounting (4)
  ENG-103 Composition II, or
  ENG-105 Business Communications, or
  ENG-110 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)

Fall Semester- Year 2

Number Title Credits
  CIS-181 Advanced Visual Basic Programming (4)
  CIS-276 Introduction to C/C++ Programming, or
  CIS-240 Intro to Java Programming (4)
  CIS-254 Database Programming (4)
  BUS-170 Intro to Organizational Behavior, or
  PSY-170 General Psychology, or
  SOC-190 Introduction to Sociology (3)

* Plus 3-credit CIS Elective (CIS, WEB, or PCT Course Prefix)

Spring Semester- Year 2

Number Title Credits
  CIS-184 Visual Basic Programming III (4)

* Plus 3-credit CIS Elective (CIS, WEB, or PCT Course Prefix) AND 4-credit CIS Elective (CIS, WEB, or PCT Course Prefix)