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Information Systems Management

Program Pathway

Information Systems Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Program Details

Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 63
Program Start Fall
Number of Terms 4
Time to Complete 2 years

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • A+ Certification Prep Course
  • Cisco Networking
  • College Experience
  • Information Computing -OR-
    Database/Spreadsheets -OR-
    Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Database
Term 2
  • Cisco Networking II
  • Introduction to Business
  • Windows Server
Term 3
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Management
Term 4
  • Human Resource Management
  • Internship
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Project Management
Information Technology Electives
  • Advanced Network Technology
  • Business Law
  • Certification Preparation
  • Certification Preparation
  • Cisco Networking III
  • Fundamentals of Network Security
  • Linux System Administration
  • Special Topics
  • Virtual Machines
  • Windows Exchange Server

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

You have completed the Information Systems Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program. Check out the Computers and Technology continuing education courses to keep up to date in your profession.

Careers

Positions

Our graduates can be employed in many career areas, including:

  • Support specialist
  • Account representative
  • Help desk technician
  • Computer repair technician
  • Network manager
  • Help desk manager
  • Information systems manager

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Computer User Support Specialists $34,000 $50,500 $58,700

Source: 2021 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Industry Growth

State, National, and Regional indicators for related careers for this program show large growth in opportunities of 6–32% with steadily increasing median annual wages of $47K statewide to $52K nationally.

Supply indicators show a large shortage of trained workers for IT positions.

Sources: Economic Development and Employer Planning System and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
CBE Group Cedar Falls, IA
Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, P.C. Waterloo, IA
The VGM Group Waterloo, IA
Veridian Credit Union Waterloo, IA
Waverly Utilities Waverly, IA

Admissions Requirements

Step #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Apply for admission at Hawkeye.

  2. Send official transcripts to Admissions.

Step #2: Demonstrate College Readiness

In order to be eligible for the Information Systems Management program, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a C- grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.

Minimum score requirements
ACCUPLACER COMPASS ACT ACCUPLACER Next Generation GPA
Math 63 Arithmetic 39 Pre-Algebra 16 255 Arithmetic
246 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
2.50
Reading 58 69 16 239 2.50
Writing 64 Sentence Skills 41 16 240 2.50

Step #3: Program Acceptance

Applicants successfully demonstrating college readiness criteria are eligible for acceptance.

Applicants falling short of successful demonstration of college readiness criteria will be accepted to a Pre-Program. As a pre-program student, you will begin with general education and prerequisite classes. An advisor will help you create an academic plan to meet your program admission requirements. Once you have completed your pre-program coursework contact Admissions.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Contact Us

Admissions Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor Danielle Jennings Email Danielle Jennings
Schedule an appointment with Danielle Jennings
319-296-4014 ext.1079 Black Hawk Hall 201
Program Advisor Todd Bengen Email Todd Bengen 319-296-2329 ext.1124 Black Hawk Hall 114
Program Advisor Chad Dean Email Chad Dean 319-296-2329 ext.1707 Black Hawk Hall 106
Administrative Assistant Cindi Clark Email Cindi Clark 319-296-4021 Black Hawk Hall 101
Dean Robin Galloway Email Robin Galloway 319-296-4292 Tama Hall 110A

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