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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
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Information Systems Management – AAS
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • A+ Certification Prep Course
  • Cisco Networking
  • College Experience
  • Introduction to Database
Term 2
  • Cisco Networking II
  • Human and Work Relations
  • Introduction to Business
  • Windows Server
  • Written Communication in the Workplace
Term 3
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Virtual Machines
Term 4
  • Human Resource Management
  • Internship
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Project Management
Information Technology Electives
  • Advanced Network Technology
  • Certification Preparation
  • Certification Preparation
  • Cisco Networking III
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Fundamentals of Network Security
  • Intro to Cyber Security
  • Linux System Administration
  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • Programming for Network Administrators
  • Special Topics

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.



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 $37,400 $55,200 $64,100

Source: 2022 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


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

Program Admission

Step #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Apply for admission at Hawkeye.

  2. Send official transcripts to Admissions.

Step #2: Program Admittance Score Requirement

In order to be eligible for the Information Systems Management program, all students must meet minimum score requirements in math and literacy. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.

Minimum score requirements
Math 14 255 Arithmetic
246 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)
63 Arithmetic
56 Elementary Algebra
39 Pre-Algebra 16
Literacy 239 Reading or
240 Writing
58 Reading or
64 Sentence Skills
69 Reading or
41 Writing
16 Reading or
16 English

The ALEKS Placement Assessment can be taken online. ACCUPLACER Next Generation and ACT can be taken at Hawkeye. ACCUPLACER Classic and COMPASS are no longer offered, but if you've taken either in the past your test scores can be used for program admittance.

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

Program Contacts

Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor
Student Services Email Student Services 319-296-4014 Hawkeye Center 208
Faculty Advisor
Last Names A – M
Todd Bengen Email Todd Bengen 319-296-2329 ext.1124 Black Hawk Hall 114
Faculty Advisor
Last Names N – Z
Chad Dean Email Chad Dean 319-296-2329 ext.1707 Black Hawk Hall 106

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