Computers/Information Management (AAS)

Computers/Information Management Accreditation

Normandale’s Computers/Information Management Program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge of the technologies and the skills that facilitate the delivery and management of information. The courses can provide the basic computer skills helpful for study in any field, for the upgrading of computer skills used within the context of employment in any field and for personal use. Most four-year programs require competence in using the computer before admission is granted. Completion of many of the courses in this program will prepare students with the skills necessary to successfully complete industry testing for specialized certificates showing mastery of current business software. These industry credentials show that the student meets globally recognized performance standards. Students earning these credentials are valuable to organizations that want to reinforce their technology investments with accelerated productivity and improved organizational performance. Industry certifications are available from companies such as Microsoft and from globally recognized organizations.

Specialized Career Program Requirements: (18 cr)

CIM 1000

Computer Keyboarding** (3)

CIM 1201

Information Technology Concepts & Business Software 1 (3)

CIM 1220

Business Prob Solving/Analysis (3)

CIM 1600

Computer Training Practicum (3)

Choose two of the following courses:

CIM 1230

Info Mgmt Busn Databases (3)

CIM 1240

Business Word Processing (3)

CIM 1250

Intro Project Management (3)

CIM 1260

Presentation Software (3)

**CIM 1000 is not required if speed is at least 30 wpm with accuracy; skill will be measured in CIM 1600.

General Education Requirements: (20 cr)

COMM 1111

Interpersonal Communication (3)

or COMM 1101

Public Speaking

or COMM 1121

Sm Group Communication

ENGC 1101

Freshman Composition (4)

ENGC 1103

Business Writing (3)

ECON 2201

Principles of Microeconomics (3)

or ECON 2202

Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

Complete at least 6 credits selected from MnTC Goals 5 through 10.

Complete additional MnTC courses to reach at least 20 credits.

Other Program Requirements: (20-22 cr)

This program requires completion of a focus in another area. To meet this requirement, complete additional courses numbered above 1000. To best benefit the student, it is recommended the student choose those 20-22 credits to fulfill the requirements for an additional program completion. Complete courses from the departments below to reach at least a total of 60 credits:

  • Accounting with Business
  • Business: Marketing and Management (Except those courses prefixed CIM or BUSN or completed for General Education)
  • Computer Technology

Suggested Student Schedule for AAS in Computers/Information Management

The sequence is suggested for Specialized Career Program Requirements only. Some classes are listed more than once to demonstrate scheduling flexibility. Students are encouraged to consult a counselor to incorporate the General Education Requirements and Other Program Requirements reflected above.

First Year - Fall

CIM 1201

Information Technology Concepts & Business Software 1* (3)

CIM 1000

Keyboarding (3)

First Year - Spring

CIM 1220

Business Prob Solving/Analysis* (3)

And one or more selected from:

CIM 1230

Info Mgmt Busn Databases** (3)

CIM 1250

Intro to Project Management** (3)

CIM 1000

Keyboarding (3)

Second Year - Fall

Choose one or more:

CIM 1600

Computer Practicum (3)*

CIM 1240

Business Word Processing (3)**

CIM 1260

Presentation Software (3)

Second Year - Spring

Choose one or more:

CIM 1600

Computer Practicum* (3)

CIM 1230

Info Mgmt Busn Databases** (3)

CIM 1250

Intro to Project Management** (3)

*Required.

**Complete 2 or more courses.