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Associate in Arts Degree in Management Information Systems (MIS)



What will I learn?

The Computer Studies & Information Technology (CSIT) Department serves students with computer-related courses in basic skills, transfer, and career education.

Composed of curriculum focused in the areas of computer applications, information technology, and networking, CSIT provides students with theoretical and hands-on experience in using the power of computing to critically evaluate and solve business, network, and security problems. In addition, the department offers several general education courses covering social and ethical issues related to technology.

Career options available through certificate attainment, transfer, or bachelor's degree achievement include business office worker, business productivity software professional, Internet and e-commerce specialist, information technology analyst, management information systems analyst, computer desktop support and tech support technician, systems administrator, and cyber security professional. Certain courses provide preparatory training for various professional industry certifications, including Business Information Worker (BIW) Pathway I, II, and Specialist Levels, Microsoft Office Specialist (Expert Levels for Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), IC3, Microsoft Desktop Support Technician, Windows, CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Cyber Security Analyst+ (CYSA+), Pen Test+/EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Linux Professional/Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA).

Students may earn one of the above-named associate degrees by completing a certificate of achievement and the general education courses required for MiraCosta College's Associate in Arts degree. Students should meet with a MiraCosta counselor to identify required courses and to develop a written educational plan for the specific degree or certificate they wish to earn.

Careers in Business and Technology

Accountants, bookkeepers, tax preparers, marketing specialists, market analysts, social media specialists, e-commerce specialists, financial managers, entrepreneurs, and operational managers and supervisors.

  • Administrative assistants, hotel managers, front and back office managers, and event planners.
  • Help desk support, cyber security, computer support specialists, network support specialists, network administrators, computer systems analysts, security analysts, data analysts, and information technology managers.
  • Graphic designers, web designers, and web developers.
  • Architectural drafters, engineering technicians, and product developers.
  • Automotive mechanics and auto parts specialists.

This course mainly focuses on Management Information Systems (MIS).

Which department am I in?

Department of Computer Studies and Information Technology

Study options

Full Time (60 semester units)

Tuition fees
$9,500.00 (7,83,828) per year
Tuition and Fees: USD $378 per unit (USD $46 Enrolment Fee + USD $332 Non-Resident Fee)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 August 2023, 22 January 2024


MiraCosta College

Oceanside Campus,

1 Barnard Drive,



92056, United States

Full Time (60 semester units)

Tuition fees
$9,500.00 (7,83,828) per year
Tuition and Fees: USD $378 per unit (USD $46 Enrolment Fee + USD $332 Non-Resident Fee)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 August 2023, 22 January 2024


San Elijo Campus

3333 Manchester Avenue,



92007, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A high school graduate or equivalent.

For international students

Students must be Eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit from instruction

A high school graduate or equivalent

IELTS score of 5.5

TOEFL score of 450 on the paper-based; test/133 on the computer-based test/ 46 on the iBT

DuoLingo English Test score of 75

Application Deadline:

Fall: July 1; Spring: Nov 15


About MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College offers the start to a great undergraduate education, with affordable tuition, university transfer success and a beautiful location.

  • Small class sizes and excellent academic professors
  • Top transfer rate to University of California campuses
  • Dedicated academic support for international students
  • Start before you travel -- online classes available now

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