Associate in Science

Liberal Arts (Management Information Systems Transfer)


Contact Information 

Bonnie Schillinger, department chair
Horton Hall 227/NDSCS-Fargo 138

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton
Face-to-Face: Fargo
Online: Some Classes

Program purposes

The Management Information Systems transfer curriculum plan provides articulation to baccalaureate programs in management information systems. In addition, this plan meets the Liberal Arts Program Purposes listed in the NDSCS Catalog.

Special qualifications

If you are creative, a logical thinker, pay attention to detail, are easily motivated, work well on your own, and are capable of sound decision-making, you are an excellent candidate for working in the computer area.


NDSCS has hardware and networking labs. Each of these labs has current equipment and software.

All Information and Communications Technology students are required to purchase laptop computers. These laptops give students adequate computer access to complete projects and assignments given in class.

Instruction and advising

The instructors for this program have formal educational training, industry training and certifications and work experience in Information Technology. The average class size is 25 students.

NOTE: This program requires either an HP EliteBook 850 or ZBOOK 15 laptop or equivalent. Please refer to the NDSCS website for specifications. The cost will be approximately $1065.00 for the EliteBook 850 and $2100.00 for the ZBOOK 15, if purchased through NDSCS. For further information, contact the NDSCS ITS Department at 701-671-3333 option 5.

Admission Requirements

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Helpful courses to prepare for this curriculum are upper level mathematics classes. 


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Science degree in Liberal Arts.

Required Courses

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*Consult academic advisor in selecting electives that are most appropriate for the intended bachelor’s program.

This curriculum meets the North Dakota University System general education requirements as indicated in the NDSCS Catalog under the heading: NDUS General Education Transfer Agreement.

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