2023-2024 Course Catalog

Computers/Information Management (AAS)

60 Credits

The Computers/Information Management degree is designed for students interested in employment after graduation or enhancing current skills. The program provides students with the knowledge of business and technology skills that facilitate the delivery and management of information. Students will use the latest computer technology and software programs in managerial decision making. Graduates from this program can enter careers in administration, management, sales, marketing, or technology departments within a business or organization.

Core Courses – 18 Credits

CIM 1220/BUSN 1220Business Problem Solving Analyzing - Excel

3 cr

CIM 2000Computer Applications Training Practicum

3 cr


Complete three of the following five courses:

CIM 1000Keyboarding and Essential Computer Skills

3 cr

CIM 1230Business Information Management - Access

3 cr

CIM 1240Business Word Processing

3 cr

CIM 1250/BUSN 1250Intro to Project Management Software

3 cr

CIM 1260Presentation Software

3 cr

*CIM 1000 is required if speed is less than 30 wpm with accuracy.  Skill will be mastered in CIM 2000.

Students who complete CIM/BUSN 1201 and CIM/BUSN 1220, 1230, 1240, and 1250 have completed the Computers/Information Management Certificate and may apply to have this credential awarded to their student record at any point in their degree progress using the graduation application.


Additional Required Courses – 42 Credits

ENGC 1101College Writing

4 cr

ENGC 2102Business and Technical Writing

3 cr

Complete one of the following three courses:

COMM 1101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 cr

COMM 1111Interpersonal Communication

3 cr

COMM 1121Small Group Communication

3 cr

Complete one of the following two courses:

ECON 2201Principles of Microeconomics

3 cr

ECON 2202Principles of Macroeconomics

3 cr

Complete at least 11 credits from MnTC Goal areas 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10

Complete additional courses from any of the following areas to reach 42 credits for this section:

ACCT (Accounting), BUSN (Business), CSCI (Computer Science), COMT (Computer Technology), DSCI (Data Science), or additional CIM (Computers Information Management) electives.

We encourage students to complete a Business Enrichment Certificate when possible.  Students should discuss options with their academic advisor.



Other Degree Requirements

If needed, complete additional courses to reach 60-level credits total.

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn a minimum of 15 college-level credits at Normandale.

Coursework in this degree program satisfies a portion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Please see MnTC Degree Audit Report.