Computer Information Systems - AS

Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS)

The Associate in Science in Computer Information System is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills required for a variety of positions in the field of computer information technology. The program includes foundation courses in computer information systems and a wide range of skill-builder courses in current topics of technology.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Completion of 60 degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better.
  3. Completion of the AS Graduation Requirements, CSU GE-B or IGETC.

To earn this degree, students must meet the following requirements: 
a. Completion of 60 degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0. 
b. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better. 
c. Completion of the Associate in Science graduation requirements.

NOTES:

  • Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change.  Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.
  • Not all classes are offered each semester.
Required Core Courses: 
Code Class Units
CIS 007 Python Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 043 Software Development With Java Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 044 Intro to Data Structures Using Java (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
Plus two or more additional courses from the following (at least 8.0 units with a minimum of 6.0 units of CIS courses and maximum of 2.0 units of work experience):
Code Class Units
CIS 008 Advanced Python Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 033 Robotics and Embedded System (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 037A Introduction to C Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 039 Introduction to Computer Systems and Assembly Language (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 040 C++ Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 045 Linux Essentials I (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 047 Linux System Administration (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 051 Introduction to Data Analysis (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 055 Database Management Systems I (2.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 3.0
CIS 056 Database Management Systems II (2.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 3.0
CIS 063 Mobile Apps Programming - Android (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
  Name Units
WRK 300GW Work Experience 1.0-2.0
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Required Units for the Major

  Units
Required unts for the major 20.0-22.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
 
Total required units 60.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities

Career opportunities include the following: computer programmer, programmer analyst, system analyst, software quality assurance analyst, and software developer.

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