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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
  • Students will analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Students will apply software development techniques that use the correct syntax and semantics of a programming language to write the source code to implement and test/debug a specified design.
  • Students will use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

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.

Please note not all classes are offered each semester. For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version

Core Curriculum Courses (Required): 
Code Class Units
CIS 037A Introduction to C 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):

Code Class Units
CIS 040 C++ Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 086 Web Development with PHP and MySQL (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
CIS 045 Linux Essentials I (2.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 3.0
CIS 046 Linux Essentials II (Shell Programming) (2.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 3.0

Required Units for the Major

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: accountants, accounting clerks, bookkeepers, tax preparers, and auditors. Depending on which electives students choose, the program also satisfies many of the lower-division course requirements for transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a degree in Accounting or Business.

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