Computer Information Systems
The Computer Information Systems Associate in Science Degree (60 units total, 28 units in the major) is designed for students pursuing professional employment in computer information systems for business. Students are prepared to pursue a career in network, systems, or database administration; technical and applications support; and computer programming. Designed for both full and part-time students, this program is appropriate to both those currently employed and those seeking to enter this field.
Students completing the CIS AS degree are prepared to transfer to a Baccalaureate program in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related programs.
Courses required for the associate degree major at Cerro Coso Community College may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor and http://www.assist.org/ to identify the courses needed from the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals.
You must complete a minimum of 60 units, including the courses listed in the major and general education requirements, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, and a grade of "A", "B", or "C" in all courses for the major. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Cerro Coso Community College.
Your transfer institution may require some of the courses to be taken for a grade. Please consult a counselor and http://www.assist.org/ to determine any limitations on Pass/No Pass grading in major preparation courses.
Completion of the Cerro Coso local General Education Pattern DOES NOT prepare a student for transfer. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year school, depending on your transfer goal, you should select Option B or C only. For more information refer to the general education section of the catalog.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
- Demonstrate sufficient understanding and application of business and related information technology concepts for entry level employment and advancement in the field. This includes an understanding of the fundamentals of computers and computer nomenclature and why they are essential components in business and society.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the global system in which computer information systems are practiced including the role of ethics and the impact on society as well as contemporary issues.
- Demonstrate preparedness for entry level employment in the field of information technology. This includes areas of focus such as computer hardware, software, networks, and security, or programming.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of relational databases and concepts, including design, creation, and data manipulation.
- CC Online [Degree Pathway]
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete all of the following courses:
|BSAD C100||Introduction to Business||3 Units|
|CSCI C101||Introduction to Computer Information Systems||3|
|CSCI C241||Introduction to Telecommunications||3|
|CSCI C251||Introductory Visual Basic Programming||3|
|CSCI C270||Introduction to Database Design and Management||3|
|MATH C130||Finite Mathematics||4|
|or MATH C131||Business Calculus||4|
|or MATH C121||Elementary Probability and Statistics||4|
Select at least 9 units from the following courses:
|CSCI C140||A+ Essential Skills for Computers||2|
|CSCI C141||A+ Standard Skills for IT Technicians||2|
|CSCI C143||Network+ Fundamentals of Network Technologies||3|
|CSCI C146||Security+ Fundamentals of Network Security||3|
|CSCI C265||Introductory C++ Programming||3|
|CSCI C267||Introduction to Java Programming||3|
|CSCI C280||Web Application Development Using PHP||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION A||Cerro Coso Local General Education Pattern|
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|