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All classes needed for this degree are available online. Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this degree are available at all our locations. See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this degree.
This degree requires 60 units and will likely take 4 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($200 + $42) per unit
= $2760 in tuition and fees
= $14,520 in tuition and fees
+ ~$3500* for books and supplies
= $6260 across four semesters or $1565 per semester
= $18,020 across four semesters or $4505 per semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
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.
Career Opportunities in Computer Information Systems: Computer Programmer, Computer Repair (A+ Certified), Computer Operator, Computer Support Specialist, Network Technician, Help Desk Technician.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
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 C121||Elementary Probability and Statistics||4|
|or MATH C131||Basic Functions and Calculus for Business||4|
Select 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 Development with PHP and MySQL||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|
For general questions, contact:Karen O'Connor
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this degree.