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AAS - Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information System Technologies program is designed to provide training for various entry-level positions in computer systems. Career opportunities include LAN administrator, systems analyst, computer programmer, computer operator, computer hardware and software salesperson. This is a two-year career program that leads to an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information System Technologies. Certificates of Completion in Computer Information Systems Technologies, Computer Hardware and Network Support, Database Development and Software Development are also offered.
Major Code: 3162
Award: AAS
First Term: 4122
Total Credits: 64-66
Program Last Updated in MCCCD Records: Aug 29th, 2011
Prerequesites: 0-3 credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment 0-3
Required Courses: 25 credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS117++ or Any Database Management module(s) (1-3) OR
CIS276++ Any Database Management Systems course (3) 3
CIS121AB Microsoft Command Line Operations 1
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS150 Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS159 Visual Basic Programming I 3
CIS162AC Visual C++: Level I 3
CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks 3
CIS225 Business Systems Analysis and Design 3
Restricted Electives: 17 credits
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications 3
BPC170 Computer Maintenance I: A+ Essentials Prep 3
BPC171 Recycling Used Computer Technology 1
BPC210 Advanced Computer Usage and Applications 3
BPC270 Computer Maintenance II: A+ Technician Prep 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS119DO Introduction to Oracle: SQL 3
CIS120++ Computer Graphics (any CIS120 suffixed course) 1
CIS126DL Linux Operating System 3
CIS151 Computer Game Development-Level I 3
CIS162AD C#: Level I 3
CIS163AA Java Programming: Level I 3
CIS166++ Any Web Scripting/Programming course 3
CIS175SA Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 3
CIS217AM Advanced Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS220++ Any CIS220 suffixed course 3
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS225 Business Systems Analysis and Design OR
CIS225AB Object-Oriented Analysis and Design 3
CIS226AL Internet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux 3
CIS233DA Internet/Web Development Level II 3
CIS234 XML Application Development 3
CIS235 e-Commerce 3
CIS259 Visual Basic Programming II 3
CIS262AC Visual C++: Level II 3
CIS263AA Java Programming: Level II 3
CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
CIS276++ Any Database Management Systems course not used to satisfy other Required Courses credits 3
CIS280 Current Topics in Computing 3
CIS296WC Cooperative Education 3
CSC+++++ Any Computer Science course 3
MST+++++ Any Microsoft course 3
OAS108 Business English 3
Free Electives: None
General Education Requirement: 22-24 credits
General Education Core: 12-14 credits
First Year Composition: 6 credits
Any approved General Education course from the First-Year Composition area.
Oral Communication: 3 credits
Any approved General Education course from the Oral Communication area.
Critical Reading: None
Mathematics: 3-5 credits
Any approved General Education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education Distributed Credits: 10 credits
Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 credits
Any approved General Education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits
Any approved General Education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural Sciences: 4 credits
Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Program Competencies:
  1. Demonstrate the skills needed to set up, maintain, and use a database management program. (CIS117++, CIS276++)
  2. Identify and define the major components of the command line environment. (CIS121AB)
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  4. Create a Basic Home Page with HTML. (CIS133DA)
  5. Develop programs using structured design and logic tools. (CIS150)
  6. Use Visual Basic programming language to solve a variety of problems related to business and other disciplines. (CIS159)
  7. Use beginning C programming features to construct programs, functions, pointers, input and output options, data types, structures, unions and disk file operations. (CIS162AC)
  8. Perform LAN boot sequence, configuration, and console operation. (CIS190)
  9. Investigate, analyze, design, implement, and evaluate business computer systems. (CIS225)