Computer Information Systems Technologies

Computer Information Systems Technologies - CCL

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Information Systems Technologies program is designed to provide training for various entry-level positions in computer systems. Career path opportunities include: help desk support, computer technician, programmer/analyst, software developer, computer hardware and software salesperson, network administrator. Other Computer Information Systems Technologies programs are offered at Scottsdale Community College (SCC): an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Information Systems Technologies and Certificates of Completion in Database Development, Software Development, and Computer Hardware and Network Support.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Effective Spring 2019, the Computer Information System (CIS) courses required by this program are not applicable if taken more than eight (8) years prior to the completion of the program of study. Consult with an Academic Advisor for complete information.

At Scottsdale...

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.  

How long will it take?

It takes a minimum of 18 months as a full-time student. 


Many CIS classes use low or no-cost textbooks. General Education courses may have textbooks that cost more.

Program Curriculum

Requirements: 42-45 credits

Suggested Course Sequence

Semester 1

  • CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
  • CIS121AB Microsoft Command Line Operations (1)
  • CIS150 Programming Fundamentals (3)
  • CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I (3)
  • CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management (3)
  • Total Credits: 13

Semester 2

  • CIS162AD C#: Level I OR CIS163AA Java Programming Level I (3)
  • CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks (3)
  • CIS166AA Introduction to JavaScripting OR CIS166AE WebScripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) (3)
  • Restricted CIS Electives (6)
  • CRE101 College Critical Reading & Critical Thinking (3) OR equivalent as indicated by assessment
  • Total Credits: 15-18

Semester 3

  • CIS225AB Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (3)
  • Restricted CIS Electives (11)
  • Total Credits: 14
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations1
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS150Programming Fundamentals3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I (3) OR
CIS162ADC#: Level I (3)3
CIS166Web Scripting/Programming (3) OR
CIS166++Web Scripting/Programming (any suffixed course) (3)3
CIS190Introduction to Networking3
CIS225ABObject-Oriented Analysis and Design3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications3
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL3
CIS120++Computer Graphics (any suffixed course)1
CIS126DLLinux Operating System3
CIS151Computer Game Development-Level I3
CIS162ADmay be selected as a Restricted Elective if it is not used to satisfy Required Courses.
CIS162ADC#: Level I3
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I3
CIS166++Any Web Scripting/Programming course except course used to satisfy Required Courses3
CIS175SAInterconnecting Cisco Network Devices3
CIS217AMAdvanced Microsoft Access: Database Management3
CIS220++Any Flash/Adobe suffixed course3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows3
CIS226ALInternet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II3
CIS234XML Application Development3
CIS259Visual Basic Programming II3
CIS262ADC# Level II3
CIS263AAJava Programming: Level II3
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3
CIS280Current Topics in Computing3
CIS290++Computer Information Systems Internship (any suffixed course)1-3
CIS296WCCooperative Education3
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology course3
CIS276++Database Management Systems (any suffixed course)3
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to set, maintain, and use a database management program. (CIS117DM)
  • Identify and define the major components of the command line environment. (CIS121AB)
  • Create a Basic Home Page with HTML. (CIS133DA)
  • Develop programs using structured design and logic tools. (CIS150)
  • Use object-oriented programming language to solve a variety of problems related to business and other disciplines. (CIS159, CIS162AD)
  • Use beginning C programming features to construct programs, functions, pointers, input and output options data types, structures, unions and disk file operations. (CIS162AD)
  • Design software for Web sites, including client-side and server-side scripting. (CIS166, CIS166++)
  • Perform LAN boot sequence, configuration, and console operation. (CIS190)
  • Investigate, analyze, design, implement, and evaluate business computer systems. (CIS225AB)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.