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Programming and Systems Analysis Level I

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Programming and Systems Analysis Level I provides an exploration of different computer language and technical skills. The CCL includes, but is not limited to the following: operating systems, local area networks, business communication, team roles, and dynamics. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Programming and Systems Analysis Level II, Certificate of Completion (CCL) in iOS Application Development and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Programming and Systems Analysis are also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Programming and Systems Analysis Level I (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5048
Total Credits Required
24
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Analyze business requirements using critical thinking skills.
  2. Use computer systems and networks in a responsible and ethical manner.
  3. Design, develop and implement database solutions to effectively manage data.
  4. Develop and implement well-structured computer programs that solve business problems.
  5. Utilize the software development lifecycle for application development.
  6. Test and debug computer programs.
  7. Leverage the functions and architecture of an operating system to achieve business objectives.
  8. Communicate professionally in formal and informal situations to diverse audiences.
  9. Write effective documentation according to industry standards.
  10. Collaborate effectively with diverse teams.
  11. Apply an understanding of characteristics and principles of business processes to software application development.
  12. Design web-based applications using client-side and server-side scripting.
  13. Develop a project scope while considering factors such as customer requirements, project costs, return on investment, and internal/external business objectives.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
CIS150 or
CIS150AB
Programming Fundamentals or Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS126DA or
CIS126DL or
MST150++
UNIX Operating System or Linux Operating System or Any Microsoft Windows course 3
CIS119DO or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3
CIS159 or
CIS162++ or
CIS163AA or
CIS165
Visual Basic Programming I or Any C Programming: Level I course ( or Java Programming: Level I or Introduction to IOS Application Development Select a programming language that best aligns with academic and professional goals (1 course for a total of 3 credits) CS 3
CIS166++ Any Web Scripting course( 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS150 or
CIS150AB
Programming Fundamentals or Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS119DO or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3
CIS159 or
CIS162++ or
CIS163AA or
CIS165
Visual Basic Programming I or Any C Programming: Level I course ( or Java Programming: Level I or Introduction to IOS Application Development Select a programming language that best aligns with academic and professional goals (1 course for a total of 3 credits) CS 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS126DA or
CIS126DL or
MST150++
UNIX Operating System or Linux Operating System or Any Microsoft Windows course 3
CIS166++ Any Web Scripting course( 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

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

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Programming and Systems Analysis Level I (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=135705).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site 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.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-20195/29/2018 – 5/27/2019