Associate in Science Degree Computer Information Systems


This curriculum prepares the student for a career in the area of computer information systems. The program is designed to develop a working knowledge of what is required to be successful in business computer information systems.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements
  3. the cultural diversity and reading requirements
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units, and
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.

Required Courses are listed in the following suggested sequence (29 units):
ACCT 101 CFinancial Accounting5
CIS 111 CComputer Information Systems3
CIS 132 CSpreadsheet-Excel for Windows3
CIS 142 CDatabase-Access for Windows3
CIS 150 CMicrosoft Office Applications3
CIS 160 CInformation Systems Management3
CIS 211 CIntroduction to Programming3
CIS 250 CWord Processing2
MGT 111 CBusiness Communications3
or MGT 211 C Writing for Business
Total Units28