Computer Information Systems Associate in Science Degree


The Computer Information Systems Associate in Science Degree is designed to prepare students for employment in programming, networking, website design, database design and administration, cyber-security, business principles and more. Students learn in a well-equipped technical environment for instruction and lab. CIS courses are taught providing hands-on experience in the use of industry-standard hardware, application software, operating systems, networking, and programming tools. This degree requires 38-42 units.

Required Courses (11 units):
CIS 107 F Introduction to Operating Systems3
CIS 180 F Introduction to Networking Concepts4
CIS 217 FVisual Basic Programming I4
Choose one of the following for 3-5 units:3-5
Accounting for Small Business3
Financial Accounting5
Business Mathematics3
Choose one of the following for 3 units:3
Business Communications3
Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Writing for Business)3
Choose one of the following for 3 units:3
Mobile Applications (APPs) for Business (formerly Doing Business Online)3
Presentation Graphics3
Business Web Graphics3
Advanced Computer Topics3
New Media Marketing3
Choose one of the following for 4 units:4
Introduction to Personal Computers4
Introduction to Information Systems4
Honors Introduction to Information Systems
Choose one of the following for 2-3 units:2-3
Beginning Spreadsheet (MS Excel)3
Beginning Word Processing (MS Word) (formerly Word Processing)3
Advanced Word Processing (MS Word) (formerly Advanced Word)3
Introduction to Personal Computer Communications2
Introduction to the Internet3
Advanced Spreadsheet (MS Excel) (formerly Spreadsheet Advanced MS Excel)3
Choose one of the following for 3 units:3
Database I3
Database II3
SQL Server Administration3
Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL3
Choose one of the following for 3 units:3
Web Design I (formerly Web Page Design II)3
JavaScript Programming I3
Web Page Multimedia Design I3
Web Design II (formerly Dreamweaver I)3
Introduction to XML3
Web Design III (formerly Dreamweaver II)3
Web Page Multimedia Design II3
Introduction to Computer Game Design3
Choose one or two courses from the following for 3-4 units:3-4
Fundamentals of Computer Programming1
Robotic Programming3
Visual Basic Programming II3
Web Server Programming3
Introduction to C# Programming3
Computer Scripting (formerly CGI/Perl Scripting)3
Programming in C++3
Java Programming I4
Advanced C# Programming3
Java Programming II4
XML Programming3
PHP and MySQL Programming3
Introduction to Programming for Computer Games3
C# for Game Programming3
C++ for Game Programming3
Java for Game Programming3
Multimedia Game Programming3
DirectX Graphics Programming3
Artificial Intelligence in Game Programming3
Programming Multiuser Online Games3
Choose one of the following for 3 units:3
Introduction to Cyber Security (formerly Introduction to Computer Forensics)3
Cyber Security and Networking/Web (formerly Computer Forensics and Networking)3
Cyber Security and Operating Systems (formerly Operating Systems and Computer Forensics) Operating Systems and Computer Forensics3
Cyber Security Software Tools (formerly Tools for Computer and Network Forensics)3
Cisco Networking 13
Ethical Hacking (formerly Network Intrusion and Detection)3
Cisco Networking 23
Cisco Networking 33
Cisco Networking 43
Network Security Fundamentals3
Introduction to Networking Hardware3
Windows Server3
Web Server Management3
Exchange Server3
Windows Active Directory3
Linux/UNIX Operating System3
Total Units38-42

Outcome 1: Demonstrate proficiency in one or more common Business Software programs.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of common computer technology-related terms.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate the ability to be effective communicators using common Business communication tools.

Outcome 4: Demonstrate knowledge of common internet-related technologies and software.