Computer Information Systems Certificate


The Computer Information Systems Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in programming, networking, website design, database design and administration, cyber-security, project management, or game design. 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 program also requires students to choose a "Career Track" from the sets of Restricted Electives below. This certificate requires 20-23 units.

Required Courses:(14 UNITS)
CIS 100 F Introduction to Personal Computers4
or CIS 100HF Honors Introduction to Personal Computers
or CIS 111 F Introduction to Information Systems
or CIS 111HF Honors Introduction to Information Systems
CIS 152 F Web Design I (formerly Web Page Design II)3
CIS 180 F Introduction to Networking Concepts4
CIS 201 F Introduction to Python Programming3
Choose Restricted Electives from ONE CAREER TRACK below:
Restricted Electives - Cyber Security Career Track: (8 UNITS)
Introduction to Operating Systems3
Personal Computer Security2
Introduction to Cyber Security (formerly Introduction to Computer Forensics)3
Restricted Electives - Programming Career Track:(6-7 UNITS)
Programming in C++3
Java Programming I
Database I3
Restricted Electives - Network Administration Career Track:(6 UNITS)
Computer Certification Preparation3
Computer Certification Prep II3
Restricted Electives - Web Design Career Track:(6 UNITS)
Web Design II (formerly Dreamweaver I)3
Web Page Layout with CMS3
Restricted Electives - Information System Project Management Career Track: (9 UNITS)
Beginning Word Processing (MS Word) (formerly Word Processing)3
Beginning Spreadsheet (MS Excel)3
Project Management I3
Restricted Electives - Game Design Career Track:(6 UNITS)
Introduction to Computer Game Design3
Introduction to Programming for Computer Games3

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.