Computer Information Systems AS

Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS)


The Associate in Science in Computer Information System is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills required for a variety of positions in the field of computer information technology. The program includes foundation courses in computer information systems and a wide range of skill-builder courses in current topics of technology.


Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Completion of 60 degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better.
  3. Completion of the AS Graduation Requirements, CSU GE-B or IGETC.

Meet the Following Requirements

a. Completion of 60 degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0. 
b. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better. 
c. Completion of the Associate in Science graduation requirements.

NOTES:

  • Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change.  Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.
  • Not all classes are offered each semester.
Required Core Courses
Code Class Units
CIS 007 Python Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 043 Software Development With Java Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 044 Intro to Data Structures Using Java (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
Plus two or more additional courses from the following (at least 8.0 units with a minimum of 6.0 units of CIS courses and maximum of 2.0 units of work experience):
Code Class Units
CIS 008 Advanced Python Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 033 Robotics and Embedded System (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 037A Introduction to C Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 039 Introduction to Computer Systems and Assembly Language (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 040 C++ Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 045 Linux Essentials I (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 047 Linux System Administration (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 051 Introduction to Data Analysis (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 055 Database Management Systems I (2.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 3.0
CIS 056 Database Management Systems II (2.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 3.0
CIS 063 Mobile Apps Programming - Android (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
  Name Units
WRK 300GW Work Experience 1.0-2.0
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Required Units for the Major
  Units
Required unts for the major 20.0-22.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
 
Total required units 60.0
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Career Outlook
Skills Needed
  • Math skills.
  • Computer and technology skills.
  • Curiosity and creativity.
  • Stickler to detail.
  • Anticipate and diagnose problems.
  • Systematic approach to problem solving.
Select Jobs in the Field
  • Software Developer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • UX, Web, Mobile Apps, or Game Designer
  • Database Administrator
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • IT Project Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Machine Learning Engineer