Computer Information Systems Certificate

Computer Information Systems - Certificate


The Computer Information Systems Certificate of Achievement prepares students to work in the information systems field. Depending on the course track selected, students either gain a general ability in computer programming or specialize in programming for mobile devices, the Linux systems, database programming or web development.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will analyze a problem, identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Students will apply software development techniques that use the correct syntax and semantics of a programming language to write the source code to implement and test/debug a specified design.
  • Students will use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

Meet the Following Requirements
  1. Complete all required certificate courses with a C (or P) or better.
  2. Complete at least 1/3 of the program courses at Mission College to establish residency.

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: Select two (2) 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
Elective Courses: Eight (8) units total with a minimum of six (6) units of CIS courses and a maximum of two (2) work experience (WRK 300GW) units 
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 044 Intro to Data Structures Using Java (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 060 Mobile Apps Programming - iOS (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
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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Units Required
  Units
Total Required Units 16.0-18.0
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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 solvings.
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