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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.

To earn this certificate, students must complete the minimum required courses with a grade of C (or P) or better.

Required Core Curriculumn Courses:
Select 2 courses:
Code Class Units
CIS 043 Software Development With Java Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 037A Introduction to C Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 007 Python Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
Plus a minimum of six (6) unites from one of the following five combinations (tracks):
Track 1
Code Class Units
CIS 044 Intro to Data Structures Using Java (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
Track 2
Code Class Units
CIS 060 Mobile Apps Programming - Iphone (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 063 Mobile Apps Programming - Android (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
Track 3
Code Class Units
CIS 045 Linux Essentials I (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 046 Linux Essentials II (Shell Programming) (2.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 3.0
Track 4
Code Class Units
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
Track 5

CAP 088A Introduction to Javascript for the Web 1.0 AND
CAP 088B Intermediate Javascript for the Web 2.0 AND 
CIS 086 Web Development with PHP and MySQL 3.0

Plus one additional course from the tracks listed above, or one of the following courses below (minimum 3 units)
Code Class Units
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 047 Linux System Administration (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 048 Advanced Linux System Administration (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
CIS 008 Advanced Python Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0

Units Required

Total Required Units 17.0-20.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities:

Career opportunities include the following: computer programmer, programmer analyst, system analyst, software quality assurance analyst, and software developer.