Computer Information Systems

This degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) is designed to prepare students for employment in the IT workforce as entry-level Programmers, entry-level Database Programmers, Application Analysts, Programmer Analysts, Business Analysts, System Analysts, PC Support Specialists, Technical Support, User Support Specialists and etc. Students will demonstrate their proficiency through performance in laboratory exercises and objective examinations. The student will analyze simple business or technical problems relevant to programming, and prepare solutions to them; implement a program in either C/C++ or Java, using objects; and demonstrate an understanding of the operations and processes of a computer relevant to programming.
To earn a certificate, students must complete the required core courses, and choose other courses from the additional courses listed to total 32 units. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will analyze simple business or technical problems relevant to programming, and prepare solutions to them; implement a program in either C/C++ or Java, using objects; and demonstrate an understanding of the operations and processes of a computer relevant to programming.

PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS

CABOT 105 or eligibility for ENGL 101

ENGL 120 or ESL 151 or equivalent or placement test scores

BUSAD 106
or
ENGL 101

Written Business Communication

Freshman English

3
or
3
  CS/IS 101 Introduction to Computer and Information Systems 5
  CS/IS 112 Introduction to Programming Using JAVA 3

 

CS/IS 112

 CS/IS 151
or
CS/IS 135

Python Programming

Programming in C/C++

3
or
3
  CS/IS 172 Unix/Linux Operating System 4
  CS/IS 190 Introduction to Computer Networks 3
  CS/IS 260
Introduction to Web Site Development
3
  Additional Courses: Select 8 units from the following courses
  BUSAD 110 Human Relations in Business 3
CS/IS 112
CS/IS 130 Introduction to Algorithms 3
CS/IS 112
CS/IS 135 Programming in C/C++ 3
CS/IS 135
CS/IS 137 C++ Advanced Topics 4
CS/IS 112 
CS/IS 139 JAVA 3
  CS/IS 261
Web Development with PHP and MySQL
3
   CS/IS 262
Javascript and Jquery
3
  CS/IS 174
Unix/Linux Systems Administration
4
   CS/IS 193
Introduction to Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking
 3
  CS/IS 234
Oracle/SQL
3
  CS/IS 50 Internship (CS/IS) 3
  ENTRE 101
Concepts of Entrepreneurship
2
  ENTRE 102
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 32
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2019

GCC Catalog 2019-2020

Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.