Computer Information Systems

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Information Systems program is designed to meet the needs of students who are planning to find employment using current computer applications. It is intended for students who may later want to pursue an Associate's Degree in Computer Information Systems, but who do not expect to go beyond the community college program. Students will get experience with a variety of operating systems, database management, and popular programming languages. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.


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Field of Interest: 
Computer and Information Technology
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.
Consultation with an Academic Advisor is recommended for course selection.

Academic Plan: 
Computer Information Systems (CER)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS126DAUNIX Operations System (3) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course (3)3
CIS150Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3)3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.
  • Apply computer concepts, microcomputer applications, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  • Explain and use various Internet communication, resources discovery, and information retrieval tools. (CIS133DA)
  • Identify and define the major components of an operating system, both hardware and software. (CIS126DA, CIS126DL, MST150++)
  • Design algorithms for simple business problems. (CIS150, CIS150AB)

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