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Degree & Certificate Information

Computer Information Systems Degree

Computer Information Systems Associate in Science Degree with emphasis on employment preparation

Dept./No. Title Units

Required Courses:
CIS-050 Computer Keyboarding I -2
CIS-070A Computer Business Applications for Windows -3
CIS-076B Word I -3
CIS-072D Excel I -3
CIS-073C Access Database Management -3
CIS-074 Excel II -3
CIS-078B Word II -3
CS-073 Introduction to Computer Science -3
CS-086 Visual Basic Programming I -3

Restricted Electives – choose sixteen (16) units from the following:
BUAC-010, BUAC-066, BUMA-010, CS-001, CS-080, CS-086A,
CS-087, CS-089, CS-089A, CIS-030, CIS-062, CIS-063, CIS-070B, CIS-082C,
CIS-082E, CIS-082F, CIS-082G, CIS-082H, CIS-082I, CIS-083E, CIS-084,
CIS-086.

Required Courses -26
Restricted Electives -16
CMC General Education Requirement -18
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS -60
Note: To ensure an individualized education plan, we strongly urge
students to meet with an Academic Advisor before selecting courses
from the subject areas listed above. Some course substitutions may be
approved.
Advisor: K. Chlebik, J. Powell

Computer Information Systems Certificate

Computer Information Systems Certificate of Achievement with emphasis on employment preparation

Dept./No. Title Units

Required Courses:
CIS-050 Computer Keyboarding -2
CIS-070A Computer Business Applications for Windows -3
CIS-076B Word I -3
CIS-072D Excel I -3
CIS-073C Access Database Management-3
CIS-074 Excel II -3
CIS-078B Word II -3
CS-086 Visual Basic Programming I -3

Restricted Electives – choose three (3) units from the following:
BUMA-010, BUAC-066, CS-001, CIS-030, CIS-062, CIS-063,
CIS-070B, CIS-082C, CIS-082E, CIS-082F, CIS-082G, CIS-082H, CIS-082I,
CIS-084.

Required Courses -26
Restricted Electives -3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS -29
Note: To ensure an individualized educational plan, we strongly urge
students to meet with an Academic Advisor before selecting courses
from the subject areas listed above. Some course substitutions may be
approved.
Advisor: K. Chlebik, J. Powell

Graphic Design Technology Certificate

Graphic Design Technology Certificate of Proficiency with emphasis on employment preparation

Dept./ No. Title Units

Required Courses:
CIS-082E Adobe Photoshop for Print and Web Design -3
CIS-082F Adobe Illustrator for Print and Web Design I -3
CIS-082G Adobe InDesign I -3
CIS-082I Introduction to Adobe Acrobat -1.5
CIS-084 Visual Design -3

Restricted Electives: Choose 1 course (3 units) from the following:
CIS-082H, ART-031, ART-041.

Required Courses -13.5
Restricted Electives -3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS -16.5
Note: To ensure an individualized education plan, we strongly urge
students to meet with an Academic Advisor before selecting courses
from the subject areas listed above. Some course substitutions may be
approved.
Advisor: K. Chlebik, J. Powell

Web Design Certificate

Web Design Certificate of Proficiency with emphasis on employment preparation

Dept./No. Title Units

Required Courses:
CIS-062 Beginning Dreamweaver -1.5
CIS-063 Intermediate Dreamweaver -1.5
CIS-082C Web Publishing -3
CIS-082H Web-Based Animation with Flash -3
CIS-086 Web Page Content Development -2

Restricted Electives: Choose 1 course (3 units) from the following:
ART-031, CIS-082E.

Required Courses -11
Restricted Electives -3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS -14
Note: To ensure an individualized education plan, we strongly urge
students to meet with an Academic Advisor before selecting courses
from the subject areas listed above. Some course substitutions may be
approved.
Advisor: K. Chlebik, J. Powell

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:
1. Design and create solutions to a real world situation using the appropriate software. (Institutional SLOs: Information Competency)
2. Integrate text, graphics and color for designing, editing, and producing high-quality publications. (Institutional SLOs: Information
Competency)
3. Analyze the goals, purpose, and mission of a website and develop design documents based on this analysis. (Institutional SLOs:
Critical Thinking and Information Competency)
4. Design workfl ow process in the creation of real-world projects. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, and Information
Competency)

Computer Information Systems Overview

The Computer Information Systems program encompasses a broad area of study which includes basic computer concepts, microcomputer business applications and computer science concepts. This program prepares students for entry-level positions. Software studies include the latest versions of Windows, the Microsoft Office Suite, Internet applications, desktop and Web publishing. Courses are designed to develop basic and advanced computer skills and to develop problem-solving strategies. The certificate and A.S. degree require 29 and 60 units respectively, with an emphasis on microcomputer application courses which prepare student for immediate entry into the job market. The A.S. degree also requires 18 units of general education.

Students must complete the required courses for their major. General education units, transferable electives, and total degree units will vary for each student.  Some considerations include the courses (and their respective units) chosen to complete a general education area or transferable elective, and if required courses  for your major also count toward a general education area. Please see your academic counselor to help you reach your educational goals.