Computer Information Systems

Overview

Computer Information Systems

Do you love working with technology? Design, create, manage and maintain computer systems. You’ll work with hardware and software, networks, and the cloud. There are many career paths including tech support, cyber security, business analyst and office support. Gain skills that lead to high demand, high wage jobs.

Careers

Networking Careers

Train for a job designing, installing and administering computer networks:

  • Data Communications Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer

Cybersecurity Careers

Train for a job keeping our computers, networks, and data safe from hackers:

  • Data Security Analyst
  • Systems Security Administrator
  • Network Security Administrator

Business Information Systems Careers

Train for an administrative support job in an office, such as:

  • Office and Administrative Assistant
  • Office Coordinator or Specialist
  • Customer Service Representative

Academic Plans for Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Computer Information Systems: Business Information Worker—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units
CIS 0050 3
BUS 0102 3
ENGL 0001A 3
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 3
MATH 0000D or MATH 0013 3
TOTAL 15
Term 2
Course Units
CIS 0070 3
CIS 0080 3
BUS 0001 3
ESCI 0010 or ANTH 0001 or (ASTR 0010 and ASTR 0011) 3-4
ECON 0001A or ECON 0001B 3
TOTAL 15-16
Term 3
Course Units Notes
CIS 0062 3  
BUS 0116 3  
BUS 0002 3  
COMM 0010 or AAD 0060 or PHOT 0060A 3  
ECON 0001A or ECON 0001B 3 ECON 0001A or ECON 0010B is recommended by the department (whichever was not taken in previous Spring semester).
TOTAL 15  
Term 4
Course Units
CIS 0105 3
CIS 0100 or CIS 0136 or CIS 0120 or CIS 0090 or CIS 0095 or CIS 0067 3
HIST 0017A or HIST 0018A or HIST 0020 or HIST 0027 3
BUS 0085 or COMM 0001 3
BUS 0003 or BUS 0008 3
TOTAL 15

Computer Information Systems: IT Technician—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units
CIS 0026 4
CIS 0050 3
ENGL 0001A 3
BUS 0085 3
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 3
TOTAL 16
Term 2
Course Units Notes
CIS 0062 3  
CIS 0065 3  
MATH 0000D 4 CIS Department recommends MATH 0010 or 0013 if ready for transfer-level Math course.
BUS 0101 3  
MECH 0001 or (ESCI 0010 and ESCI 0010L) 3-4  
TOTAL 16-17  
Term 3
Course Units
CIS 0141 3
CIS 0105 or BUS 0116 3
ECON 0001A or COMM 0008 3
AAD 0012 or AAD 0060 or PHOT 0060A 3
CIS 0067 or CIS 0100 or CIS 0105 or CIS 0120 or CIS 0136 or BUS 0102 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units Notes
CIS 0095 3  
COMM 0007 3  
Any Elective course 3  
CIS 0067 or CIS 0100 or CIS 0105 or CIS 0120 or CIS 0136 or BUS 0102 6 Choose two courses from these options.
TOTAL 15  

Computer Information Systems: Networking and Security—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
CIS 0062 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
CIS 0026 4 CIS 0026 is an advisory for CIS 0065 and highly recommended by the department.
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 3  
MECH 0001 or (ESCI 0010 and ESCI 0010L) 3-4  
TOTAL 16-17  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
CIS 0065 3  
BUS 0102 3  
MATH 0000D 4

If Math Learning Skills Requirement has already been met, student can choose any elective course.

Department recommends MATH 0010 or MATH 0013 if MATH 0000D is not needed.

BUS 0101 3  
BUS 0085 or CSCI 0010 or ENGL 0001C 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 3
Course Units
CIS 0141 3
CIS 0147 3
CIS 0088 or CIS 0090 or CIS 0136 or CIS 0151 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0050 3
ECON 0001A or COMM 0008 3
AAD 0060 or AAD 0012 or PHOT 0060A 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units
CIS 0142 3
CIS 0152 3
COMM 0007 3
CIS 0095 3
CIS 0088 or CIS 0090 or CIS 0136 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0050 3
TOTAL 15

Computer Information Systems: Business Information Worker—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
CIS 0050 3  
CIS 0062 3  
BUS 0116 3  
BUS 0085 or BUS 0102 3 BUS 0102 has a prerequisite of ENGL 0001A.
TOTAL 12  
Term 2
Course Units
CIS 0070 3
CIS 0080 3
CIS 0105 3
CIS 0067 or CIS 0095 or CIS 0100 or CIS 0136 or CIS 0120 or CIS 0090 3
TOTAL 12

Computer Information Systems: IT Technician—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
CIS 0026 4
CIS 0050 3
CIS 0062 3
TOTAL 10
Term 2
Course Units Notes
CIS 0065 3  
CIS 0105 or (BUS 0085 or BUS 0102) or BUS 0116 3

BUS 0085 or BUS 0102 may be used to satisfy 3 of the 6 required major elective units.

BUS 0102 has a prerequisite of ENGL 0001A. 

CIS 0105 or (BUS 0085 or BUS 0102) or BUS 0116 3

BUS 0085 or BUS 0102 may be used to satisfy 3 of the 6 required major elective units.

BUS 0102 has a prerequisite of ENGL 0001A. 

TOTAL 9  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
CIS 0141 3  
CIS 0095 4 CIS 0095 is not required for the certificate, but is recommended as an elective course by the department.
TOTAL 7  

Computer Information Systems: Networking and Security—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
CIS 0062 3
CIS 0065 3
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units Notes
CIS 0141 3  
CIS 0066 or CIS 0088 or CIS 0095 or CIS 0148 or CIS 0151 3  
CIS 0090 or CIS 0136 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0050 3 CSCI 0012 and CSCI 0050 have a prerequisite of CSCI 0010.
TOTAL 9  
Term 3
Course Units
CIS 0142 3
CIS 0147 3
CIS 0152 3
TOTAL 9

Business Information Worker (Stage 1)—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units Notes
CIS 0050 3  
CIS 0062 3  
BUS 0102 or BUS 0085 3 BUS 0102 has a prerequisite of ENGL 0001A.
TOTAL 9  
Term 2
Course Units
BUS 0116 3
CIS 0105 3
TOTAL 6

Business Information Worker (Stage 2)—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units Notes
CIS 0070 3  
CIS 0080 3  
BUS 0000A or BUS 0001 3 Prerequisite for BUS 0008.
TOTAL 9  
Term 2
Course Units
CIS 0090 3
CIS 0100 3
BUS 0008 3
TOTAL 9

Digital Literacy—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
CIS 0030 3
BUS 0116 3
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units
CIS 0050 3
SKDV 0010 1
TOTAL 4

Information Assurance and Cyber Defense—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units Notes
CIS 0065 3  
CSCI 0010 3 CSCI 0010 is a prerequisite for CSCI 0012.
TOTAL 6  
Term 2
Course Units
CIS 0142 3
CIS 0147 3
CSCI 0012 3
TOTAL 9

Information Assurance Technician (Level 1)—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
CIS 0065 3
TOTAL 3
Term 2
Course Units
CIS 0141 3
TOTAL 3

Information Assurance Technician (Level 2)—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units Notes
CIS 0147 3  
CIS 0142 or CSCI 0050 3 CSCI 0050 has a prerequisite of CSCI 0010.
TOTAL 6  

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