Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems (CIS) is the study of the tools and techniques used to effectively and efficiently transform raw data into useful information.
Career paths chosen by students pursuing undergraduate studies in CIS commonly include office administration, general business, web design, software installation and maintenance, software quality control, database management, electronic bookkeeping, network administration and customer support.
Careers in the discipline that generally require higher level degrees include programming, system analysis, database design, network design and administration, and security management.
Even students who choose not to major in CIS find that coursework in the field can improve their ability to think analytically, solve problems, organize thoughts and information, and utilize new technology more efficiently and effectively.
Our discussions with industry representatives indicate that in today’s world employers expect and demand a certain minimum of computer skills as a given, much as they expect an employee to be able to read, write, and use basic math. College of the Desert’s CIS curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview of the discipline, as well as courses dealing with more advanced software concepts and tools used in the business environment.
The College offers appropriate certificates and degrees in Computer Information Systems. In addition to the immediate employment benefits of certificates and associate degrees, coursework at College of the Desert prepares the way for further study at the Baccalaureate level within the California State Universities and University of California systems, and other colleges nationwide.
|CIS 006||Business Research||1|
|or LIS 001||An Introduction To Basic Research Skills|
|CIS 010||Computer Literacy||4|
|Select 18 units from the following:||18|
|Introduction To Microsoft Word|
|Computer Survival Skills (no credit if taken after CIS 010)|
|Current Topics In Technology|
|Professional Office Procedures|
|Business Data Management With Microsoft Access|
|Information & Communication Technology Essentials|
|Computer Network Fundamentals|
|Routing and Switching Essentials|
|Systems and Network Administration|
|Information Systems Security|
|Intro To Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking|
|Dynamic Website Design|
|Visual Basic Programming|
|Select 19 units from the following:||19|
|Fundamentals Of Bookkeeping|
|Principles Of Management|
|Introduction To Business|
|Business Law I|
|Small Business: Development & Mgmt.|
|Human Relations In the Workplace|
|Computer Information Systems Work Experience (Maximum of 4 units may be used for work experience )|
or BUAC 095A
|Accounting Work Experience|
or BUMA 095A
|Business Management Work Experience|
|Computer Graphics 1A|
|Computer Graphics 1B|
|Computer Graphics 2|
|COD General Education Pattern||18|
Note: To ensure an individualized student education plan, we strongly urge students to meet with a Counselor or Faculty Advisor before selecting courses from these categories. Some course substitutions may be approved.