Computer Information Systems AS Degree (employment preparation)

The Associate's degree in Computer Information Systems prepares students to either enter the workforce as an entry-level computer or network support technician or pursue a bachelor's degree in managing information systems.

Computer support technicians provide technical assistance to computer users. They may answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. They may provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. Computer network technicians analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and internet systems or a segment of a network system. They may perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Graduates of the A.S. Computer Information Systems are prepared and eligible to sit for CompTIA's A+ and Network+ certification exams. Optional elective courses prep students for Cisco's CCNA and CompTIA's Server+ and Security+ exams.

Course Code Title Units
Required CoursesUnits
CIS 010Computer Literacy4
CIS 040Information & Communication Technology Essentials4
CIS 053Computer Network Fundamentals3
CIS 087Introduction To Programming Using Python3
Electives - Select 26 units from the following:
CIS 054Routing and Switching Essentials3
CIS 055Systems and Network Administration3
CIS 060Information Systems Security3
CIS 064Intro to Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking3
CIS 076Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS 080Database Management Systems3
CIS 082CFront End Web Development3
CIS 085CDynamic Website Design3
CIS 086Visual Basic Programming3
CIS 095AComputer Information Systems Work Experience1-8
BUMA 010Introduction to Business3
BUMA 028Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
BUMA 094Business Communications3
Required Units14
Electives Units26
COD General Education Pattern18
Kinesiology Activities2
DEGREE TOTAL60