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Computer and Information Sciences Program

2017-2018

Description

Prepares students for employment in the rapidly expanding field of Computer and Information Sciences and offers the skills required to function effectively in various occupations and professions requiring the use of computers. Required courses focus upon the use and functioning of the computer and relate the general study of the computer with studies of specific languages, enabling the student to combine computer hardware and software to process data into information. Upon completion of this curriculum, the student should have the capability to apply computer technology to diverse business and professional environments and be qualified for employment as an entry-level programmer in the computer and information sciences industry or transfer to 4 year institution.

Gainful Employment Information

Award Type Units
Certificate of Performance:
Computer Programming 15
Certificate of Achievement:
Computer and Information Sciences 31
Associate of Science Degree:
Computer and Information Sciences 31*

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Computer and Information Sciences Program will gain facility with:

  • Technological Awareness: Students will be able to evaluate and apply appropriate technology to support specific business activities and business solutions.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to analyze specific business or information technology problems or situations and identify possible solutions, including predictive analysis, synthesis of information, resourcefulness, and troubleshooting.
  • Communication: Students will be able to choose the appropriate mode of communication for a specific situation and then communicate ideas, concepts, and solutions through effective written and oral communication.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Certificate of Performance

Computer Programming*

This certificate of performance in computer programming requires completion of the courses listed below and is meant to prepare students who are planning on preparing for entry-level positions in computer programming and/or information technology. The certificate of performance also offers students the opportunity to learn or enhance computer programming skills.

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student's transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Courses: Units
CISC 186 Visual Basic Programming 4
CISC 190 Java Programming 4
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming 4
CISC 210 System Analysis and Design 3
Total Units = 15

Certificate of Achievement

Computer and Information Sciences

The certificate of achievement in Computer Information Sciences requires completion of the courses listed below and is meant to prepare students who are planning and preparing for entry level positions in the Computer Information Sciences Industry.

*Choose a minimum of 3 units in CISC. Students should consult with their counselor prior to choosing electives to ensure electives meet program and/or transfer goals.

Note: Only one Computer and Information Sciences (CISC) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

*Choose a minimum of 3 units in CISC. Students should consult with their counselor prior to choosing electives to ensure electives meet program and/or transfer goals.

Note: Only one Computer and Information Sciences (CISC) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

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Courses Required for the Major: Units
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
BUSE 140 Business Law & the Legal Environment 3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
CISC 186 Visual Basic Programming 4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
CISC Elective(s)* 3
Total Units = 31

Associate of Science Degree

Computer and Information Sciences

The associate degree in Computer Information Sciences requires completion of the courses listed below and is meant to prepare students who are planning on transferring to Information Decision Systems programs at four-year institutions. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed on page 94 of this catalog. The associate degree requires completion of a minimum of 60 units.

*Choose a minimum of 3 units in CISC. Students should consult with their counselor prior to choosing electives to ensure electives meet program and/or transfer goals.

Note: Only one Computer and Information Sciences (CISC) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Computer and Information Sciences 150 , 270 , 290 ; Economics 120 , 121 ; Marketing 105.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
BUSE 140 Business Law & the Legal Environment 3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
CISC 186 Visual Basic Programming 4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
CISC Elective(s)* 3
Total Units = 31

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.