Computer Information Systems, A.S.

An Associate degree in CIS may be earned by completing a CIS State Certificate in Internet Authoring, Programming, or Networking (18 units) as well as all MSJC General Education Option A requirements (a total of 60 units).

AS.CIS.NETWORK, AS.CIS.INTERNET, AS.CIS.PROGRAM

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MSJC General Education Option A

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Authoring Focus

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-105 College Algebra 4
CSIS-101
Introduction to Computers and Data Processing
or Fundamentals of Computer Programming
3
CSIS-103 Introduction to the Internet 3
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success) 3
 Units17
Spring Semester 1
CSIS-115A Web Development - Level 1 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
GEOG-108 World Regional Geography 3
CSIS-525 Web Development - Level 2 (formerly CSIS-125A) 1 3
CSIS-111B Fundamentals of Computer Programming 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
CSIS-113B
Java Programming - Level 1
or Python Programming - Level 1
3
CSIS-786 Developing ASP.NET Web Applications (formerly CSIS-086) 1 3
BIOL-100
Human Biology
or Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology)
4
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
ECON-201
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Introduction to Psychology
3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
CSIS-114A SQL Programming - Level 1 3
CSIS-124A SQL Programming - Level 2 1 3
CSIS-201 System Analysis and Design 3
CSIS-202 CCNA 1 Computer Networks (formerly Networks and Data Communications) 3
COMM-103 Interpersonal Communication 3
 Units15
 Total Units63

Networking Focus

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-105 College Algebra 4
CSIS-101 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing 3
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success) 3
 Units14
Spring Semester 1
CSIS-202 CCNA 1 Computer Networks (formerly Networks and Data Communications) 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
GEOG-108 World Regional Geography 3
CSIS-201 System Analysis and Design 3
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
CSIS-791 CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials (formerly CSIS-091) 3
CSIS-592 CCNA 3 Scaling Networks (formerly CSIS-092) 1 3
BIOL-100
Human Biology
or Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology)
4
CSIS-160 Information Security Systems 3
COMM-103 Interpersonal Communication 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
CSIS-593 CCNA 4 Connecting Networks (formerly CSIS-093) 3
CSIS-115A Web Development - Level 1 3
CSIS-114A SQL Programming - Level 1 3
ECON-201
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Introduction to Psychology
3
CSIS-164 Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking 3
 Units15
 Total Units60

Programming - General Focus

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-105 College Algebra 4
CSIS-101
Introduction to Computers and Data Processing
or Fundamentals of Computer Programming
3
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success) 3
 Units14
Spring Semester 1
CSIS-113A C++ Programming - Level 1 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
GEOG-108 World Regional Geography 3
CSIS-201 System Analysis and Design 3
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
CSIS-118B Computer Organization & Assembly Language 3
CSIS-123A C++ Programming - Level 2 1 3
BIOL-100
Human Biology
or Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology)
4
CSIS-160 Information Security Systems 3
COMM-103 Interpersonal Communication 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
Select one of the following CSIS level 1 Electives: 3
Web Development - Level 1  
SQL Programming - Level 1  
Select one of the following CSIS level 2 Electives: 1 3
Web Development - Level 2 (formerly CSIS-125A)  
Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms  
SQL Programming - Level 2  
CSIS-113C C# Programming - Level 1 (formerly C# Programming) 3
CSIS-123C C# Programming - Level 2 1 3
ECON-201
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Introduction to Psychology
3
 Units15
 Total Units60

Programming - Database Focus

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-105 College Algebra 4
CSIS-101
Introduction to Computers and Data Processing
or Fundamentals of Computer Programming
3
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success) 3
 Units14
Spring Semester 1
CSIS-116E Python Programming - Level 1 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
GEOG-108 World Regional Geography 3
CSIS-201 System Analysis and Design 3
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
CSIS-118B Computer Organization & Assembly Language 3
CSIS-126E Python Programming - Level 2 1 3
BIOL-100
Human Biology
or Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology)
4
CSIS-160 Information Security Systems 3
COMM-103 Interpersonal Communication 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
Select one of the following CSIS level 1 Electives: 3
Web Development - Level 1  
SQL Programming - Level 1  
Select one of the following CSIS level 2 Electives: 1 3
Web Development - Level 2 (formerly CSIS-125A)  
SQL Programming - Level 2  
CSIS-113B Java Programming - Level 1 3
CSIS-211 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms 1 3
ECON-201
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Introduction to Psychology
3
 Units15
 Total Units60

Programming -  Web Focus

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-105 College Algebra 4
CSIS-101
Introduction to Computers and Data Processing
or Fundamentals of Computer Programming
3
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success) 3
 Units14
Spring Semester 1
CSIS-118B Computer Organization & Assembly Language 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
GEOG-108 World Regional Geography 3
CSIS-201 System Analysis and Design 3
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
CSIS-113B Java Programming - Level 1 3
CSIS-123B Java Programming - Level 2 (formerly JAVA Programming - Level 2) 1 3
BIOL-100
Human Biology
or Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology)
4
CSIS-160 Information Security Systems 3
COMM-103 Interpersonal Communication 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
Select one of the following CSIS level 1 Electives: 3
Web Development - Level 1  
SQL Programming - Level 1  
Select one of the following CSIS level 2 Electives: 1 3
Web Development - Level 2 (formerly CSIS-125A)  
SQL Programming - Level 2  
CSIS-211 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms 1 3
CSIS-213 Discrete Structures 3
ECON-201
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Introduction to Psychology
3
 Units15
 Total Units60

An Associate Degree in this program requires students to follow MSJC's General Education, Option A and complete all general education areas, all major requirements, and complete an overall total of 60 degree applicable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Course Title Credits
MSJC General Education Option A24
Select one of the following CIS State Certificates:18
Internet Authoring
Networking
Programming
Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)

Internet Authoring 

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CSIS-103Introduction to the Internet3
or CSIS-111B Fundamentals of Computer Programming
CSIS-114ASQL Programming - Level 13
CSIS-115AWeb Development - Level 13
CSIS-525Web Development - Level 2 (formerly CSIS-125A)3
CSIS-786Developing ASP.NET Web Applications (formerly CSIS-086)3
Select one of the following:3
Java Programming - Level 1
C# Programming - Level 1 (formerly C# Programming)
Python Programming - Level 1
Total Units18

Networking

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CSIS-101Introduction to Computers and Data Processing3
CSIS-201System Analysis and Design3
CSIS-202CCNA 1 Computer Networks (formerly Networks and Data Communications)3
CSIS-592CCNA 3 Scaling Networks (formerly CSIS-092)3
CSIS-593CCNA 4 Connecting Networks (formerly CSIS-093)3
CSIS-791CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials (formerly CSIS-091)3
Total Units18

Programming

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CSIS-118BComputer Organization & Assembly Language3
CSIS-201System Analysis and Design3
Subtotal6
Programming Elective Courses
Select a Level 1 & Level 2 course from the same language:6
C++ Programming - Level 1
and C++ Programming - Level 2
Java Programming - Level 1
and Java Programming - Level 2 (formerly JAVA Programming - Level 2)
C# Programming - Level 1 (formerly C# Programming)
and C# Programming - Level 2
Python Programming - Level 1
and Python Programming - Level 2
Subtotal6
Additional Elective Courses
Select six units from the following:6
Fundamentals of Computer Programming
SQL Programming - Level 1
Web Development - Level 1
SQL Programming - Level 2
Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
Web Development - Level 2 (formerly CSIS-125A)
Developing ASP.NET Web Applications (formerly CSIS-086)
Subtotal6
Total Units18

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