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Associate in Science Degree: Computer Information Systems

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

*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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion the student will be able to:

  • Explain basic computer concepts, terms and definitions.
  • Compare and contrast the basic categories of system software and application software.
  • Analyze basic to intermediate concepts of various categories of productivity software, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software.
  • Apply the uses of various categories of productivity software, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software to create business solutions.
  • Apply object-oriented design and programming to create programs.
  • Apply the main phases of dominant software development methodologies to create and troubleshoot business applications.

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

Recommended electives: Computer and Information Sciences 114, 150, 190, 192, 210; Economics 121; Mathematics 116, 121.