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Computer Information Systems, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 3_CN_CIS

Control Number: 43975

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This certificate program provides students with a solid foundation in the field of computer information systems. Students will learn to design, develop, and maintain technology solutions to bridge the gap between technology and the needs of the organization. Topics covered include programming, information systems, cybersecurity, systems analysis, and data governance. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs or to help them advance into careers, such as Web Developer, Digital Designer, Database Administrator, and Computer and Information Systems Manager.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the methods, techniques, and tools relevant to computer systems, software development, and information technology.
  2. Describe the ethical and legal considerations related to technology and data management.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to align technology solutions with organizational goals.
  4. Select appropriate resources to continuously adapt to evolving technology and business environments.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Course Title Units
Required Courses
Complete the following:
CIS C105Introduction to Business Office Technology3
CYBR C101Introduction to Cybersecurity3
ICS C120Introduction to Programming3
CIS C157Introduction to Python Programming3
CIS C205Principles of Information Systems3
CIS C240SQL Database Development3
CIS C260Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS C285Data Governance, Privacy, and Policies3
Program Electives3
Select one of the following:
Secure Coding and Design
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Total Units27