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Computer Information Systems, Associate in Science Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_CIST
Control Number: 03968

This program will meet major requirements for the Associate in Science degree but has not been articulated with any particular four-year institution. Students should not expect that they will necessarily meet the lower-division requirements at specific colleges or universities. Students should consult a counselor for specific transfer information.

This option provides the student with the lower-division transfer courses for some of the business oriented majors. Students are advised to check course transferability with an Orange Coast College counselor prior to enrolling in CIS courses.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will be prepared for employment in entry-level positions in the computer and information systems industries.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
ACCT A101Financial Accounting4
ACCT A102Managerial Accounting4
BUS A110Business Law3
CIS A111Introduction to Computer Information Systems3
ECON A170Microeconomics3
ECON A175Macroeconomics3
MATH A140Business Calculus4
or MATH A180 Calculus 1
Select one of the following:4
Python Programming I
Introduction to C#.NET Programming
Introduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming
C++ Programming Language 1
Java Programming 1
Total Units28
Requirement Units
Minimum Program Major Units 28
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60