Computer Information Systems, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Computer Information Systems Associate in Science degree, the student is prepared for careers in web site development or computer network maintenance, or transfer to a four-year college or university. Skills and knowledge include the ability to identify and correct computer security problems and network components, and logically solve computer-related software issues. Specific courses in each specialization further refine the knowledge base in each discipline. Students may choose from a variety of approved General Education courses to complete the degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the skills to use application software such as word processing, spreadsheet processing programs, and database management system
  2. Demonstrate the skills to plan a web site that offers basic HTML features, develop the web site and then publish it to the web.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of basic Operating System concepts and ability to utilize that knowledge to setup the Operating System of a computer system
  4. Demonstrate understanding of basic networking concepts and ability to utilize that knowledge to configure a basic networking device and solve basic network security problems

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 12 units

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

CS 012

Introduction to Management Information Systems

3

CS 056

Networking Essentials

3

CSN 040

Information Security Fundamentals

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 12 units from one of the areas below:

Area A - Web Emphasis

CS 019

Introduction to E-Commerce

3

CSW 021

JavaScript Programming

3

CSW 023

HTML for Web Publishing

3

CSW 037

Web Page Development

3

or

 

 

CSW 038

Web Animation with Flash

3

or

 

 

CSW 039

Dreamweaver

3

Area B - Networking Emphasis

CS 032

Introduction to Computer Operating Systems

3

CS 042

UNIX

3

CSN 058A

Microsoft Windows XP Professional

3

or

 

 

CSN 058B

Microsoft Windows 2003 Server

3

or

 

 

CSN 058C

Implementing Microsoft Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure

3

or

 

 

CSN 058D

Implementing Microsoft Windows 2003 Directory Services

3

CSN 060

Network Security

3

Complete an additional 12 units from Area A, Area B or the following:

CS 032

Introduction to Computer Operating Systems

3

CS 033

Systems Analysis and Design

3

CS 042

UNIX

3

CSN 058C

Implementing Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure

3

CSN 058D

Implementing Microsoft 2003 Directory Services

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 36

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60