Computer Information Systems

Center for Career & Technical Education
CCD.edu/CIS

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Computer Information Systems

This Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you to obtain entry-level employment in the computer information systems (CIS) industry. The program prepares you both to be current in industry computer information standards and also to have the business foundation necessary to compete in the workforce.

This degree transfers to Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems.

Credit Transfer Limitations

To ensure success in the program, courses transferred into the computer information systems or the information technology degree/certificate options or previously taken at CCD should have the following time limits:

  • Application courses – 5 years
  • Programming courses – 5 years
  • Networking courses – 5 years
  • Certification courses – 3 years
  • General education courses – 10 years
  • Business courses – 10 years

If you have current industry experience and plan to transfer, the time limit for applicable courses may be waived upon approval of the program chair.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
Choose One Mathematics Course 4
College Algebra: GT-MA1  
Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1  
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 1 3
Choose One Art Course 3
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 3
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1 3
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 3
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I 4
CIS 267 Management of Information Systems 3
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
Choose One Course 4
Survey of Calculus: GT-MA1  
Accounting Principles II  
MAR 216 Principles of Marketing 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
CNG 116 Microcomputer Hardware 3
CNG 124 Networking I: Network + 3
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
CNG 125 Networking II: Network + 3
CSC 119 Introduction to Programming 3
BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
 Subtotal12
 Total Credits60

Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity AAS degree program at Community College of Denver is designed to prepare students for a rewarding career in Cybersecurity. Network and security professionals are in high demand to protect every industry from the threat of cyber criminals who are actively conducting attacks on networks, applications, hardware, and software utilizing both electronic and physical means. The Community College of Denver provides a robust AAS degree to help realize students goals in becoming a Cybersecurity professional. 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 3
CRJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
Choose One Mathematics Course 4
College Algebra: GT-MA1  
Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
BIO 105 Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1 3
PSM 204 Terrorism, Intelligence, and Justice 3
CIS 267 Management of Information Systems 3
Choose One History Course 3
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
History of Modern China: GT-HI1  
History of Latin America: GT-HI1  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
CNG 131 Principles of Information Assurance 3
CNG 132 Network Security Fundamentals 3
CSC 160 Computer Science I: (Language) 4
CRJ 127 Crime Scene Investigation 3
Choose One Course 3
Indians of North America: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Ethnic Studies: GT-SS3  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
History of Jazz: GT-AH1  
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 3
PSY 102 General Psychology II: GT-SS3 3
Choose One Geology or Astronomy course 4
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Historical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy II with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Multicultural Course 3
Indians of North America: GT-SS3  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Ethnic Studies: GT-SS3  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
History of Jazz: GT-AH1  
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60

Center for Career & Technical Education
CCD.edu/CIS

Community College of Denver currently offers three certificates in computer information systems.

  

Computer Technology

This certificate prepares you for employment as a computer technician. Upon completing this certificate, you will be prepared to take the CompTIA A+ certification examinations.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 1 3
CNG 116 Microcomputer Hardware 3
CNG 120 A+ Certification Preparation 4
 Subtotal10
Second Semester
CNG 124 Networking I: Network + 3
CNG 125 Networking II: Network + 3
 Subtotal6
 Total Credits16

  

Cybersecurity

Upon completing this certificate, you will be prepared for the Network+ and Security+ certification exams. In this program, you will obtain the skills necessary to work in an entry-level position in information security and computer networking. Emphasis is placed on networking security skills and the interplay of ethics and law within the Information Technology (IT) field.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
PHI 205 Business Ethics: GT-AH3 3
PSM 204 Terrorism, Intelligence, and Justice 3
 Subtotal9
Second Semester
CNG 124 Networking I: Network + 3
CNG 125 Networking II: Network + 3
CRJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3 3
 Subtotal9
Third Semester
CNG 131 Principles of Information Assurance 3
CNG 132 Network Security Fundamentals 3
 Subtotal6
Fourth Semester
CNG 256 Vulnerability Assessment I 3
CNG 257 Network Defense and Counter Measures 3
 Subtotal6
 Total Credits30

  

Data Analytics

This certificate opens the door for you to have an opportunity to be a part of work force in the area of data analytics. Established business managers and supervisors can use this certificate to expand their knowledge base of where data comes from, how it is organized and how they can use it. There are many advantages for all students, not just CIS or business students, in completing this certificate.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 3
 Subtotal6
Second Semester
CIS 155 PC Spreadsheet Concepts: Excel 3
CIS 240 Database Design and Development 3
CSC 119 Introduction to Programming 3
 Subtotal9
Third Semester
CIS 159 Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Prep: Excel 1
CIS 267 Management of Information Systems 3
OR  
Advanced Python Programming  
 Subtotal4
 Total Credits19