Computer Information Systems

Center for Career & Technical Education
CCD.edu/CIS

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
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 1 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 123 Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1 4
 Subtotal13
Second Semester
BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business 3
CNG 116 Microcomputer Hardware 3
CNG 120 A+ Certification Preparation 4
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
CIS 267 Management of Information Systems 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
CNG 124 Networking I: Network + 3
CNG 125 Networking II: Network + 3
MAR 216 Principles of Marketing 3
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I 4
CSC 119 Introduction to Programming 3
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1 3
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 3
POS 105 Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1 3
 Subtotal16
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block Course

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
1

 Building Block Course

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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
 Subtotal6
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 Credits27

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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