Computer Information Systems

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Systems

This degree prepares students to obtain entry-level employment in the Computer Information Systems industry. The CIS core prepares students to current industry standards while the business core ensures that students will have the business foundation necessary to compete in the workforce. Potential students should see an Academic Advisor for more information on transferability.

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 transferring students have current industry experience, the time limit for applicable courses may be waived upon approval of the program chair.

Requirements

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

Certificate in Computer Information Systems

Computer Technology Certificate

This certificate is designated to prepare students for employment as computer technicians. Students completing this certificate will be prepared to take the CompTIA A+ certification examinations.

Requirements

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

Certificate in Computer Information Systems

Cybersecurity Certificate

Students completing this certificate will be prepared for the Network + and Security + certification exams. Students 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 IT field.

Requirements

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