Computer Programming, AS

Business Division
Degree S7302

The A.S. Degree in Computer Programming is designed to prepare students for a career in computer programming. The degree offers a balanced set of classes that provides students with client, server and database programming skills required by the industry. Emphasis is placed on object-oriented programming applications, configuring servers, creating and navigating databases, and reusable software components. Students will demonstrate the ability to design and implement business environment applications that will contain the front end user interface and back end database. Student in this program select one of the following three programming language concentrations: C++, Visual Basic.NET or Java. Career opportunities available after the completion of this degree include programming for systems, mobile devices, device drivers and software engineering. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Core Courses
CISB 11Computer Information Systems3.5
CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
CISM 11Systems Analysis and Design3.5
Choose one from the following:3-3.5
Windows Operating System
Linux Operating System
and Linux Operating System Laboratory
CISP 10Principles of Object-Oriented Design2.5
BUSM 20Principles of Business3-5
or BUSA 7 Principles of Accounting - Financial
Choose one from the following combinations:3.5
Database Management - Microsoft Access
and Database Management - Microsoft Access Laboratory
Database Management - Microsoft SQL Server
and Database Management - Microsoft SQL Server Laboratory
Database Management - Oracle
and Database Management - Oracle Laboratory
Required Electives
Choose one of the following concentrations:7
C++
Programming in C++
Programming in C++ Laboratory
Advanced C++ Programming
Advanced C++ Programming Laboratory
Visual Basic
Programming in Visual Basic
Programming in Visual Basic Laboratory
Advanced Visual Basic .NET
Advanced Visual Basic.NET Laboratory
Java
Programming in Java
Programming in Java Laboratory
Advanced Java Programming
Advanced Java Laboratory
Total Units29.5-32

CIS Program Website 

Guided Pathway of Study

The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the AS Degree in Computer Programming as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. This Guided Pathway of Study assumes the student is able to take 12-15 units per semester.

If the number of units you are able to take are fewer than 12-15 per semester, or you are eligible for English other than English 1A,  and Math other than Math 71, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this degree. 

Concentration in Java:

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
CISB 11 Computer Information Systems 3.5
CISP 10 Principles of Object-Oriented Design 2.5
CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications 3.5
MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 5
 Units14.5
Semester 2
CISP 21 Programming in Java 3
CISP 21L Programming in Java Laboratory 0.5
CISD 11 Database Management - Microsoft Access 3
CISD 11L Database Management - Microsoft Access Laboratory 0.5
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
 Units11
Intersession 2
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
 Units4
Second Year
Semester 1
CISP 24 Advanced Java Programming 3
CISP 24L Advanced Java Laboratory 0.5
CISM 11 Systems Analysis and Design 3.5
Recommended AREA C1 Arts General Education Course here 1 3
Recommended AREA B1 Physical Science General Education course here 1 3
 Units13
Semester 2
CISN 21 Windows Operating System 3
Recommended AREA C2 Humanities General Education course here 1 3
Recommended AREA D1 Anthropology & Archeology General Education course here 1 3
Recommended KIN (Activity) course here 2 1
 Units10
Third Year
Semester 1
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3
BUSA 58 Federal Income Tax Law 3
Recommended AREA D2 Economics General Education course here 1 3
Recommended AREA E Lifelong Learning General Education course here 1 3
 Units12
 Total Units64.5
1

This degree requires the completion of sixty (60) degree appropriate units. At least 24 units are required from General Education Areas A through E with a grade of "C" or better. See GE Area course requirements.  

2

 Physical Well-Being Requirement: Complete at least one of the physical education activity courses with the following prefixes: DNCE, KINA, KINF, KINI, KINL, KINS, KINX with a grade of “C” or better or “CR”. 


   

Concentration in Visual Basic:

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
CISB 11 Computer Information Systems 3.5
CISP 10 Principles of Object-Oriented Design 2.5
CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications 3.5
MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 5
 Units14.5
Semester 2
CISP 21 Programming in Java 3
CISP 21L Programming in Java Laboratory 0.5
CISD 11 Database Management - Microsoft Access 3
CISD 11L Database Management - Microsoft Access Laboratory 0.5
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
 Units15
Second Year
Semester 1
CISP 24 Advanced Java Programming 3
CISP 24L Advanced Java Laboratory 0.5
CISM 11 Systems Analysis and Design 3.5
Recommended AREA C1 Arts General Education course here 1 3
Recommended AREA B1 Physical Science General Education course here 1 3
 Units13
Semester 2
CISN 21 Windows Operating System 3
Recommended AREA C2 Humanities General Education course here 1 3
Recommended AREA D1 Anthropology & Archeology General Education course here 1 3
Recommended KIN (Activity) course here 2 1
 Units10
Third Year
Semester 1
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3
BUSA 58 Federal Income Tax Law 3
Recommended AREA D2 Economics General Education course here 1 3
Recommended AREA E Lifelong Learning General Education course here 1 3
 Units12
 Total Units64.5
1

This degree requires the completion of sixty (60) degree appropriate units. At least 24 units are required from General Education Areas A through E with a grade of "C" or better. See GE Area course requirements.  

2

 Physical Well-Being Requirement: Complete at least one of the physical education activity courses with the following prefixes: DNCE, KINA, KINF, KINI, KINL, KINS, KINX with a grade of “C” or better or “CR”. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

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