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Computer Information Systems

Certificates

Certificate of Achievement Computer Applications Software (Microcomputers)

Program Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of the Computer Applications Software (Microcomputers) Certificate of Achievement, it is anticipated that students will be able to analyze a business problem and develop a solution using appropriate application software.
  • Upon successful completion of the Computer Applications Software (Microcomputers) Certificate of Achievement, it is anticipated that students will be able to create appropriate business documents including reports, letters, emails, project plans, messages, and websites, and apply standard business English including grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.

Courses

  • CIS 50 (Intro to Computing Info Tech)
  • CIS 65 (Introduction to Desktop Operating Systems) or
    • CIS 84 (Windows)
  • CIS 55 (Integrating Office Applications)
  • CIS 75 (Office Technology/Communications)
  • CIS 43 (Professional Communications)
  • CIS 88A (Introduction to Microsoft Word)
  • CIS 88B (Advanced Microsoft Word)
  • CIS 89A (Desktop Presentation)
  • CIS 89B (Desktop Publishing)
  • CIS 54 (Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets)
  • CIS 57 (Access: Intro to Databases)
  • Programming and Web Design Options*
  • Electives**

Total Units: 35.5-36.5

*Programming and Web Design Options

Select from the following for a minimum of 6 units:

  • CIS 80 (Introduction to Programming: Visual Basic)
  • CIS 68 (Using Visual Basic for Microsoft Office Applications)
  • CIS 59A (Web Development: HTML/XHTML)
  • CIS 59B (Web Page Development: DHTML/HXTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • CIS 69 (Web Development: Web Design Technologies and Tools)
  • CIS 46 (Game Programming: 2D and 3D)
  • CIS 59C ((Web Programming- JavaScript/AJAX)
  • CIS 85A (Web Development: Dreamweaver I)
  • CIS 85B (Web Development: Dreamweaver II)
  • **Electives

Select from the following courses for a minimum of 4 units:

  • CIS 55B (Advanced MS Office Skills)
  • CIS 66 (Networking Fundamentals)
  • CNT 51 (COMPTIA A+ Certification Computer Technician)

Career Certificate Project Management§

Program Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of the Project Management Career Certificate, it is anticipated that students will be able to analyze a business situation and prepare a response using appropriate business documents including reports letters, emails, and project plans that are clear, compelling, analytical, grammatically correct, and concise.
  • Upon successful completion of the Project Management Career Certificate, it is anticipated that students will be able to develop survey questions to determine client requirements, develop project plans that ensure client satisfaction, and demonstrate clear, concise, and analytical writing.

Courses

  • CIS 50 (Intro to Computing Info Tech)
  • CIS 60 (Systems Analysis and Design)
  • CIS 62 (Project Management)
  • CIS 70 (Project Management Tools)
  • Electives*

Total Units: 15

*Electives

Select from the following courses for a minimum of 4 units:

  • CIS 43 (Professional Communications)
  • CIS 54 (Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets)
  • CIS 57 (Access: Introduction to Databases)
  • BUSN 56 (Introduction to Management)
  • BUSN 52 (Business Communications)

§ This certificate is not transcripted. This group of courses provides industry-based professional development. Individual courses will appear on transcript. See a counselor for further information.

Career Certificate Web Development§

Program Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of the Web Development Career Certificate, it is anticipated that students will be able to create basic web pages that contain text (utilizing different fonts and colors), hyperlinks to other web sites, graphic images and sound.
  • Upon successful completion of the Web Development Career Certificate, it is anticipated that students will be able to create web pages that incorporate JavaScript controls.

Courses

  • CIS 59A (Web Development: HTML/XHTML)
  • CIS 59B (Web Development: DHTML/XHTLM, CSS, JavaScript)
  • CIS 59C (Web Development: JavaScript)
  • CIS 85A (Web Development: Dreamweaver I)
  • CIS 85B (Web Development: Dreamweaver II)
  • Electives*

Total Units: 16

*Electives

Select from the following courses for a minimum of 4 units:

  • VCOM 53 (Photoshop I for Design)

§ This certificate is not transcripted. This group of courses provides industry-based professional development. Individual courses will appear on transcript. See a counselor for further information.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Las Positas Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.