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Computer Information Systems Certificates

Compton College offers a variety of certificate programs. A Certificate of Achievement is recorded on a student's transcript. A Certificate of Accomplishment is not recorded on the transcript. Each of the programs requires completion of courses in a particular field. Unlike degree programs, courses outside the field are not generally required.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 2.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with High Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.5 grade point average or above.

Program Description: The Computer Systems Applications certificate of achievement is intended for students interested in information systems, and can lead to career opportunities as software specialists, web programmers, database developers, systems analysts or network administrators. The variety of courses will enable students to learn project management, perform systems analysis and design, create business software including websites, desktop applications, mobile apps, manage business data using spreadsheets and databases, implement cybersecurity measures, handle help desk incident reports, and install and maintain small and large LANs (local area networks). Students will demonstrate their proficiency through performance in laboratory exercises and objective examinations. Program assessment is measured by program completion and periodic program review.

Program Requirements:

Required Core: 15 units

CIS 113         Computer Information Systems (3)

CIS 116         Using Microsoft Excel (3)

CIS 119         Database Management Using Microsoft Access (3)

CIS 120         Internet, Social Networking, and the Web (3)

CIS 126         Systems Analysis and Design (3)

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