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Computer Information Systems

Computer Programmer Certificate
39 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0124

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours

CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems


CIS 131 Web Page Development


CIS 201 Information Systems for Business 


CIS 204 Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design


CAB 140 Database Applications Using Access


CNS 105 Networking Fundamentals or any higher-numbered CNS course


CSC 155 C++ Computer Science I or CSC 156 Java Computer Science I


Programming Language Elective


General Programmer or Mobile Programmer Track
Select one course from the following: CIS 208, CIS 209, CIS 210, CIS 211, CIS 213, CIS 222, CIS 227, CIS 231, CIS 257, CIS 258, CIS 267, CIS 268, CSC 240, CSC 241, CSC 255 or a course approved by the CIS program coordinator
Web Developer Track
Select one course from the following: CIS 214, CIS 232 or a course approved by the CIS program coordinator

Nonprogramming elective component


Choose one of the following: CIS 143, CIS 203, CIS 205, CIS 241, CIS 251

Select one of the following tracks


General Programmer Track

Two CIS courses in the same programming language


One 200-level programming course (select one course from the programming electives)



Mobile Programmer Track

Programming course (CIS 180, CIS 211, or CIS 227 or a course approved by the program coordinator)


CIS 257 Apps Programming for Apple Mobile Devices and CIS 267 Advanced Apps Programming for Apple Mobile Devices
CIS 258 Apps Programming for Android Mobile Devices and CIS 268 Advanced Apps Programming for Android Mobile Devices



Web Developer Track

CIS 171 Advanced Web Page Development


CIS 188 Active Server Pages


CIS 248 Web Database Management


Total Programming Track Requirements:


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:



Note: Prior to pursuing this certificate, it is strongly recommended that students have taken CIS 116 or CIS 118 or possess equivalent knowledge. Credits earned in these courses are not applicable to this degree. Consult the department chair or coordinator for further information.

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