Associate in Arts - Computer Information Systems

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  • Objectives
    Computer Information Systems managers oversee a variety

    of administrative, clerical, and accounting functions necessary

    to efficiently run and maintain computerized business

    systems. Office workers use a variety of software to produce

    correspondence, maintain databases, manage projects, organize

    meetings, manage financial records, and create presentations.

    Students focusing on Web applications attain the skills to professionally

    design, develop, and manage websites.

    This major may also lead to many other careers. For additional

    possibilities, visit the Career Services Center on campus

    to utilize computerized career information systems and other

    valuable career resources.
  • Course description
    Transfer requirements for CIS can be found on the
    Business major sheet available in the Transfer/Counseling
    Center or online at

    Students must complete major requirements in effect at
    the time enrollment begins or major requirements in effect at
    graduation as long as continuous enrollment is maintained.
    (See page 48 for definition of continuous enrollment).
    At least 50% of the required major units must be completed
    at Santa Monica College.
    All coursework for the major must be completed with a
    grade of C (2.0) or higher.
    PLEASE NOTE: Certificates of Achievement may be
    expanded into Associate in Arts degrees by completing a total
    of 60 units that include the general education requirements and
    recommended courses from the certificate areas.

    Computer Business Applications (27 units)
    The Computer Business Applications certificate is a
    sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety
    of positions in today’s automated office. Using the Microsoft
    Office Suite students learn to create, edit, format and publish
    documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases.
    Students also develop skills necessary to handle basic accounting
    and bookkeeping procedures for small businesses.
    Each course must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or
    Required courses:
    ACCTG 1, Accounting 1 (5) or ACCTG 21, Business
    Bookkeeping (3)
    BUS 1, Introduction to Business (3)
    CIS 1, Computer Concepts with Applications (3)
    CIS 4, Introduction to Computers with Business
    Applications (3)
    CIS 32, Microsoft Access (3)
    CIS 35, QuickBooks (3)
    Select 6 units from the following courses:
    CIS 9A, Technology Project Management I (3)
    CIS 34, Advanced Excel with Visual Basic for Applications
    CIS 37A, Microsoft Word I (3)
    CIS 39, Microsoft Outlook–Comprehensive Course (3)
    CIS 50, Internet, HTML, and Web Design (3)
    OFTECH 1, Keyboarding 1 (3) or OFTECH 10, Skill
    Building on the Keyboard (3)
    OFTECH 5, English Skills for the Office (3)

    Website Software Specialist (34 units)
    A Website Software Specialist designs, develops, and
    manages websites with the skills needed to be successful in
    today’s job market. A Website Software Specialist needs to
    be knowledgeable in variety of Internet technologies (HTML,
    CSS, JavaScript, and server-side scripting such as ASP or Perl),
    as well as Web authoring applications such as Dreamweaver,
    FrontPage, Fireworks, Flash, and Photoshop. They are primarily
    responsible for developing user friendly and interactive Web
    pages, integrating and optimizing different multimedia components,
    and implementing hosting, publishing, and development
    workflow strategies.
    All coursework for the major must be completed with a
    grade of C (2.0) or higher.
    Required Courses: (34 units)
    CIS 1, Computer Concepts with Applications (3)
    CIS 50, Internet, HTML, and Web Design (3)
    CIS 51, Web Page Design Using XHTML and CSS (3)
    CIS 53, Microsoft Expression Web (3) (prerequisite:
    Graphic Design 66)
    CIS 54, Web Page Development and Scripting (3)
    CIS 55, Advanced Web Page Development & Scripting (3)
    CIS 56, Multimedia for the Web (3)
    CIS 57, Web Site Management (3)
    CIS 59A, Dreamweaver I (3)
    CIS 60A, Photoshop I (3)
    CIS 62A, Flash I (3)
    CIS 88A, Independent Study (1)
    Additional Recommended Courses:
    CIS 58, Designing Accessible Websites (3)
    CIS 59B, Dreamweaver II (3)
    CIS 60B, Photoshop II (3)
    CIS 61, Fireworks (3)
    CIS 62B, Flash II (3)
    CIS 66, Flex (3)

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