Programming, Computer Information Systems Certificate
Award: Certificate in Computer Information Systems
No. of credits required: 32-34
For more information: Contact Assistant Professor David Law, 443-412-2264, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
This certificate program is recommended for students with a baccalaureate degree wishing to explore and/or make a career change to the computer field. The courses prepare students to solve business, administrative or statistical problems by utilizing computer software, language, and systems.
Upon successful completion of this program of study, students will be able to:
- Analyze the use of commercial software applications, hardware, networks, programming, and other technologies in information systems at a level of competence appropriate to joining the workforce.
- Use, maintain and modify existing information systems.
- Design and implement new information systems.
- Demonstrate the skills to work in a business environment including working in teams, project management, and professional and effective communication with a wider audience.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that careers in the computer industry are expected to increase by 11% adding over 88,500 positions by 2026. The report indicates continued growth of the computer industry.
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 Reading and Understanding College Textbooks and ENG 012 Basic Writing, or ENG 018 Integrated Reading and Writing, and MATH 020 Pre-Algebra I. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.
|BA 101||Introduction to Business (GI)||3|
|CIS 102||Introduction to Information Sciences (GI)||3|
|CIS 104||Computer Operating Systems||3|
|CIS 111||Programming I: C/C++||4|
|or CIS 205||Introduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming|
|CIS 115||Fundamentals of Programming||3|
|CIS 221||C++ Programming Language||4|
|ENG 101||English Composition (GE)||3|
|ENG 209||Technical Writing||3|
|CSI/CIS Elective 1||3-4|
|Programming Elective 2||3-4|
Any CIS/CSI course(s) may be taken to satisfy the CIS elective.
Programming electives include CIS 111 Programming I: C/C++, CIS 201 Assembly Programming Language, CIS 205 Introduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming, CIS 207 Advanced Visual Basic.NET Programming, CIS 214 Programming II: Java, CIS 215 Advanced Java Programming , CIS 217 Introduction to Web Programming, CIS 219 Server-Side Web Programming , CIS 221 C++ Programming Language, CIS 225 Introduction to Shell Programming, and CSI 131 Computer Science I and CSI 132 Computer Science II.
General Education Degree Requirements
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
Behavioral/Social Science (GB)
English Composition (GE)
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (GI)
Biological/Physical Laboratory Science (GL)
Biological/Physical Science (GS)