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Category: Computer Science Information Technology (CSIT)

Computer Science with Emphasis in Video Gaming

Video Gaming

Computer Science is the study and design of computer systems: both hardware and software. Computer scientists are primarily concerned with the design of algorithms, languages, hardware architectures, systems software, applications soft­ware and tools. Emphasis in the Computer Science program is placed on the abil­ity to solve problems and think independently. The program offers a foundation in data structures, computer architecture, software design, algorithms, program­ming languages, and object-oriented programming. This program also introduces students to the video game industry, video game design and programming. See a Counselor for additional university transfer requirements in this major.

Degree or Certificate Requirements

To earn an A.S. degree in Computer Science with Emphasis in Video Ga, see the course catalog for general education requirements.
CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
CSCI 112 Programming Fundamentals I4Fall, SpringNone
CSCI 114 Programming Fundamentals II4Fall, SpringCSCI 112
CSCI 210 Data Structures4Fall, SpringCSCI 114
CSCI 212 Machine Organization and Assembly Language4Fall, SpringCSCI 114
CSCI 222 C++ and Object-Oriented Programming4Fall, Spring, SummerCSCI 114
CSCI 160 Overview of the Video Game Industry4SpringNone
CSCI 161 Video Game Design4FallNone
CSCI 260 Video Game Programming I3SpringCSCI 222

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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

This program prepares students for a career in cybersecurity as a Cybersecurity Analyst. The program emphasizes competency in computer, network and application security for ensuring the security, confidentiality, integrity and availability of enterprise computing and information systems infrastructure. Students will develop skills in risk and vulnerability management as well as learn competencies in cyber defense and penetration testing strategies.

Degree Requirements

To earn an A.S. degree in Cybersecurity, see the course catalog for general education requirements.
CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
CSNT 110 Hardware and O.S. Fundamentals4Fall, Spring, SummerNone
CSNT 111 Networking Fundamentals3Fall, Spring, SummerNone
CSIT 125 Computer Information SystemsFall, SpringNone
CSCI 130 Linux Fundamentals3Fall, SpringNone
CSIT 175 Python Programming3Fall, SpringNone
CSNT 181 Hacker Prevention /Security3Fall, SpringNone
CSNT 250 Cyber Defense and Analysis3FallCSNT 181
CSNT 255 Ethical Hacking Principles3SpringCSNT 181
CSNT 280 Computer Forensics Fundamentals3Fall, SpringNone

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Web Design and Development

Web Design and Development

Web Design and Development is a series of courses that bind both Website Design and Website Programming to produce quality information for an organization.  Web professionals that do both design and programming are generally employed in small-to-midsize businesses that need their employees to have a wide range of skills to implement a businesses Web presence.

Key areas of focus in this degree are: Web Page Design and Layout; Web Graphics; Design of Applications for Mobile Devices; Web Accessibility; HTML; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); JavaScript/jQuery; Ajax, Social Media and server-side development languages, such as PHP or ASP.

Degree or Certificate Requirements

To earn an A.S. degree in Web Design and Development, see the course catalog for general education requirements.
CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
BUS 152 Social Media for Business3FallNone
CSWB 110 Web Site Development with HTML5/CSS33Fall, Spring, SummerNone
CSWB 120 JavaScript and jQuery3Fall, SummerCSWB 110
CSWB 135 Advanced JavaScript and Mobile Apps3SpringCSWB 120
CSWB 150 PHP with MySQL3SpringNone
GCMW 102 Web Page Layout I3Fall, SpringNone
GCMW 202 Web Page Layout II3SpringGCMW 102
GCMW 232 Web Accessibility Design1Contact DepartmentNone
GCMW 154 Preparing Web Graphics1Contact DepartmentNone
BUS 155 Marketing3Fall, SpringNone
GCMW 115 Web Page Layout/Word Press2Fall, Spring, SummerNone

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Web Development

Coding and Programming

The Web Development Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry level positions as Web Developers.

Certificate Requirements

CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
CSWB 120 JavaScript and jQuery3Fall, SummerNone
CSWB 150 PHP with MySQL3Fall, SpringNone

Group 1 (Choose 1)

CSWB 110 Web Site Development with HTML5/CSS33Fall, Spring, SummerNone
CSIT 150 Introduction to SQL3Fall, Spring, SummerNone

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CIS: Data Analytics

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Computer Information Systems (CIS): Data Analytics is a series of courses that bind both technology and business to produce quality information for an organization. CIS:Data Analytics emphasizes the technology skills to implement analytic solutions to enable educated decisions derived from data analysis of large data sets. Typical employment opportunities include data analyst, computer support specialist, user support specialist, database administrators, software testers and application development.

Key areas of focus in this degree are: Computer Information Systems; BI and Data Analytics, Computer Programming; System Development; Database Management; Social Media.

Students planning to focus on technology and computing in Information Systems are recommended to earn an A.S. in CIS: Data Analytics. This degree is ideal for students eager to break into the field of computing by earning a career technical certificate or degree while completing transferable coursework.

Certificate or Degree Requirements

To earn an A.S. degree in CIS: Data Analytics, see the course catalog for general education requirements.
CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req

Program Requirements

CSIT 125 Computer Information Systems3Fall, Spring, SummerNone
CSIT 150 Introduction to SQL3Fall, Spring, SummerNone
CSIT 225 Introduction to Data Analytics3SpringNone
CSIT 226 Data Visualization3SpringNone
CSIT 230 Data Modeling3FallNone
MATH 120 Elementary Statistics4Fall, Spring, SummerMATH 56 or 60/transfer acceptability: CSU; UC

Group 1 (Choose 1)

CSIT 145 Introduction to Programming Using Java*3SummerNone
CSIT 180 C# Programming I3Fall, SpringNone
CSIT 175 Python Programming3Fall, SpringNone
CSCI 112 Programming Fundamentals I4Fall, Spring, SummerNone

Group 2 (Choose 1)

CSWB 110 Web Site Development with HTML5/CSS33Fall, Spring, SummerNone
JOUR 200 Mastering Social Media3Summer IntersessionNone
BUS 152 Social Media for Business3FallNone
CSIT 165 R Programming3SpringNone
*Not offered online.

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Management Information Systems

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Management Information Systems (MIS) is a series of courses that bind both business and technology to produce quality information for an organization.  MIS professionals focus on the business side of Information Systems (IS).   An MIS professional utilizes computer information systems to facilitate the decision-making of managers.
Key areas of focus in this degree are: Business Communications; Accounting; Economics; Business Law; Statistics; Mathematics; Computer Information Systems; Computer Programming; Systems Analysis and Design; Database Management Systems; Data Communications, and Security.

Degree or Certificate Requirements

To earn an A.S. degree in Management Information Systems, see the course catalog for general education requirements.
CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
CSIT 105 Computer Concepts and Applications3Fall, Spring, SummerNone
CSIT 125 Computer Information Systems3Fall, Spring, SummerCSIT 105
BUS 117 Legal Environment of Business3Fall, SpringNone
BUS 204 Quantitative Business Analysis or4Fall, SpringMATH 56 or 60**
MATH 120 Elementary Statistics or4Fall, Spring, SummerMATH 56 or 60 or MATH 54**
PSYC 205/SOC 205 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4MATH 56 or 60**
BUS 205 Business Communication3Fall, SpringENG 100
MATH 130* Calculus for Business and the Social Sciences4Fall, Spring, SummerMATH 110 or MATH 126**
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting4Fall, Spring, SummerNone
ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting4Fall, Spring, SummerACCT 101
ECON 101 Principles of Economics (Macro)3Fall, Spring, SummerMATH 56 or 60**
ECON 102 Principles of Economics (Micro)3Fall, Spring, SummerMATH 56 or 60**

Group 1 (Select 1 course)

CSCI 112 Programming Fundamentals I4Fall, Spring, SummerNone
CSIT 145* Introduction to Programming Using Java3None
CSIT 160* Oracle Database Management Systems3None
CSIT 180 C# Programming I3Fall, SpringNone
CSNT 111 Networking Fundamentals3Fall, SpringNone
CSWB 110 Web Site Development with HTML5/CSS33Fall, Spring, SummerNone
*Not offered online at this time.

**or eligibility determined through the math placement process

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Computer Science

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Computer Science is the study and design of computer systems: both hardware and software. Computer scientists are primarily concerned with the design of algorithms, languages, hardware architectures, systems software, applications soft­ware and tools. Emphasis in the Computer Science program is placed on the abil­ity to solve problems and think independently. The program offers a foundation in data structures, computer architecture, software design, algorithms, programming languages, and object-oriented programming. See a Counselor for additional uni­versity transfer requirements in this major.

Degree Requirements

To earn an A.S. degree in Computer Science, see the course catalog for general education requirements.
CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req     
CSCI 112 Programming Fundamentals I 4Fall, SpringNone
CSCI 114 Programming Fundamentals I4Fall, SpringCSCI 112
CSCI 210 Data Structures4Fall, SpringCSCI 114
CSCI 212 Machine Organization and Assembly Language4Fall, SpringCSCI 114
CSCI 222 C++ and Object-Oriented Programming4Fall, Spring, SummerCSCI 114

Electives* (Choose 2)

CSCI 230 Java GUI Programming3SpringCSCI 114
CSCI 235 Android Development3FallCSCI 114
*Only these electives are currently available online (see Catalog for additional options.)

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