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Certificate of Achievement
Computer Information Technology/Computer Systems

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment in computer applications with emphasis in programming language C++, Java, or Python.

Computer Information Technology/Computer Systems students will be supported by a Student Success Team in the Accounting, Business, Economics, and Computer Technology Area of Interest. Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
CIT 101 - Introduction to Computer Information TechnologyM3.0
CIT 101 - Introduction to Computer Information Technology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; CIT 100A
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an examination of information systems and their role in business. It will focus on information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware and software components. It will apply these concepts and methods through hands-on projects developing computer-based solutions to business problems.

CIT 111 - Introduction to ProgrammingM3.0
CIT 111 - Introduction to Programming (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 033 or appropriate placement; CIT 101
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for students who want to develop the problem-solving abilities required to work in the computer field. Programming concepts are discussed through a variety of techniques including hierarchy diagrams, flow-charting, data diagrams, and pseudocode. The course will also include information on integrated development environments (IDEs).

Major ElectiveM3.0
Notes:
Select one Programming option CIT 125/CIT 126 (C++ Programming Option) CIT 135/CIT 136 (Java Programming Option) CIT 127/CIT 128 (Python Programming).

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:9.0 
2nd Semester
CIT 200 - Systems Analysis and DesignM3.0
CIT 200 - Systems Analysis and Design (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: CIT 101 or CIT 114
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

The course presents a systematic methodology for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need, articulating business requirements for the technology solution, specifying alternative approaches to acquiring the technology capabilities needed to address the business requirements, and specifying the requirements for the information systems solution in particular, in-house development, development from third-party providers, or purchased commercial-off-the-shelf packages.

CIT 119 - Microsoft AccessM3.0
CIT 119 - Microsoft Access (3.0 units)

Advisory:CIT 101; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This is a thorough microcomputer database applications course, which will provide instruction in the use of the latest version of database software for business applications. Students will learn to create and modify tables, build table relationships, add and edit records, create forms for data entry, produce simple queries and reports, advanced query functions, custom forms design for data entry, custom report writing, and sharing and integrating data with Web pages. This course is intended for students desiring to complete the requirements for the Computer Information Technology Degree or professionals wanting a thorough introduction to Microsoft® Access®.

Major ElectiveM3.0
Notes:
Select one Programming option CIT 125/CIT 126 (C++ Programming Option) CIT 135/CIT 136 (Java Programming Option) CIT 127/CIT 128 (Python Programming).

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:9.0 
Total Units for Computer Information Technology/Computer Systems COA program 18.0 
Notes:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will demonstrate basic computer literacy including operating input/output devices and proficiency in the Microsoft Office applications suite.


2

Students will apply critical-thinking and problem-solving skills required by employers and four- year universities.


3

Students will analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements  required for its solution.


Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

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