Associate in Applied Science in Programming and Systems Analysis

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
CIS150 or
CIS150AB
Programming Fundamentals or Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals Critical course Gateway course Recommend CIS150AB for iOS Application Development 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS126DL or
CIS126RH or
MST150++
Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I or Any Microsoft Windows course 3
Programming Language I Programming language Level I Critical course See list below. Recommend CIS165 for iOS Application Development 3
MAT150 or
MAT151 or
MAT152
College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions MA 3–5
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CIS119DO or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Society and Business SB or G, SB 3
CIS166++ Any Web Scripting course 3
HU Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area HU 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
Programming Language Programming language level II 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
CIS190 or
CNT140AB or
MST140
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks or Microsoft Networking Essentials 3–4
CIS225 or
CIS225AB or
CIS250
Business Systems Analysis and Design or Object-Oriented Analysis and Design or Management of Information Systems 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4

Restricted Electives

Students may not use courses from the Required Courses Area.

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS151 Computer Game Development -Level I 3
CIS156 Python Programming: Level I 3
CIS159 Visual Basic Programming I 3
CIS162++ Any C Programming: Level I course 3
CIS263AA Java Programming: Level II 3
CIS165++ Any Mobile Application Development course 3
CIS251 Computer Game Development - Level II 3
CIS259 Visual Basic Programming II 3
CIS262++ Any C Programming: Level II Course 3
CIS263AA Java Programming: Level II 3
CIS265 Advanced iOS Application Development 3
GBS211 Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues of the Internet Studies 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS150 or
CIS150AB
Programming Fundamentals or Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals Critical course Gateway course Recommend CIS150AB for iOS Application Development 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
MAT150 or
MAT151 or
MAT152
College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions MA 3–5

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Programming Language I Programming language Level I Critical course See list below. Recommend CIS165 for iOS Application Development 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS126DL or
CIS126RH or
MST150++
Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I or Any Microsoft Windows course 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
CIS119DO or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3
Programming Language Programming language level II 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS166++ Any Web Scripting course 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Society and Business SB or G, SB 3
CIS225 or
CIS225AB or
CIS250
Business Systems Analysis and Design or Object-Oriented Analysis and Design or Management of Information Systems 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS190 or
CNT140AB or
MST140
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks or Microsoft Networking Essentials 3–4
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area HU 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3

Restricted Electives

Students may not use courses from the Required Courses Area.

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS151 Computer Game Development -Level I 3
CIS156 Python Programming: Level I 3
CIS159 Visual Basic Programming I 3
CIS162++ Any C Programming: Level I course 3
CIS263AA Java Programming: Level II 3
CIS165++ Any Mobile Application Development course 3
CIS251 Computer Game Development - Level II 3
CIS259 Visual Basic Programming II 3
CIS262++ Any C Programming: Level II Course 3
CIS263AA Java Programming: Level II 3
CIS265 Advanced iOS Application Development 3
GBS211 Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues of the Internet Studies 3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.