Certificate of Completion in Programming and Systems Analysis Level II

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.

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 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 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
CIS156 or
CIS159 or
CIS162++ or
CIS163AA or
CIS165++
Python Programming: Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or Any C Programming: Level I course or Java Programming: Level I or Any Mobile Application Development course Select a programming language that best aligns with academic and professional goals (1 course for a total of 3 credits) or CS 3
CIS119DO or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3
CIS166++ Any Web Scripting course 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
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
CIS256 or
CIS259 or
CIS262++ or
CIS263AA or
CIS265
Python Programming: Level II or Visual Basic Programming II or Any C Programming: Level II course or Java Programming: Level II or Advanced iOS Application Development Select a programming language that best aligns with academic and professional goals (1 course for a total of 3 credits) 3
CIS225 or
CIS225AB or
CIS250
Business Systems Analysis and Design or Object-Oriented Analysis and Design or Management of Information Systems 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Restricted Electives

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
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
CIS163AA Java Programming: Level I CS 3
CIS165++ Any Mobile Application Development course 3
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS251 Computer Game Development - Level II 3
CIS256 Python Programming: 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

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 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS156 or
CIS159 or
CIS162++ or
CIS163AA or
CIS165++
Python Programming: Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or Any C Programming: Level I course or Java Programming: Level I or Any Mobile Application Development course Select a programming language that best aligns with academic and professional goals (1 course for a total of 3 credits) or CS 3
CIS119DO or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
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
CIS166++ Any Web Scripting course 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS256 or
CIS259 or
CIS262++ or
CIS263AA or
CIS265
Python Programming: Level II or Visual Basic Programming II or Any C Programming: Level II course or Java Programming: Level II or Advanced iOS Application Development Select a programming language that best aligns with academic and professional goals (1 course for a total of 3 credits) 3
CIS225 or
CIS225AB or
CIS250
Business Systems Analysis and Design or Object-Oriented Analysis and Design or Management of Information Systems 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
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

Restricted Electives

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
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
CIS163AA Java Programming: Level I CS 3
CIS165++ Any Mobile Application Development course 3
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS251 Computer Game Development - Level II 3
CIS256 Python Programming: 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.