Computer Information Systems and Engineering Degrees

Computer Science Certificate of Achievement

Upon completion of the Certificate in Computer Information Systems: Computer Science, students will demonstrate ability to design, implement, test and debug simple Java or C++ programs in an object-oriented programming language.

The certificate is designed for those students who have a desire to pursue a career in computer science and programming.

After completing the CIST: Computer Science certificate, a student will be able to:

  • Design, implement, test and debug simple programs in an object oriented programming language.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
CIST 4A Computer Programming I (C++ Language) 4 units
CIST 4B Computer Programming II (C++ Language) 4 units
CIST 4A1 Computer Programming I (Java) 4 units
CIST 4B1 Computer Programming II (Java) 4 units
CIST 37 C Programming 3 units
CIST 39 Microcomputer Assembler Programming 3 units
MATH 19 Discrete Mathematics 4 units

Total Units: 18 units

Associate of Science Degree in Engineering

After completing an A.S. degree in Engineering, a student will be able to:

  • Identify and to solve environmental problems.
  • Apply fundamental science and engineering in an integrative fashion, to effectively work and solve problems at the interface of mathematics, science, engineering and technology
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Apply diverse techniques, methods, and tools towards the solution of engineering problems.
  • Apply the engineering process and design driven research.
  • Conduct reliable independent work as well as teamwork experience.
  • Identify and apply ethical principles and standards.

Required Core Courses

Course Name Course Title Units
CHEM 1A General Chemistry 5 units
ENGR 10 Intro to Engineering 4 units
ENGR 20 Engineering Graphics 3 units
ENGR 21 Intro to Computing for Scientists and Engineers 3 units
ENGR 23 Intro to Computing for Scientists and Engineers 3 units
ENGR 24 Intro to Circuit Analysis 3 units
MATH 3A Analytical Geometry and Calculus 5 units
MATH 3B Analytical Geometry and Calculus 5 units
MATH 4A Intermediate Calculus 4 units
MATH 4B Differential Equations 4 units
PHYS 4A Engineering Physics – Mechanics 5 units
PHYS 4B Engineering Physics – Electricity and Magnetism 5 units
PHYS 4C Engineering Physics – Light, Heat and Waves 5 units

Total Major Units: 54 units

To be awarded an A.S. degree, a student must complete:

  1. All the major requirements.
  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.

NOTE:Only CHEM 1A is required for the A.S. degree. Transfer students may need to take additional chemistry courses to complete the requirements for a B.S. degree. Please consult with a counselor to determine campus-specific requirements.

Additional math may be required.

Recommended Electives: Choose those general education requirements outside the major which may apply toward the bachelor’s degree requirements at the four-year institution where you transfer.

Last Updated 1/17/20