Porterville College

Computer Information Systems

Associate in Science Degree   AS

The Computer Information Systems Associate of Science will prepare students in a wide range of information systems skills such as web design, systems analysis and design, programming, data communication and networking, communication technologies, and internet protocols. These skills will prepare a student to enter into or advance within career patterns of the computer information systems industry. The goal for the Computer Information Systems Associate in Science is to provide an opportunity for students to complete a short-term, intensive, hands-on program preparing them for employment in the computer information systems field.

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use technology effectively to communicate and analyze information related to computer information systems; demonstrate a broad knowledge of computer information systems terminology and practices, including those related to networking and data communications technology; effectively use word processing spreadsheet, presentation graphics and database management software in a professional office environment; design and implement a relational database; develop solutions to common programming problems using the structured sequential logic of computer programming languages.

Required Core (20 units)

INFS P100 Introduction to Information Systems


3 units

INFS P210 Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design

3 units

INFS P113 Introduction to Programming Concepts Methodologies

3 units

INFS P220 Data Communications and Networking

3 units

INFS P180 Management Database Technology

3 units

INFS P052 Introduction to Web Design

3 units

INFS P110 Information and Communication Technology Essentials

4 units

INFS P170 Internet Protocols and Principles

3 units

BSAD P132 Business Communications

3 units

General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:

1. PC General Education Pattern
2. IGETC Pattern
3. CSU General Education Pattern

Electives as needed to complete the 60 minimum units to complete the degree.

Effective Summer 2017

JSC Job Skills Certificate
CA Certificate of Achievement
AA Associate in Arts Degree
AS Associate in Science Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
Kern Community College District