Information Systems

Associate in Science Degree AA

The Information Systems Program is designed for students who are pursuing a career in the computer and information technology field. The Program offers both a certificate and an Associate Degree as well as prepares students for transferring to four-year institutions.

Careers are available in data communications and networking, computer software engineering, database administration, computer systems analysis and design.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of various types of information systems and their roles in our economy and society; exhibit proficiency in using common computer hardware, software, and the Internet; design, construct, and troubleshoot computer programs; design, construct, and implement data communications networks; demonstrate an understanding of the systems development process and plan, analyze, design, and implement information systems; discuss social, ethical, privacy, and security issues involved in the use of information systems.

Nineteen (19) units required are from the following two groups:

Required (12 units)


INFS P100 - Introduction to Information Systems

3 units

INFS P113 - Structured Programming (Visual Basic)

3 units

INFS P210 - Systems Analysis and Design

3 units

INFS P220 - Data Communications and Networking

3 units

Electives (7 units)


BSAD P101 - Introduction to Business

3 units

INFS P010 - Introduction to Word Processing (Word)

2 units

INFS P020 - Introduction to Spreadsheet (Excel)

2 units

INFS P030 - Introduction to Database (Access)

2 units

INFS P052 - Introduction to Web Design

3 units

INFS P055 - Internet Research

2 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 2015

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


February 3, 2016
Kern Community College District