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FALL 2014

 For Fall 2014, the CIS Department is offering the following certification-oriented classes:

CIS 201 - UNIX/Linux System Administration (Linux+)

CIS 213 - MS Exchange Server Administration (Microsoft MSCE exam 70-341)

CIS 218 - MS Windows Desktop System Administration (Microsoft MCSA exams 70-680 and 70-685)

CIS 226 - Citrix XenDesktop Administration (Citrix Certified Associate XenDesktop)

CIS 252 - MySQL Design and Programming (Oracle Certified Professional MySQL Developer)

The Microsoft and Citrix classes are offered under industry partnerships that include benefits such as free software downloads, access to official course materials, and discounts on certification exams.

In addition, the Department offers a number of online programs of study.  These programs include our two degree programs, the Help Desk - Level 1 Skills competency Award, the Access SQL Professional Skills Competency Award, the Technical Writing Competency Award, and the Information Technology Management Skills Competency Award.  

 See "Computer Science" and "Computer Network Engineering & Electronics" for additional computer courses.

CIS Program Description

Computer Information Systems (CIS) provides students with a broad background in the application of computers to the emerging needs of business and industry. CIS courses prepare students for entry-level positions in computer programming, systems analysis, computer operations and network management, information systems management, and sales and technical information positions.
Santa Barbara City College’s CIS Department offers comprehensive training in these program areas:

  1. An occupational A.S. Degree, with a strong emphasis in both computer systems and business studies.

  2. An occupational A.S. Degree, with a strong emphasis in system administration.

  3. A transfer curriculum in preparation for a 4-year program in Management Information Systems (MIS) or CIS.

  4. A Certificate program which provides marketable skills in PC hardware and software support, network management and systems administration.

  5. A Certificate program which provides marketable skills in database programming and applications development.

  6. A series of Skills Competency Awards in Help Desk and Desktop Support.

  7. A Skills Competency Award in Web Server Administration.

  8. A Skills Competency Award in Technical Writing.

  9. A Skills Competency Award in Microsoft Office Development.

  10. A Skills Competency Award in Microsoft Windows System Administration and Security.

  11. A Skills Competency Award in Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration.

  12. A Skills Competency Award in Information Technology Management.

  13. A Skills Competency Award in Virtualization System Administration.

  14. A Skills Competency Award in Mobile Device Administration.

  15. A Skills Competency Award in Access SQL Professional

The CIS Department also provides introductory and microcomputer courses (electives) for students in programs campus-wide.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

A.S. Degree:Computer Information Systems

  1. Describe the role of and explain the value of operating systems, databases, programming and project management in IT.
  2. Participate on an IT project team as a programmer, database designer, or system administrator.

A.S. Degree: Computer Information Systems -Emphasis in System Administration

  1. Describe the role of and explains the value of operating systems, network technologies, and system administration In IT.
  2. Participate on an IT team at multiple levels, from help desk specialist, to system administrator, to project leader on a system Implementation.
  3. Select and implement appropriate operating system and network technologies for an organization or business enterprise.

Database Programming and Applications Development  Certificate

  1. Create programs that reflect the use of modular design and incorporate event-driven and object-oriented approaches.
  2. Use database management systems to retrieve discrete and aggregate data from databases and to insert, update and delete discrete data.
  3. Create and implement well-designed databases to reflect enterprise needs.
  4. Develop business applications using well-structured programs, normalized databases and a multi-tier architecture.

PC Support Network Management Certificate

  1. Design, select and implement essential software, hardware and networking components to satisfy user needs in a business environment.
  2. Install and administer desktop and server operating systems.
  3. Communicate effectively with users to diagnose and resolve computer-related problems.


Department Offices
Division: Business Department
Chair: Esther Frankel (BC-216, ext. 2224)
Dean: Melissa V. Moreno, Wake Campus Room 1, (805) 683-8292

Faculty and Offices
Esther Frankel (BC-216, ext. 2224)

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