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Computer Information Systems Course Sequences

See the classes you should take each term to complete the Computer Information Systems certificate or degree you want to earn.

Computer Information Certificate & Degree Course Sequences

Getting Started

The first step to entering the following programs is to take part in an assessment process, which includes taking the college’s free placement test and meeting with Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs staff. You may need to complete entry-level courses. Then your advisor will help you develop an individualized program of study.

Entry Level Courses
CourseTitleCredit Hours
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra 4
RD090 College Textbook Reading 3
WR115 Introduction to Composition 4

Note: In some cases, students can enroll in program courses without completing all of the above prerequisite courses. If you have questions about the program requirements, contact the Computer Information System department at 503.365.4822 or email

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Computer Systems and Information Technology Degree

General Education Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
MTH105 Math in Society 4 or
MTH111 College Algebra 5
PSY104 Workplace Psychology 4
WR121 Academic Composition 4
WR227 Technical Writing 4
  Arts and Letters elective 3


Core Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
CIS102A Cyber Security and Safety 4
CIS120  Digital Literacy 4
CIS120A CIS Pathway 1
CIS121 Programming Concepts 4
CIS125 Access - Database 3
CIS133SC Scripting Languages 4
CIS133JS JavaScript Web Programming 1 4
CIS140B Computer Operating Systems 3
CIS140U UNIX/Linux 3
CIS145 Computer Hardware 4
CIS179 Client-Server Networks 4
CIS244 Systems Analysis 4
CIS278 Data Communications 4
CIS279  Server Management 1 4
CIS288  Server Management 2 4
CIS275  Database Management 4
CIS Electives*
CourseTitleCredit Hours
CIS125E Excel Workbooks 4
CIS125G Introduction to Computer Game Development 4
CIS133A Android Application Design 4
CIS133I iOS Application Design 4
CIS133J Java Programming 1 4
CIS133VB Visual Basic Programming 4
CIS135AE. Advanced Microsoft Excel 4
CIS178I Internet and World-Wide Web 3
CIS178W Fundamentals of Web Design 4
CIS186 Computer Forensics 4
CIS195 Web Site Development 4
CIS233J Java Programming 2 4
CIS234J Java Programming 3 4
CIS280B-L. Cooperative Work Experience 2-12
CIS289 Network Systems Management 4
CIS295  Web Applications Development 4
CJ101 Criminology 3
CIS133U C++ Language 4
CS160 Introduction to Computer Science 4
CS161 Computer Science 1 4
CS162  Computer Science 2 4
CS260 Computer Science 3: Data Structures 4
CS205 Sys Programming Architecture 4
FE205B Resumes and Job Search Correspondence 1
FE205C Interviewing for Success 1
VC237 Web Design 1 4

*Choose 20 credit hours