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CIS Computer Programming - Certificate of Achievement

San Jose City College
Program overview
2.5 years
Diploma / certificate
Start dates
San Jose

San Jose
San Jose City College

Program description

CIS Computer Programming

The department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) offers degrees and certificates in three major areas: Computer Programming, Network Administration and Web Developer.See the respective major sheets for additional information about the specific certificates and degrees. A grade of "C" or better is required in all certificate, major and major elective courses.

The CIS Computer Programming Certificate and Degree Programs are designed to provide students with skills in computer programming to enable graduates to gain employment as an entry-level programmer. Courses will emphasize skills on how to organize a computer program, and how to program in several different languages such as Java and C++. An Associate in Science Degree and two levels of certificates are offered.

Admission requirements

Admission to San José City College (SJCC) is open to high school graduates, possess GED, certificate of proficiency, or the equivalent, or to those who are at least 18 years old.

The first step for all persons desiring to enroll in classes at SJCC is to complete an application for admission. Please visit the website for more information regarding admission.

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Program content


  • Introduction to Computer Information Systems
  • C/C++ Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Object Oriented Design and Programming
  • Visual Basic Programming
  • Java Programming
  • Introduction to UNIX/Linux

Tuition fees

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Associate Degree

  • CIS Computer Programming - Associate in Science


  • CIS Computer Programming - Certificate of Achievement Level 2
  • CIS Computer Programming - Certificate of Achievement Level 3

Continuing studies

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the components that constitute a computer information system. Identify various hardware, software, data, computer number systems, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the impact and application of computers in business, government, and social organizations. Students solve common business problems with computer applications and the internet.
  • Receive and process written and oral technology related information. Students Interpret technology communication concepts including wired and wireless networks, servers and clients, users interfaces, operating systems, applications, utilities, and programming languages.
  • Recognize the influence of the Internet on business and terms relating to the World Wide Web. Students perform the fundamental functions that operating systems and applications software provides. Students demonstrate skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and use of Internet. Students will recognize a programming language and demonstrate steps involved in developing an application.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work and interact effectively in teams consisting of individuals with differing interests, gender, global backgrounds and professions.
  • Demonstrate ability to exercise professional, ethical responsibility in the use of technology in society.

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San Jose City College

Founded in 1921 in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, San José City College (SJCC) has provided educational excellence and opportunities to students from around the world for 100 years! San José City College’s new state-of-the-art facilities combined with a...

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San Jose City College

2100 Moorpark Avenue
95128 San Jose CA
United States of America (USA)

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