The Computer Science Information Systems curricula provides a foundation in computing and information systems serving the diverse goals of the Grossmont community: employment in various phases of the computing industry, transfer to a baccalaureate institution for continued study in the computer and information sciences, training in selected topics for application in other professions or for personal enrichment, and advanced study for returning computing professionals. Throughout, emphasis is placed on blending fundamental theory and technique with practical applications in business, scientific and academic computing. A guiding principle is the use of intense hands-on instruction with state-of-the-art computer technology.
Five related but distinct areas of emphasis designed to provide corresponding job entry points are available as two-year curricula: Computer Programming, Web Design and Software Engineering. Completion of the Computer Science Information Systems core courses or their equivalent plus any one area of emphasis satisfies the major requirements for the Associate Degree.
The Information Technology Support Specialist degree will provide a student with sufficient skills to obtain a position in industry as an Information Technology Support Specialist. The skills to be gained with this degree include familiarity with the most popular desktop computer operating systems as well as hands-on experience with the associated hardware, networking, and web development software. An official request from the student must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline stated in the yearly calendar listed in the class schedule and catalog.
The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will: Transfer, enter the workforce, and promote life-long learning.
Computer Support Specialist
Computer Maintenance Technician
Computer Systems Analysts1
LAN (Local Area Network) Administrator
Network Systems & Data Communication Analysts
Technical Support Representative
Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.
The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program.
Students will perform computer end user support including identifying and implementing solutions to user requests.
- Analyze and evaluate a computer-related situation in a business and/or scientific environment to identify a potential problem.
- Design a technologically feasible and efficient solution.
- Construct and complete the solution.
- Demonstrate and explain the solution.
Similar Course List
The following Grossmont and Cuyamaca College courses are considered similar enough to be accepted in the major for local Computer Science degrees in the district. No Modification of Major forms are required at either campus.
|Grossmont Course||Similar Cuyamaca Course|
Associate Degree Major Requirements
|CSIS-110||Principles of Information Systems||4|
|CSIS-112||Windows Operating System||3|
|CSIS-113||Introduction to Linux||3|
|CSIS-120||Computer Maintenance and A+ Certification||3|
|CSIS-125||Network + Certification||3|
|CSIS-132||Introduction to Web Development||3|
|Plus General Education and Elective Requirements|
Plus General Education and Elective Requirements
Certificates of Achievement
Any student who chooses to complete only the requirements listed above qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement in Information Technology Support Specialist. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline stated in the Academic Calendar