Arapahoe Community College

2015-2016 Catalog

Computer Information Systems Certificate


CIP 110101 (CIS1)

The CIS certificate has been constructed to provide the prospective student with skills in a broad variety of topics. With knowledge of accounting, management, marketing, office software, databases and economics, the recipient is prepared for a wide variety of entry-level positions within many different industries.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College

Program Requirements

Major Courses

(18 credit hours)

Select a minimum of 18 credit hours from course offerings below.

At least 10 credit hours must be from CIS, CNG or CSC prefixes.

ACC 121

Accounting Principles I


ACC 122

Accounting Principles II


BUS 115

Intro to Business


CIS 115

Intro to Computer Information Systems


CIS 118

Intro to PC Applications


CIS 130

Introduction to the Internet


CIS 135

Word Processing Complete


CIS 140

Microsoft Outlook


CIS 145

Complete PC Database


CIS 155

PC Spreadsheet Concepts


CIS 161

Presentation Graphics


CIS 167

Desktop Publishing (Publisher)


CIS 202

Automated Project Management


CIS 220

Fundamentals of UNIX (Linux)


CIS 232

UNIX Shell Programming (Linux)


CIS 240

Database Design and Development


CIS 268

Systems Analysis and Design


CNG 124

Networking I: Net+


CNG 132

Network Security Fundamentals


CNG 211

Windows Configuration (OS)**


CSC 116

Logic and Program Design


CSC 119

Introduction to Programming


CSC 154

Visual Programming


CSC 160

Computer Science I (C++ or Java)


ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)


ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)


MAN 226

Principles of Management


MAR 216

Principles of Marketing


MAT 125

Survey of Calculus I


**CIS 128 Windows Complete is acceptable


18 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 10 credit hours in the Major must be from CIS, CNG or CSC prefixes.
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.
  • "Information regarding occupations, completion rates, placement rates, program costs and median loan debt may be found at"

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