Certificate of Completion in Programming and System Analysis

Computer Information Systems

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Programming and System Analysis

Academic Plan Code




Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Programming and System Analysis provides an in-depth exploration of different computer language and technical skills. Includes, but is not limited to the following: operating systems, local area networks, team roles, and dynamics. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.CG, EM, GC, MC, PC, PV, SC

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
RC CIS126DA or
CIS126DL or
MST150++ or
CIS150AB or
CIS159 or
CIS162++ or
UNIX Operations System or
Linux Operating System or
Any Microsoft Windows course or
Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals or
Visual Basic Programming I or
C Programming: Level I or
Java Programming: Level I
RC CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC CIS150 Programming Fundamentals 3
RC CIS151 Computer Game Development -Level I 3
RC CIS225 or
CIS225AB or
Business Systems Analysis and Design or
Object Oriented Analysis and Design or
Management of Information Systems
RC CIS119DO or
CIS276DA or
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or
MySQL Database or
SQL Server Database
RE Restricted Elective Restricted Elective 3

Program Electives

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RE CIS251 Computer Game Development - Level II 3
RE CIS259 Visual Basic Programming II 3
RE CIS262++ C Programming: Level II 3
RE CIS263AA Java Programming: Level II 3

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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