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Foundations of Information Systems (CTFIS)



The Foundations of Information Systems certificate provides a conceptual framework for those students wishing to become a professional in computer information systems or computer programming. The student will be introduced to computer science programming logic, as well as developing algorithms to solve programming problems. In addition, students will acquire an understanding of the impact of information systems and information technology on the business, industrial, and other environments in which they will work as programmers or analysts.

Continuing Eligibility

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or better.

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Computer Instruction Dept
Clarence Hasselbach
Khaled Mansour


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Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Credits
CIS 110 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
CIS 121 Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 3
CPS 120 Introduction to Computer Science 3
Total 9
Total Credits Required

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