Computing Studies and Information Systems (Diploma)


Full-time Winter deadline: Nov 01

Part-time Winter deadline: Nov 01

Campus
New Westminster
Learning Format
Full-time
Part-time
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements
Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter

Overview

Get ready for a career in the booming IT sector. The Computing Studies and Information Systems (CSIS) program offers courses in system and networking concepts, programming languages and business courses, giving you a well-rounded set of skills that can apply to a variety of careers. 

    Work while you learn

    CSIS also offers an optional co-operative education component where you can take the skills you've learned in the classroom and apply them in an actual workplace. And, you get paid to do it! Co-op students typically earn around $5800-$9000 a semester, in addition to gaining invaluable experience for your resume.  

    Prepare for university studies

    If you want to pursue a degree, our academic advisors can help you choose the correct combination of courses that will transfer into programs offered by other post-secondary institutions.

    Job forecast

    By 2019, it is expected that there will be 182,000 information and communications technology jobs available in Canada, with over 15,500 of those positions in Vancouver (source: Information and Communications Technology Council, Labour Market Outlook 2015-2019). Don't miss out - apply for the Douglas College CSIS program today, or attend a free information session.

    Program Requirements

    Curriculum Framework

    Graduation Requirements:

    • Successful completion of 60 credits
    • 70% (42 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
    • A minimum of 2.00 program GPA is required

    Course Requirements:  

    Course Number Course Title Credits

    Select one course from the following two options:

    CSIS 1175

    Introduction to Programming I

    3.00

    CMPT 1110

    C++ Programming 

    3.00

    Select one course from the following two options:

    CSIS 1275

    Introduction to Programming II

     

    CSIS 2175

    Adv Integrated Software Dev

     

    Select one course from the following two options:

    ACCT 1110

    Principles of Accounting I 

    3.00

    ACCT 1235

    Principles of Accounting I & II

    3.00

    Select two courses from the following five options:

    BUSN 1210

    Management Essentials

    3.00

    ECON 1101

    The Canadian Economy

    3.00

    ECON 1150

    Principles of Microeconomics

    3.00

    ECON 1250

    Principles of Macroeconomics

    3.00

    MARK 1120

    Introductory Marketing

    3.00

    Select one course from the following four options:

    FINC 1231

    Commercial and Financial Mathematics

    3.00

    MATH 1130

    Discrete Mathematics

    3.00

    MATH 1160

    Introduction to Statistics

    3.00

    BUSN 2429

    Business Statistics

    3.00

    Select one course from the following four options:

    CSIS 3540

    Client Server Systems

    3.00

    CSIS 3375

    UX Design in Mobile Applications

    3.00

    CSIS 4050

    Advanced OO Prog for Bus App

    3.00

    CSIS 4175

    Mobile Application Development II

    3.00

    Required Courses:

    CMNS 1115

    Practical Writing

    3.00

    CSIS 1280

    Multimedia  Web Development

    3.00

    CSIS 2200

    System Analysis and Design

    3.00

    CSIS 2300

    Database I

    3.00

    CSIS 3155

    Computer Network Security

    3.00

    CSIS 3275

    Software Engineering

    3.00

    CSIS 3280

    Web Based Scripting

    3.00

    CSIS 3475

    Data Structures and Algorithms

    3.00

    CSIS 2260

    Operating Systems

    3.00

    CSIS 2270

    Virtualization and Computer Networking

    3.00

    CSIS 3175*

    Mobile Application Development

    3.00

    CSIS 3300

    Database II

    3.00

    CSIS 3380

    Advanced Web Programming with JavaScript and AJAX

    3.00

    Total Credits

     

    60.00

    *Please note the prerequisite for CSIS 3175 is CSIS 1275.

    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

    Note:

    1. In order to register for MATH 1160 you must provide proof of one of the listed grade 11 Math courses with a grade of "B" or better or equivalent.

    2. In order to register for MATH 1130 or BUSN 2429, you must provide proof of Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Math 12 or Principles of Math 12 with a “C” or better or equivalent.

    Cost

    You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

    Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

    Career Pathways

    High demand occupations in the information and communications technology sector include:

    • information systems analysts and consultants
    • computer and network operators and web technicians
    • computer programmers and interactive media developers
    • software engineers
    • graphic designers and illustrators
    • computer and information systems managers
    • database analysts and data administrators

    Program Guidelines

    Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

    Testimonials

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    Tech sector goals

    Computing Studies and Information Systems (CSIS) Diploma student Kyle Maddox aims to build his own IT company specializing in software security.

    More Information

    Tuition deposit

    When offered a full-time seat in this program a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit is required.