Program

Computing Studies and Information Systems (Diploma)


APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Winter 2023: Currently accepting applications

Summer 2023: Currently accepting applications

Fall 2023: Applications open Oct. 3, 2022

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

    Put your skills to work by joining the optional Co-operative Education Program, which alternates semesters of study with paid, full-time work in your field. You’ll earn money while gaining experience, building your resume and getting an employer reference, all before you graduate. To participate in Co-op you need to plan two semesters in advance, so we strongly recommend contacting the Co-op Office at the start of your program.

    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.

    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

    Additional Graduation Requirements with the Co-Operative Education Option:

    • Successful completion of 9 additional credits through Co-Operative Education I (COOP 1100)
    • Students completing the Co-Operative Education option will graduate with 69 credits

    Course Requirements:  

    Course Number

    Course Title

    Credits

     

     

     

    Select one course from the following two options:

     

    ACCT 1110

    Principles of Accounting I

    3.00

    ACCT 1235

    Principles of Introductory Financial Accounting I & II

    3.00

     

     

     

    Select two courses from the following 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

     

     

     

    Required Courses:

     

     

     

    CMNS 1115

    Business Communication

    3.00

    MARK 1120

    Introductory Marketing

    3.00

    CSIS 1175

    Introduction to Programming I

    3.00

    CSIS 1280

    Multimedia Web Development

    3.00

    CSIS 2175

    Advanced Integrated Software Development

    3.00

    CSIS 2200

    Systems Analysis & Design

    3.00

    CSIS 2260

    Operating Systems

    3.00

    CSIS 2270

    Virtualization and Computer Networking

    3.00

    CSIS 2300

    Database I

    3.00

    CSIS 3175

    Introduction to Mobile Application Development

    3.00

    CSIS 3290

    Fundamentals of Machine Learning in Data Science

    3.00

    CSIS 3380

    Advanced Web Programming with Javascript & AJAX

    3.00

    CSIS 3560

    Scripting for CyberSecurity

     3.00

     

     

     

    Select four CSIS 3000 to 4000 level courses, not in the required list above

    12.00

     

     

    60.00

    Course Requirements:  

    COOP 11001 Co-Operative Education I

    9.00

    Total Credits with Co-Operative Education Option

    69.00

    1The Co-Op work term is a minimum of 420 hours of work and must be taken through Douglas College's Co-Op program. The timing of the work term is restricted to the following:

    • Can be undertaken only after completion of a minimum of two semesters, 18 credits
    • Cannot be taken in the last semester of the program

    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 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

    Career opportunities include:

    • Computer Network Technician 
    • Computer Support Specialist 
    • Computer Systems Analyst 
    • Game/App Developer 
    • IT Consultant 
    • IT Projects 
    • Associate Java Developer 
    • Junior Web Developer 
    • Software Designer 
    • Student Assistant - Lab Assistant
    • Technical Support Staff

    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.