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Computing Studies and Information Systems (Diploma)

Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Credits: 60.0
Length: Four semesters
Campuses: New Westminster
Credential: Diploma
Admission Type: Limited enrolment
Learning Format: Full-time, Part-time
Offered: Fall, Summer, Winter
program 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.
curriculum framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

Course Requirements:  

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following two options:

CSIS 1175

Introduction to Programming

3.00

CMPT 1110

C++ Programming 

3.00

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

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

Required Courses:

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

CSIS 1275

Java Programming

3.00

CSIS 1280

Front End Web Development

3.00

CSIS 2200

System Analysis and Design

3.00

CSIS 2300

Relational DBMS

3.00

CSIS 3540

OR 

CSIS 3375

OR

CSIS 4175

Client/Server Systems

OR

UX Design in Mobile Applications

OR

Mobile Application Development II

3.00

CSIS 2280

Web Server Administration

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

Data Mining and Non-Relational DBMS

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.

career transfer 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
admission 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.
application deadlines
Full Time
  • Winter Deadline: Nov 01
  • Fall Deadline: Jun 01
Part Time
  • Winter Deadline: Nov 01
  • Summer Deadline: Mar 01
  • Fall Deadline: Jun 01
program 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.

curriculum 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.

tuition deposit

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

upcoming application deadlines
  • Full-time Winter deadline:
    Nov 01
  • Part-time Winter deadline:
    Nov 01
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