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Computer and Information Systems (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)

IMPORTANT NOTICE Students starting this program in the Fall 2019 semester or later will be required to have a program GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to graduate.
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Credits: 60.0
Length: Two years
Credential: Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
Admission Type: Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements
Learning Format: Full-time, Part-time
Offered: Fall, Summer, Winter
program overview

Do you have a passion for apps and technology? Get started on your path to becoming a computer programmer, web technician, software engineer, information systems analyst, data administrator and more in this intensive, two-year program.

In your first year, you’ll learn the basics of computing and programming, and will become familiar with current development tools. In your second year, you’ll hone your technical skills through one of two specializations.


  • Data Analytics – Learn business statistics and support systems, databases and data analysis in order to be prepared for such career opportunities as information systems analyst/consultant, computer and information systems manager and database analyst.
  • Emerging Technology – Learn web scripting and programming, data algorithms, cloud infrastructure and mobile application development in order to be prepared for such career opportunities as computer and network operator, web technician, computer programmer, interactive media developer, software engineer, mobile software developer, and web designer and developer.

Excellent job prospects

The IT industry is rapidly expanding, with about 7,000 technology companies in British Columbia and 182,000 job openings expected in Canada by 2019.

Get work experience – before you graduate

Put your skills and knowledge to work with a term with the Co-operative Education Program. You’ll get hands-on work experience, College credit and be paid for your time.

curriculum framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • 70% (42 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Must achieve a program GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to graduate

This PBD-CIS program consists of twenty courses. Students take ten core courses in the first year, then take ten more courses in one of two streams:

  • Emerging Technology
  • Data Analytics

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
Year I Coursework

 Select one of the following 2 options:


CSIS 1175

Introduction to Programming I


CMPT 1110

C++ Programming


Select one of the following 2 options:

CSIS 1275

Introduction to Programming II


CSIS 2175

Adv Integrated Software Dev


Required courses  
CSIS 1280 Multimedia Web Development 3.00
CSIS 2200 Systems Analysis and Design 3.00
CSIS 2260 Operating Systems 3.00
CSIS 2270 Virtualization and Computer Networking 3.00
CSIS 2300 Database I 3.00
CSIS 3155 Computer Network Security 3.00
CSIS 3175 Mobile Application Development I 3.00
CSIS 3275 Software Engineering 3.00
Total Year I Credits   30.00
Year II Coursework
Option 1 - Emerging Technology Stream
Select one of the following 2 options:
CSIS 3540 Client Server Systems  
CSIS 4050 Advanced OO Prog for Bus App  
Required coursess:
CSIS 3270 Advanced Networking 3.00
CSIS 3280 Web Based Scripting 3.00
CSIS 3375 UX Design in Mobile Applications 3.00
CSIS 3380 Advanced Web Programming with JavaScript and AJAX 3.00
CSIS 3475 Data Structures and Algorithms 3.00
CSIS 4175 Mobile Application Development II 3.00
CSIS 4270 Cloud Infrastructure 3.00
CSIS 4280 Special Topics in Web/Mobile Application Development 3.00
CSIS 4495 Applied Research Project 3.00
Option 2 - Data Analytics Stream
Select one of the following 2 options
CSIS 3190 Business Support Systems with Excel  
CSIS 3290 Fundamentals of Machine Learning in Data Science   
Required courses:
BUSN 2429* Business Statistics 3.00
BUSN 3431 Business Statistics II 3.00
CSIS 3300 Database II 3.00
CSIS 3360 Fundamentals of Data Analytics 3.00
CSIS 3860 Data Visualization 3.00
CSIS 4260 Special Topics in Data Analytics 3.00
CSIS 4495 Applied Research Project 3.00
Choose one of the following mini-streams *
BUSN 3380 Operations Management 3.00
BUSN 3388 Supply Chain Planning 3.00
CSIS 3280 Web Based Scripting 3.00
CSIS 3380 Advanced Web Programming with JavaScript and AJAX 3.00
MARK 1120 Introductory Marketing 3.00

MARK 3235


MARK 4360



Customer Relationship Management

Total Year II Credits   30.00
Total Program Credits   60.00

* Any pre-requisites required for the mini stream as well as the Math requirements for BUSN 2429 will not be counted towards the PBD-CIS.

admission requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.

Note: Applicants must apply for one of two streams available for this program: Emerging Technology or Data Analytics

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.