Certificates

Computer Programming

1. Computer Programming

Overview

The Department of Information Systems offers an undergraduate credit certificate in Computer Programming, designed to prepare individuals for entry-level computer programming positions or other positions that require sophisticated knowledge of computer technology. The program consists of 28 units including 16 units of required courses and 12 units of electives. Refer to Undergraduate Studies: General Information for general regulations governing all certificate programs.

Requirements for the Certificate (27-28 units)
 

Required courses (11-12 units)

  • CIS 100 - Business Computer Systems (4) or CS 160 - Introduction to Computers (3)
  • CIS 283 - Introduction to Application Programming with Java (4)
  • CIS 405 - Database Design and Development (4)

Electives (16 units)

Select 16 units from the following:
CIS 383 - Multimedia and Game Application Programming (4)
CIS 406 - Systems Analysis and Design (4)
CIS 445 - Network Application Development
CIS 451 - Fundamentals of ERP Technology (4)
CIS 454 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems (4) (when appropriate)
CIS 457 - Advanced Java Programming (4)
CIS 361 - Web Design and Development (4)
CIS 484 - Communications Systems (4)
CIS 485 - Local Area Networks (4)

(others with adviser approval)

For the most current information on the certification program, please refer to the catalog as follows:

Advanced Information Systems

2. Advanced Information Systems 

Overview

The Department of Information Systems offers a post-baccalaureate credit certificate in Advanced Information Systems, designed to provide an academic base for information systems professionals in such specialties as systems analysis and design, data administration, client-server systems, web-based systems, object-oriented and visual programming and distributed data processing as well as information systems management. The study of advanced techniques and software productivity tools is emphasized. This certificate program is suitable for students who have completed, or expect to earn, an undergraduate degree in a major other than Computer Information Systems; graduate students in Business Administration; and information systems professionals who hold a bachelor’s degree in any field.

The program includes a minimum of 28 units in CIS and related courses: 16 units in the core and at least 12 units of electives. Refer to Undergraduate Studies: General Information for general regulations governing all certificate programs.


Prerequisites for Entry

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration; or

  • Senior standing in a Bachelor of Science degree program in Business Administration or Computer Science; or

  • Classified graduate standing in a master’s degree program in the College of Business and Economics; or

  • A bachelor’s degree in another field and at least two years of experience in business management or as an information systems professional.


Requirements for the Certificate (28 units)

- Required Core (16 units)

CIS 301 - Management Information Systems (4)
CIS 405 - Database Design and Development (4)
CIS 406 - Systems Analysis and Design (4)
CIS 484 - Communications Systems (4)

- Electives (12 Units)

*Restricted to classified graduate students.

Select at least 12 units from the following:
CIS 383 - Multimedia and Game Application Programming (4)
CIS 459 - Advanced Information Systems Development (4)
CIS 445 - Network Application Development
CIS 451 - Fundamentals of ERP Technology (4)
CIS 454 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems (4)
CIS 457 - Advanced Java Programming (4)
CIS 361 - Web Design and Development (4)
CIS 485 - Local Area Networks (4)
CIS 486 - Managing Information Systems Projects (4)
CIS 487 - Decision Support Systems (4)
CIS 527 - Seminar: Decision Support Systems (4) *
CIS 528 - Current Problems in Computer Information Systems (4) *
CIS 543 - Data Base Systems (4) *
CIS 581 - Health Care Information Systems (4) *
CIS 584 - Seminar: Controlling and Auditing Computer Systems (4) *
CIS 598 - Graduate Directed Study (1) *

others with adviser approval.

SAP

3. SAP 

Overview
 
The students in the BS CIS, MSIS and MBA programs are eligible to receive the SAP Recognition Award after completing three designated courses as the College of Business and Economics (CBE) is a member school of the University Alliances (UA) program. The Marketing and Management students could also obtain the Award by completing three courses. This Recognition Award certificate is issued by the college signed by the CBE Dean and the SAP UA Program Director. The purpose is to recognize students at UA member universities that have spent notable time using the SAP enterprise suite. 
 
Students wanting to pursue further in SAP as a professional can proceed to obtain the SAP entry level TERP10 certificate. To obtain this certificate, a student who has completed the coursework from a UA member school need to follow an additional two-week long course taught by a TERP10 instructor, and subsequently pass the TERP10 examination. The estimated cost for each student is about $800 which covers nine days of instruction and the examination which is administered on the last day of the two-week course. The SAP UA offers TERP10 certification courses in the greater Los Angeles area.

BSIS Course Requirements for the Award
 
Complete any three of the following courses with a C or better grade:
  • CIS301 Management Information Systems (GBI Modules and ERPSIM)
  • CIS405 Analysis and Logical Design I: Database (SAP BW and BI)
  • CIS406 System Analysis and Design II (SAP Business by Design)
  • CIS454 Fundamentals of ERP SAP (Business Processes Integration: GBI)
  • CIS487 Decision Support Systems (SAP BW and Data Analytics)
  • CIS405C Advanced Information Systems Development (Configuration)

MSIS Course Requirements for the Award

Complete any three of the following courses with a B- or better grade:

  • CIS504 Information Systems (Business Processes Integration)
  • CIS520 Software Engineering (SAP Configuration)
  • CIS527 Decision Support Systems (SAP BW and Data Analytics)
  • CIS543 Database Systems (SAP Data Structure and Warehouse)

Management Course Requirements for the Award
 
Complete the following three courses with a B- or better grade:
  • MGMT485 Project Management
  • MGMT554 Project Management for Biotechnology Professionals
  • BUS514B Managing Business Processes II

Marketing Course Requirements for the Award
 
Complete the following three courses with a B- or better grade:
  • MKT 349 Retail Merchandising and Sales Promotion 
  • MKT 547 Seminar: Retail Management 
  • BUS 513 Marketing Management in Global Environment

MBA Course Requirements for the Award
 
Complete the following three courses with a B- or better grade:
  • BUS 514A Managing Business Processes I (SAP Business Processes Integration)
  • BUS 514B Managing Business Processes I (SAP Project Systems and Decision Making in Management)
  • BUS 513 Marketing Management in Global Environment (SAP Sales and Distribution)

For the latest information on SAP Awards, please access the following website:

Security

4. Security

Overview

 
The Department of Information Systems offers the following two undergraduate certification programs in Information Systems Security. 
  • Information Systems Security Professionals
  • Information Systems Security Managers
Each of the above two programs require a total of 28 units to complete. The details of the programs are given below.
 

Information Systems Security Professionals

The Department of Information Systems offers a credit certificate in Information Systems Security Professionals, which is designed to provide a solid foundation in information security for individuals seeking positions as information systems security professionals. The certificate addresses all classes of threats and countermeasures to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of organizational information assets as well as privacy of personal information. The program includes a minimum of 28 units in CIS courses. Refer to theUndergraduate Studies: General Information chapter of this catalog for general regulations governing all certificate programs.

Requirements for the Certificate (28 units)

The following courses, constituting a total of 28 units, are required for the certification:

  • CIS 406 - Systems Analysis and Design (4)
  • CIS 410 - Hardware and Software Architecture (4)
  • CIS 438 - Computer Forensics and Investigations (4)
  • CIS 473 - Network Security Essentials and Practice (4)
  • CIS 484 - Communications Systems (4)
  • CIS 485 - Local Area Networks (4)  
  • CIS 488 - Information Security (4) 

Information Systems Security Managers 

The Department of Information Systems offers a credit certificate in Information Systems Security Managers, which is designed to provide a solid foundation in information security for individuals seeking positions in managing, designing, and assessing an enterprise’s information security. The certificate addresses various aspects of enterprise-wide information systems security management. The program includes a minimum of 28 units in CIS courses and related courses. Refer to the Undergraduate Studies: General Information chapter of the university catalog for general regulations governing all certificate programs.  
 
Requirements for the Certificate (28 units)

The following courses, constituting a total of 28 units, are required for the certification:

  • CIS 406 - Systems Analysis and Design (4)
  • CIS 437 - Security Risk Management and Internal Controls (4)
  • CIS 473 - Network Security Essentials and Practice (4)
  • CIS 484 - Communications Systems (4)
  • CIS 485 - Local Area Networks (4)
  • CIS 486 - Managing Information Systems Projects (4)
  • CIS 488 - Information Security (4)