Associate of Science in Computer Programming & Information Systems - Not for Transfer (AS)

Division: Business

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Computer Programming & Information Systems through the study of skills in computer programming, web development, databases, maintaining computer programs and databases, as well as general computer and office skills. Students will acquire skills in computer programming, web development, scripting, computer technical support, database development/maintenance.

Program Outcomes

  • Write programs based on classes.
  • Write programs utilizing repetitive structures.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: computer programming, web design, computer technical support, database development/maintenance, and various office positions involving computers.


This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

General Education and Subject Requirements (25 Units)25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
Required Major Courses (26 Units)26
Computer Concepts
Intro to Personal Computers
Programming Fundamentals *
Programming Concepts (JAVA)
Advanced Application Software
Java Script/XML
Server-Side Scripting and SQL
Database Processing
Spreadsheet for Business
Software Fabrication
Restricted Electives (3-4 Units)3-4
Select three units from the following courses:
College Keyboarding Level 2
Web Page Design & Development
Server-Side Scripting and SQL
Database Processing
Server & Network Management
Electives (8-9 Units)8-9
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.

Courses meet General Education requirements and 3 units may double count above in COS-GE.

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).