Associate of Science in Computer Programming & Information Systems (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

  • Be able to design and code basic software for business use.       
  • Be able to code programs in high-level programming languages such as Visual Basic and Java.       
  • Be able to create and modify databases.       
  • Be able to code interactive webpage.

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.

Program Requirements 

College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
COMP 005Computer Concepts4
or COMP 130 Introduction to Personal Computers
COMP 006Programming Fundamentals *3
COMP 008Programming Concepts (JAVA)4
COMP 009Advanced Application Software3
COMP 200Ethics in Computer Programming3
COMP 229Web Page Design and Development3
COMP 230Java Script/XML3
COMP 250Software Fabrication3
Select three units from the following courses:
BUS 271College Keyboarding Level 23
COMP 233Database Processing3
ICT 201PC Repair and Maintenance4
ICT 210Introduction to Microsoft Windows Server4
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).