Undergraduate Programs
University Certificate in Computing and Information Systems
Regulations effective September 1, 2003

Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

The University Certificate in Computing and Information Systems is designed to provide a solid educational base in information systems, to be the equivalent of a minor in Information Systems, and to qualify students for employment opportunities.

The programming language requirements for new students of the program are COMP 268 (Java) and COMP 272 (Java), as noted below. Those already in a program may graduate with other combinations of programming language(s) in introductory programming and data structures. Refer to the Web site for descriptions of the various acceptable and suitable combinations. Students who have not yet completed an acceptable combination, should consult with the Program Director to determine which course(s) they should take that will satisfy the requirements. Some courses will begin to specify Java as a prerequisite, but usually allow other possibilities.

It is recommended that students take no more than 3 COMP courses
simultaneously while completing the certificate.

AU advisors have developed a Program Plan to assist you, or you can email Advising Services.

  Total credits in the program
  Required credits 33
  Through AU 18
  General certificate regulations  
  Required Courses (33 credits)
COMP 200 Introduction to Computing and Information Systems
COMP 268 Introduction to Computer Programming (Java) (3)
COMP 272 Data Structures (Java) (3)
COMP 314 Computer Organization (3)
COMP 315 Advanced Operating Systems (3)
COMP 347 Computer Networks I (3)
COMP 361 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
COMP 378 Introduction to Database Management (3)
ENGL 255 Introductory Composition
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations (3)
MATH 209 Finite Mathematics (3)
  One 300-level COMP or CMIS course (3)

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