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Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Information Systems

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The Department of Information Systems offers a postbaccalaureate 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.


  • 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)

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program: Advanced Information Systems
Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
- Computer Systems Analysts; SOC Code 15-1051;
- Computer Security Specialists; SOC Code 15-1071.01;
- Computer Programming; SOC Code 15-1021;
-Web Developers; SOC Code 15-1900.04;
- Computer & Information Systems Managers; SOC Code 15-3021;
- Network and Computer Systems Administrator; SOC Code 15-1071;
On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students in 2009-10
Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (four quarters, at two courses per quarter) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $7,435
Books and Supplies: $2,184
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
The job placement rate for students completing the program:
Data not available.

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