Concentration in CIS

Concentration in Computer Information Systems

The Concentration in Computer Information Systems provides students with skills in computer programming, database development, management and administration. Students can develop competence in areas such as Java and Visual programming, programming for mobile devices, web programming, and database systems administrations.

This concentration option will be of interest to Bachelor of Business Administration degree students who are looking to strengthen their information technology background. Students, who enroll in the Bachelor of Business Administration program, can apply credits earned in the completion of their electives in COSC courses toward their BBA degree with a Concentration in Computer Information Systems.

Program Outline

Offering a concentration in CIS to the BBA degree provides a new opportunity for business students at Okanagan College. This concentration starts off with students developing a foundation in computer programming, then progresses into database management systems, and allows students to branch out into several areas of Information systems.  BBA degree students who select this concentration will be better prepared for global employment in information technology applications, technology management and administration. 

Students must successfully complete the following set of courses to receive a Concentration in Computer Information Systems:

1. COSC 111 - Computer Programming I

2. COSC 121- Computer Programming II

3. COSC 304 - Introduction to Database Management Systems
(*prerequisites: COSC 126 and COSC 221; or COSC 121, BUAD 283, MATH 114 and one of STAT 121 or 124).

4. Three more COSC courses with at least two of the courses completed at the 300/400 level. Students would select three courses from the following list: COSC 219, COSC 222, COSC 315, COSC 331, COSC 341, COSC 360, COSC 404, COSC 416, COSC 419, COSC 434.
Note that some 300-level courses will require either COSC 219 or COSC 222 be completed first.

Completion Requirements

The Concentration in Computer Information Systems will be granted upon the successful completion of 18 credits as specified in the program outline.

Last updated: 2016 06 12