All SWTJC locations will be closed Friday, April 19th in observance of the Easter Holiday. Offices reopen and classes will resume on Monday, April 22nd at 8:00 am.

Faculty and Staff

L Fernandez
Luis M. Fernandez
Business, Industrial, and Technical Studies
Division Chair

(830) 591-7304

L Perez
Luis M. Perez
(830) 758-4136


The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program provides training for students interested in networking, hardware or software aspects of computer network systems.  The curriculum paves the way to attain certifications such as A+ (related to computer maintenance and software administration), CCNA (entry-level network engineers), or Microsoft Active directory 70-64x.  Students are encouraged to find ways to actively engage in activities that promote ongoing learning on their own.  The IT field is very dynamic, and the only constant is change

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the CIS program through regular college admission procedures (see Admission Regulations section).  Students will receive an A.A.S. degree upon satisfactory completion of the courses of study and upon making formal application for graduation (see Curricula section).

Program of Study

Computer Information Systems Associate of Applied Science Degree add
General Education Courses Credit
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Natural Science & Math 3
Other 9
Total General Education Courses 15
Technical Education Courses 42
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
POFT 13291 Beginning Keyboarding
ITSC 13012 Introduction to Computers
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
ITSE 1302 Computer Programming 3
ITNW 2312 Routers 3
ITNW 1313 Computer Virtualization 3
Elective Select from General Education Core5 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
Total 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
Elective3 Technical Elective 3
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security 3
ITNW 1353 Supporting Network Server Infrastructure 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3
Elective Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
Elective3 Technical Elective 3
ITSY 2300 Operating System Security 3
ITNW 1454 Implementing and Supporting Servers 4
ITSC 22804 Cooperative Education - Computer and
Information Sciences - General 2
Elective Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Total 14
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60


  1. Required if keyboarding competencies not verified; POFT 1329 does not count toward degree requirements.
  2. Required if basic computer competencies not verified; ITSC 1301 does not count toward degree requirements.
  3. Select from courses for Computer Information Systems Technical Electives as listed below.
  4. Capstone course that consolidated the student's learning experience.
  5. See "Core Curriculum Requirements" in the "Curricula" section of this catalog.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.

Courses for Computer Information Systems Technical Electives

      Computer Information Systems technical electives may be chosen from the following courses:

         IMED 1316     Web Design I

         IMED 2309     Internet Commerce

         ACCT 2401     Principles of Accounting I – Financial

         ITSY 2317      Wireless Security Development

Computer Information Systems Advanced Placement Policy

    In order to receive advanced placement credit for A+ certification the applicant must:

  1. Provide current unexpired documentation of having passed two certification exams:
  2. CompTIA A+ Practical Application
  3. CompTIA A+ Essentials

Students who achieve CompTIA A+ certification in both areas will receive advanced placement credit (grade of “P”) for the following course:

           ITSC 1325     Personal Computer Hardware.... 3 hrs.

Local Articulation Students

Registered Local Articulation students who take equivalent courses while in high school may make the following substitutions for the Associate of Applied Science degree: 

POFT 1329  Beginning Keyboarding

IMED 1316  Web Design I

ITSC 1301  Introduction to Computers

ITSE 1302  Computer Programming

CIS Resources


Occupational Profiles

Estimated Program Costs
4 Semesters

In District   Out of District  
Tuition & Fees $5,643.75 Tuition & Fees $8,823.75
Room & Board $7,200.00 Room & Board $7,200.00
Books $2,374.00 Books $2,374.00
Total $15,217.75 Total $18,397.75