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Concentration in Computer Information Systems

The Concentration in Computer Information Systems (CIS) provides students with skills in programming, database development, management and administration. Students can develop competence in areas such as Java and Visual programming, programming for mobile devices, database and web programming, database systems administration and software engineering, and software development in teams with industrial clients.

This concentration option supports Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree students who are looking to strengthen their information technology background. Students, who enrol in the BBA 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.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Concentration in CIS will be given based on admission to a university studies degree program at Okanagan College.

Program Outline

Students must successfully complete the following set of courses to receive a Concentration in Computer Information Systems:
COSC 111 Computer Programming I
COSC 121 Computer Programming II
COSC 304 Introduction to Database Management Systems
; or
and one of
Three more COSC courses with at least two of the courses completed at the 300/400 level. Students would select three course from the following list:
COSC 219 Client-side Web Systems
COSC 222 Computer Data Structures
COSC 315 Introduction to Operating Systems
COSC 331 Microservices and Software Architecture
COSC 341 User Experience
COSC 360 Server Platform as a Service
COSC 404 Advanced Database Management Systems
COSC 416 Topics in Database
COSC 419 Topics in Computer Science
COSC 434 Database Administration

Graduation Requirements

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

Program Area:

Science (University Studies)

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Sep)






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