The Computer Science Information Systems curricula provides a foundation in computing and information systems serving the diverse goals of the Grossmont community: employment in various phases of the computing industry, transfer to a baccalaureate institution for continued study in the computer and information sciences, training in selected topics for application in other professions for personal enrichment, and advanced study for returning computing professionals. Throughout, emphasis is placed on blending fundamental theory and technique with practical applications in business, scientific and academic computing. A guiding principle is the use of intense hands-on instruction with state-of-the-art computer technology.
Four related but distinct areas of emphasis designed to provide corresponding job entry points are available as two-year curricula:
Small Computer Specialist
Local-Area Network (LAN) Support Specialist
Completion of the Computer Science Information Systems core courses or their equivalent plus any one area of emphasis satisfies the major requirements for the Associate Degree.