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CCC Computer Information Systems Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist Computer Information Systems students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree found in the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) Academic Catalog.

If students complete the majority of their general education requirements prior to transferring to SXU, they may qualify for the IAI GECC Articulation Agreement with the exception of Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

This major is an applications-oriented program. The emphasis is on mastering the computer as a productivity tool. Computer Information Systems majors will find courses in mathematics or business complementary to this program.

General Education Courses

Saint Xavier University City Colleges of Chicago Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENGLISH 101
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective ENGLISH 102
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals SPEECH 101
MATH 112: College Algebra preferred MATH 140
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours including one lab)
Choose 1 Physical Science and 1 Life Science Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)**
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course. Choose IAI approved course/s
Social and Behavioral Sciences/History (9 credit hours)
Choose one History; one Social Science and one Social Science or one History Choose IAI approved course/s
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Within the U.S. *See note for IAI waivers
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Outside of U.S. *See note for IAI waivers
A grade of C or better is required in all courses counting toward the major.

*IAI Waivers are available for those students who transfer to SXU with an A.A. or A.S. degree or complete the majority of their General Education Core prior to transferring

Major Requirements

Saint Xavier University City Colleges of Chicago Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science CIS 101
CMPSC 126: Business Programming CIS 103
CMPSC 222: Visual Data  
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I CIS 158 or CIS 181
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design  
CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks NET TEC 119
CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner CIS 112 or CIS 116
CMPSC 281: Cybersecurity COMPSFI 231
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design  
CMPSC 395: Computer Studies Capstone  


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University City Colleges of Chicago Equivalent
Choose Option I or Option II at CCC (C++ or JAVA sequence)
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
Option I: CIS 142 and CIS 242 (C++)
Option II: CIS 144 and CIS 244 (JAVA)
CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration  
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms  
CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies  
CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives CIS 203; CIS 258; CIS 281
CMPSC 388: 300 level CMPSC Electives CIS 182; CIS 255; CIS 282

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.


Office of Admission Transfer Student Service Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3510

As of 2019-2020 Catalog