City Colleges of Chicago

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

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

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


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

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

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