College of Lake County

CLC 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 College of Lake County (CLC) 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)
ENG 121: English Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 122: English Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
CMM 121: Fundamentals of Speech COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (5 credit hours)
MTH 122: College Algebra MATH 112: College Algebra (preferred)
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours, including a 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 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 the 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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  CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science
  CMPSC 126: Business Programming
  CMPSC 222: Visual Data
CIT 170: Web Page Development CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I
CIT 239: Systems Analysis CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design
CIT 139: CISCO: Introduction to Networks CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks
  CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner
  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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CIT 141: Programming in C++
CIT 241: Advanced C++
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
(CIT 141 and CIT 142 at CLC are required to transfer as SXU's CMPSC 202 and CMPSC 203)
CIT 159: Cisco: Routing and Switching CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration
  CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms
CIT 219: CISCO: Connect WAN Networks CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies
CIT 132; CIT 133; CIT 138; CIT 155; CIT 157; CIT 173; CIT 254; CIT 255; CIT 256; CIT 258 CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives
CIT 171 CMPSC 388: 300 level CMPSC Electives

Additional Information

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


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


As of 2019-2020 Catalog