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Harper College

HC 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 Harper College (HC) 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 Harper College Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101: Composition
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective ENG 102: Composition
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals SPE 101: Fundamentals of Speech Communication
MATH 112: College Algebra (preferred) MAT 103: College Algebra
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours)
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 the 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 Harper College Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science  
CMPSC 126: Business Programming CIS 106: Computer Logic and Program Technology
CMPSC 222: Visual Data  
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I  
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design  
CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks

Choose one of the following:

  • LAP 0002: COMPTIA Network +
  • HCB 8121: Intro to Local Area Networks
  • NET 121: Computer Networking
CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner  
CMPSC 281: Cybersecurity HCB 8280: Network Security Fundamentals
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design CIS 143: Intro to Database Systems
CMPSC 395: Computer Studies Capstone  


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University Harper College Equivalent
Choose Option I or Option II at HC to receive CMPSC 202 and CMPSC 203 from SXU
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming I
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
Option I: CSC 121 and CSC 122
Option II: CIS 206 and CIS 216
CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration

Choose one of the following:

  • LCI 0001: CCNA Network Specialist
  • HCB 8125: CISCO Networking CCNA
  • NET 270: CISCO Networking (CCNET)
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms CSC 216: Data Structure and Algorithm Analysis
CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies  
CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives CSC 211; CIS 206; CIS 243; LNT 0007
CMPSC 388: 300 level CMPSC Electives CSC 217; CIS 137; CIS 211; CIS 230; CIS 244; CIS 245 or HCB 8221

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