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Joliet Junior College

JJC 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 Joliet Junior College (JJC) 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 Joliet Junior College Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101: Composition I
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective ENG 102: Composition II
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals SPCH 101: Principles of Speech Communication
MATH 112: College Algebra (preferred)  
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours, including a 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 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 Joliet Junior College Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science CIS 122: Computer Info Systems Fundamentals
CMPSC 126: Business Programming  
CMPSC 222: Visual Data  
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I CIS 216: WWW Homepage Authoring
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design CIS 250: Systems Analysis and Design
CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks CIS 263: Networking Essentials
CNT 101: Network Fundamentals
CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner CIS 259: Advanced Operating System Concepts
CMPSC 281: Cybersecurity  
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design CIS 242: Advanced Database Management Systems
CMPSC 395: Computer Studies Capstone  


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent
Choose Option 1 or Option 2: C++ or JAVA Sequence
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming I
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
CIS 236: Programming in C
CIS 246: Advanced C Using C++
CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration  
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms  
CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies  
CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives  
CMPSC 306: World Wide Web Applications II CIS 223: JavaScript
CIS 234: Programming Server Pages

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