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

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Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101: Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
SPCH 101: Principles of Speech Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH 131 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 Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts
**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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CIS 122: Computer Info Systems Fundamentals CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science
  CMPSC 126: Business Programming
  CMPSC 222: Visual Data
CIS 216: WWW Homepage Authoring CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I
CIS 250: Systems Analysis and Design CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 263: Networking Essentials
CNT 101: Network Fundamentals
CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks
CIS 259: Advanced Operating System Concepts CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner
CIS 278: Ethical Hacking CMPSC 281: Cybersecurity
  CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing
CIS 242: Advanced Database Management Systems 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 1 or Option 2: C++ or JAVA Sequence
CIS 236: Programming in C
CIS 246: Advanced C Using C++
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming I
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
  CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration
 CIS 269 CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms
  CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies
  CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives
CIS 223: JavaScript
CIS 234: Programming Server Pages
CMPSC 306: World Wide Web Applications II

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