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Kankakee Community College

KCC 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 Kankakee Community College (KCC) 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 Studies majors will find courses in mathematics or business complementary to this program.

General Education Courses

Saint Xavier University Kankakee Community College Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENGL 188: Transfer English Course
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals  
MATH 112: College Algebra preferred  
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours)
Choose 1 Physical Science and 1 Life Science  
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)
Choose 1 Humanities; 1 Fine Arts
1 Humanities or Fine Arts
Social and Behavioral Sciences/History (9 credit hours)
Choose 1 Social Science; 1 History
1 Social Science or History
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures within the U.S.  
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
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

Saint Xavier University Kankakee Community College Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science  
CMPSC 126: Business Programming  
CMPSC 222: Visual Data  
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I  
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design  
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.

Saint Xavier University Kankakee Community College Equivalent
Choose Option 1 or Option 2: C++ or JAVA Sequence
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  
CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives  
CMPSC 388: 300 level CMPSC Electives  

Additional Information

Please refer to the Computer Information Systems section of the SXU Academic Catalog for additional information.


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

As of Catalog 2019-2020