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Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC 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 Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) 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.

The Computer Information Systems is a program specifically designed to create a career-ready graduate. The emphasis is on mastering the skills required to design, implement and manage technology for the IT-enabled organization.

General Education Courses

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing COM 101
ENGL 188: Transfer English Course COM 102
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals COM 103
MATH 112: College Algebra (preferred) MTH 141
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: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

Choose IAI approved course/s
Social and Behavioral Sciences/History (9 credit hours)
Choose from the Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education Choose IAI approved course/s
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Within the U.S. *See IAI waiver note
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Outside of U.S. *See IAI waiver note
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 Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science  
CMPSC 126: Business Programming  
CMPSC 222: Visual Data  
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I MIS 141
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design MIS 291
CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks LAN 121
CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner LAN 220
CMPSC 281: Cybersecurity LAN 153 or LAN 241
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design MIS 292
CMPSC 395: Computer Studies Capstone  


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
Choose Option I or Option II at MVCC (C++ or JAVA sequence)
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
Option I: CSC 140, CSC 240 (C++) and recommend MIS 176
Option II: CSC 140, MIS 176, MIS 276 (JAVA)
CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration LAN 246
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms Preference is to take at SXU
CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies LAN 266
CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives MIS 276; CSC 206; LAN 221; 230; 233; 241; 243; 246; 251; 253; 256; 263; 269; 271; 272; 273; 274
CMPSC 388: 300 level CMPSC Electives MIS 251

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

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