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Triton College

TC 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 Triton College (TC) 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 Triton College Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing RHT 101: Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective RHT 102: Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals SPE 101: Principles of Effective Speaking
MATH 112: College Algebra (preferred) MAT 110: College Algebra
MAT 111: Pre Calculus
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)**

Choose 1 Humanities; 1 Fine Arts and 1 Humanities or 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.

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 Triton College Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science  
CMPSC 126: Business Programming  
CMPSC 222: Visual Data  
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I CIS 190: Web Site Development
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design CIS 280: Business Systems Analysis Design
CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks CIS 210: Data Communication and Network Fundamentals
CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner CIS 276: Operating Systems Intro
CMPSC 281: Cybersecurity  
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design CIS 257: Access Programming
CMPSC 395: Computer Studies Capstone CIS 260: Cooperative Work Experience


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University Triton College Equivalent
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
CIS 121: Intro to Programming
CIS 255: C++ Programming
CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration CIS 212: Internetworking, Routing and Switch
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms CIS 295: Data Structures with C++
CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies  
CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives CIS 178, CIS 179, CIS 240, CIS 264
CMPSC 388: 300 level CMPSC Electives CIS 192: Server-Side Programming

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 Catalog 2019-2020