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

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Communication (9 credit hours)
RHT 101: Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
RHT 102: Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
SPE 101: Principles of Effective Speaking COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
MAT 110: College Algebra
MAT 111: Pre Calculus
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 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.
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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  CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science
  CMPSC 126: Business Programming
  CMPSC 222: Visual Data
CIS 190: Web Site Development CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I
CIS 280: Business Systems Analysis Design CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 210: Data Communication and Network Fundamentals CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks
CIS 276: Operating Systems Intro CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner
  CMPSC 281: Cybersecurity
  CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing
CIS 257: Access Programming CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design
CIS 260: Cooperative Work Experience CMPSC 395: Computer Studies Capstone


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

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

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