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Computer Information Systems: Certificate


This 30-credit certificate program provides graduates with diverse computing knowledge to meet the computer and information system needs of organizations of all sizes. The program is designed to provide graduates with a solid foundation in computer systems and user support, network administration, and systems design.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Certificate in Computer Information Systems must be admitted to the School of Business.

Curricular Requirements

This program is available to students as a full-time or part-time study schedule and requires the completion of 30 credits.

All of:
  INFO 1111 Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software 3 credits
  INFO 1112 Principles of Program Structure and Design I 3 credits
  INFO 1113 System Analysis and Design 3 credits
  INFO 1211 Operating System Principles and Applications 3 credits
  INFO 1212 Networking Technologies I 3 credits
  INFO 1213 Web Application Development 3 credits
  INFO 1214 Discrete Mathematics for Information Technology 3 credits
  BUQU 1230 Business Statistics 3 credits
  PHIL 1150 Introduction to Formal Logic 3 credits
And one of:
  CMNS 1110 Fundamentals of Business Communication 3 credits
  CMNS 1140 Introduction to Professional Communication* 3 credits

* Students choosing to take CMNS 1140 rather than CMNS 1110 may be required to undertake English upgrading.

Other Information

Students enrolled in this program are expected to have their own laptop computers.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Computer Information Systems.

At a Glance

School of Business

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Certificate

Offered At:

  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 30

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2011

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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