This 60-credit diploma 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, systems design and foundational programming.
Faculty's website: kpu.ca/business
Department's website: kpu.ca/business/computer-information-systems-diploma
The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
Students intending to graduate with this School of Business diploma must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:
- In good academic standing with the University
- Completion of a minimum of 15 credits of undergraduate coursework.
The diploma program requires a minimum of 60 credits of required courses. The diploma program with Co-operative Education requires an additional 19 credits of Co-op Education courses.
Note: BC Math 11 Foundations with a minimum grade of C+ (or an equivalent course) is a prerequisite for several INFO courses in Year 1. Consult an Academic Advisor to plan your course selections accordingly.
or MATH 1140
or Calculus I (Business Applications)
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Introduction to Statistics for Business|
|INFO 1111||Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software||3|
|INFO 1112||Principles of Program Structure and Design I||3|
|INFO 1113||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|INFO 1211||Operating Systems Principles And Applications||3|
|INFO 1212||Networking Technologies I||3|
|INFO 1213||Web Application Development||3|
|INFO 1214||Discrete Mathematics for Information Technology||3|
|PHIL 1150||Introduction to Formal Logic||3|
|BUSI 1110||Fundamentals of Business in Canada||3|
|CMNS 1140||Introduction to Professional Communication||3|
|ENGL 1100||Introduction to University Writing||3|
|INFO 2311||Networking Technologies II||3|
|INFO 2312||Database Management Systems||3|
|INFO 2313||Object-Oriented Programming||3|
|INFO 2315||Data Structure||3|
|INFO 2411||Foundations of Computer Security||3|
|INFO 2413||System Development Project||3|
|INFO 2416||Server Operating Systems||3|
Students enrolled in this program are expected to have their own laptop computers.
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Computer Information Systems.
The Computer Information Systems diploma is offered with a Co-operative Education option. Co-operative Education gives a student the opportunity to apply the skills gained during academic study in paid, practical work experience semesters. Students can complete two work semesters while completing their diploma. Work terms generally occur full-time in separate 4 month work semesters but may also be available part-time over an 8 month continuous (parallel) placement. Work semesters alternate with academic study.
Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op Option must meet the following requirements:
Declaration and Entrance Requirements
- Declaration into the Diploma in Computer Information Systems program.
- Good Academic Standing
- Maximum of 30 credits completed
Work Term and Program Continuance Requirements
Procedures for enrollment in Co-operative Education work terms are outlined in the COOP course descriptions. Conditions for continuance in the program are:
- Successful completion of COOP 1101 prior to completing 30 credits
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Instructor Permission
Co-op Course Requirements
The Co-operative Education designation requires successful completion of the following courses:
|COOP 1101||Job Search Techniques||1|
|COOP 1150||Co-op Work Semester 1||9|
|COOP 2150||Co-op Work Semester 2||9|
Note: These COOP courses must be completed sequentially. COOP 1150, or COOP 2150 may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters as COOP 1150A/COOP 1150B, or COOP 2150A/COOP 2150B. COOP courses can only be used to satisfy the Co-op designation and cannot be used to satisfy other curricular requirements of the program.
In addition to the requirements stated above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.
Upon successful completion of this program with co-operative education, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Computer Information Systems, Co-operative Education Option.
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