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Computer Information Systems certificate — Web Design and Animation option

This option provides students with a solid, broad-based background covering many aspects of Web Design and Computer Animation. Students in this option will take the core courses required for all Web Design and Animation students, with additional CIS/COMP and other courses to reflect both their own interests, and the current demands of employers. Graduates of this option will work in a wide variety of positions within many types of web design and IT companies.

Students who wish to continue on to attain the diploma or degree are advised to take the courses listed for the first year of the degree or to take courses that apply as course requirements to the diploma or degree.

Note: Students entering the program without any computer literacy skills are advised to take CIS 100.

Entrance requirements

Entrance to this program is through the BCIS degree. Students in the degree can apply for the CIS certificate once they have completed the necessary coursework.

Program outline

One of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
CIS 145 Web Publishing 3
CIS 146 Web Publishing – Intermediate 3

One of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
CIS 160 Introductory Web Graphics and Animation 3
CIS 162 Introduction to Animation 3

Two of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
CIS 145 Web Publishing 3
CIS 146 Web Publishing – Intermediate 3
CIS 160 Introductory Web Graphics and Animation 3
CIS 162 Introduction to Animation 3
CIS 165 3D Animation 4
CIS 185 Introduction to Programming Using Media 4
 or COMP 150 Introduction to Programming  
 or CIS 180 Introduction to Visual Programming 4

One of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
CMNS 175 Writing for the Internet 3
CMNS 375 Document Design, Desktop and Web Publishing 3
CMNS 125 Business Communications 3

Four of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
VA 180 Digital Photography I 3
VA 117 Intro to Animation Drawing 3
GD 157 Primary Digital Graphics 3
GD 258 Graphic Design for the Web 3
VA 160 Introduction To Video Production 3

Mandatory portfolio course:

Course Title Credits
CIS 140 Web Design Portfolio Project 3

Note: courses counted toward one requirement can not be used to meet another.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.


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