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Computer Information Systems
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Computer Information Systems certificate — Web Design and Animation option

Note: This program is under review and unavailable until further notice.

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 requirements for the CIS certificate are the same as those for the BCIS degree. Please see the BCIS section for complete details.

Students who do not meet these requirements might consider Qualifying Studies.

When to apply

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.

How to apply

1. Apply online at ufv.ca/admissions/admissions/apply.

Additional documents required for a complete application:
• Proof of B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or permission from the program head.
• Transcript (or interim transcript) showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements.

• An official transcript from every post-secondary institution you have attended. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details. Unofficial copies may accompany the application form if official transcripts have been ordered.

2. Upon admission to the program you will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required prior to registration (see the Fees and Other Costs section). The deposit will be applied to the tuition fees. Final payment of all course fees is due the end of the second week of classes.

3. In some cases where interim transcripts are submitted, an admission decision may be made conditional upon completion of academic requirements. Proof of completion of entrance requirements is due by the end of the first week in August.

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 appropriate CIS/COMP courses related to web design and animation:

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  
CIS 245 Intermediate Web Programming
4
CIS 262 Web-Based Computer Game Development
3

Note: Other courses related to web design and animation may be considered on an individual basis. These must be approved in advance by the CIS department head.

One of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
CMNS 175 Writing for the Internet 3
CMNS 375 Understanding Design for Print Publications 3
CMNS 125 Introduction to Workplace Communication 3

Four appropriate VA/GD/CMNS courses related to web design and animation:

Course Title Credits
VA 180 Digital Photography I 3
VA 117 Intro to Animation Drawing 3
VA 160 Introduction To Video Production 3
GD 157 Digital Design Media I
3
GD 158 Designing with Adobe Photoshop (previously offered)
2
GD 201 Interactive Design I
3
GD 215 Graphic Design (previously offered) 3
GD 216 Drawing and Illustration II
3
GD 231 Dynamic Media II: Animation and Character Modeling
3
GD 260 Graphic and Digital Design I (formerly GD 161)
3
GD 358 Interactive Design for Portfolio (formerly GD 258)
3
CMNS 375 Understanding Design for Print Publications
3

Note: Other courses related to web design and animation may be considered on an individual basis. These must be approved in advance by the CIS department head.

Mandatory portfolio course:

Course Title Credits
CIS 141 Web Design Portfolio Project 3

Note: Courses counted toward one requirement cannot be used to meet another.

Undergraduate continuance

Students must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from the University. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Undergraduate Continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.