Programming - CIS

students working on their computers

Overview & Requirements

This program is designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skills in CIS programing and prepare them for entrylevel employment and future educational opportunities in their field of choice.

What You'll Learn

Essential Knowledge and Skills (competencies)

  • Understand how a computer works and can be used to enhance success in a business environment
  • Learn to design, write, test, and debug programs to solve business problems using multiple programming languages, including HTML, CSS, Javascript, Java Swing, and .NET (C#)
  • Learn to contribute in a team environment with other software developers
  • Learn to communicate in a business environment to meet technology needs

Careers in this field

  • General Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • System Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CS 101 Introduction to Programming 2
CIT 160 Introduction to Programming 3
CIT 230 Web Frontend Development 3
CIT 260 Object Oriented Programming 3
CIT 360 Object Oriented Development 3
CIT 365 .NET Software Development 3
CIT 366 Full Web Stack Development 3
CS 124 Introduction to Software Development 3

For more information regarding the courses and requirements in this program, please visit the BYU-Idaho online course catalog, but please note that not all programs listed in the catalog are available online.

For any further questions regarding course scheduling or sequencing, please contact Pathway Student Support.

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

BYU-Idaho Online Courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.