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.

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

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 admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.