2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems - Business Systems Analyst Advanced Certificate

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PGM Code – 503L

Program Description This advanced certificate emphasizes a systems approach to understanding and solving business problems specifically related to the acquisition or development of information systems. The core courses introduce students to a variety of methods and tools for understanding problems and identifying system requirements.

This certificate will prepare students for a variety of roles that require the ability to research problems, gather requirements, document system specifications and make recommendations for information systems. Upon completion of this certificate students may be qualified for the following jobs:

  • Systems Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Information Technology Analyst
  • Business Requirements Analyst
  • IT Project Manager

Entry Requirements This certificate begins at an advanced level and is design for students already in the IT field. Students entering this program will need to complete a portfolio of prior learning by taking CIS 116 . The portfolio will be used to waive entry-level courses and place students in the appropriate advanced courses. Please see a CIS faculty adviser for more information.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Certificate Requirements This certificate is awarded upon a student’s completion of a minimum of 40 credits of Program Requirements as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 within the program requirements. Students planning to continue on to two-year degrees should plan ahead while working toward their certificate. For a smooth transition from certificate to degree, students should see a CIS adviser at their earliest opportunity.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

The adviser for this program is
Marti Baker | mbaker@edcc.edu | 425.640.1766

Department Contact Information
Computer Information Systems | www.edcc.edu/cis | 425.640.1902

Gainful Employment
Gainful employment information  is available for this program.

Advising Note

This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Program Requirements for this degree/certificate, students will be able to:
  • Implement and apply the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) methods and tools to a given business problem.
  • Use modeling methods to elicit and document business data requirements.
  • Explain principles and roles of information management and metadata in business.
  • Describe enterprise system architectures and apply systems planning methodologies.

II. Program Electives (5 credits)

 Choose one (1) of the following recommended choices for Programming or Business Management concentration.

Program Electives Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate the following Learning Outcome from Program Elective courses:

Demonstrate a breadth or depth of knowledge and skill, according to the students’ independent selection of degree elective courses or according to the program’s specialized areas of focus.


Adviser’s Signature and Date

Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12

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