Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:34 PM
Usually Computer Science 1 2 and 3 or any variant on that is the foundations of computer science. History of it, who the big players were, what the ancient tech was like and how it has evolved into that which we use today.
Programming might be covered. Do you have examples of places? That might give us a better idea about what the courses are.
CIS is Computer Information Systems. Basically it's Computer Science but practically applied. I learned programming, data structures, networking, the foundations of everything you'd use in an Information Technology related job role. Some programs that have CIS or CS degrees will offer tracks. Like the Networking track or the Programming track. Where you're still learning the core of the program but as you get into the higher level courses you're taking more networking related things or more programming related things. It's usually for those people that know what they want to do and want to have a good background in it when they get out.
Another great thing to look for is Certification courses. Such as for CCNA. Certain Uni's will offer a 4 part course (usually) which teaches you the fundamentals needed for a certification while getting your degree. You still have to sit for and pass the certification test but it beats reading it out of a book and studying on your own and is usually included in tuition.
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