The first portion will cover various program offerings and academic pathways available for students interested in a career in the Information Technology field. Additional information for contacting CIS faculty for a given program or information for a given class can be found at:
No RSVP is needed, but feel free to email BAS-IS faculty member Rich Becker to let us know you're coming or to set up an individual appointment if you can't make it to an information session: firstname.lastname@example.org
BASIS Information Sessions in building 12 room 106 (12-106) from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on:
- Thursday, November 14, 2019
- Thursday, December 12, 2019
- Thursday, January 9, 2020
- Thursday, February 13, 2020
- Thursday, March 12, 2020
- Thursday, April 9, 2020
- Thursday, May 14, 2020
-Thursday, June 11, 2020
Earn a BAS-IS degree at OC and equip yourself for a broad range of IT careers.
BAS-IS Web site for more details!
What are your academic goals?
Two-year degree or transfer to a four-year college?
CIS offers several degrees (~100 credits) that transfer to selected schools, like University of Washington-Tacoma (UW-T) Institute of Technology Computer Science and Systems and Old Dominion University (ODU), as well as being a two year standalone Associate in Applied Science (90+cr) degrees.
See the transfer notes in each pathway below fro more details.
The following shorter certificates (~25 credits and below) allow you to
focus on a specific topic to allow you to obtain a Certificate of Completion
or Certificate of Recognition.
Some of these certificate can be completed in two quarters.
CIS 155 Web Development I
Students are introduced to HTML5 elements and CSS3 to develop simple Web pages that integrate responsive (mobile) design, media, tables, and forms to produce consistent, navigable Web sites. (Prior to Summer 2019, CIS 155 was 5 credits)
CIS 182 Networking Concepts
This course is designed to introduce LAN/WAN terminology, design, topologies, protocols,
various network hardware components, software, cabling and connectivity.
What should I do if my math and English placements are low?
If your Math and English assessments place you below ENGL&101 English Composition I and/or MATH&141 Precalculus I: Algebra, please consider taking the necessary prerequisites, like ENGL 099 and MATH 099, as soon as possible to better prepare yourself for learning. Many CIS classes have strong math and communication expectations. These are great classes to take in the summer as well.
What should I take over the summer?
If you are having difficulty finding classes during the summer quarter, you may want to consider taking classes like CMST&210 Interpersonal Communications or SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology. See non-CIS class in your program of choice for options to complete your general educational requirements.
What do I do next?
The following is a brief description of what you need to do to start taking classes at Olympic College.
Please consult the Olympic College catalog and contact Enrollment Services for more details at
360-475-7479 or 1-800-259-6718 Ext. 7479 or email to email@example.com. For more detailed information, please see the Olympic College's Getting Started page.
Take the ACCUPLACER assessment for math and English placement. The earlier the better.
Contact a CIS faculty or the
Advising & Counseling Center
for advising needs. The key contact faculty for each pathway or certificate can be found near the bottom of each corresponding page. The Advising & Counseling Center can provide assistance as well, especially during breaks and summer when faculty may not be available. The primary Entry Advisor for all CIS programs is Steve Quinn (firstname.lastname@example.org). To make an advising appointment contact him directly or call the Advising & Counseling Center at 360-475-7530.
Most classes require a textbook. They can be obtained from the
Olympic College bookstore.
It is best to have the required text before class begins. The shelves are listed by class with the required text.
The staff is very helpful.
They can be reached at 360-475-7420 or 1-800-259-6718 Ext. 7420.
Make a note of the day, time, and location of your class. Best to arrive a few minutes before class begins.
Some classes meet daily, others Mon/Wed/Fri, others Tue/Thur, some meet on Saturday, many are available online, and some are a mix of ground and online as hybrids.
For onlines classes, please check each faculty's Web page for directions to their Web sites.
Make the time to become a great student. Education takes time. As a rule of thumb, for every credit you take, you should expect to spend three hours per week throughout the quarter to give yourself the opportunity to be successful. That is why a full-time student who takes 15 credit hours is called a full-time student. Their educational time is equal to a full-time job of 40 hours or more!