Program Description

This curriculum prepares the student to enter the industry as an entry level E-Commerce developer, or as an entrepreneur seeking to move an existing business to the internet. Fundamental concepts of the technology and business practices used to build a successful business on the Internet are stressed during the course of this program.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Given a simple and clearly defined common business need, students will be capable of recommending one or more potential e-commerce hardware and/or software solution to meet the needs of the client.
  2. Apply skills needed to: 

Develop a fully-functioning e-commerce website 

Create a marketing and advertising program for a client business utilizing industry-standard e-commerce tools.

3. Obtain an entry-level position in industry developing e-commerce capable websites.


Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 12

Required Courses

  • CIS 010 – Introduction to Information Systems (3)
  • CIS 050 – Survey of E-Commerce/E-Business Technology (3)
  • CIS 055 – Introduction to E-Business Practices (3)
  • CIS 060 – E-Commerce Fundamentals (3)

Recommended electives:

  • BUS 009 – Introduction to Business (3)
  • BUS 012B – Business Law Transactions & Organizations (3)
  • BUS 012A – Business Law (3)
  • BUS 116 – Small Business Management (3)
  • BUS 151 – International Marketing (3)
  • BUS 153 – International Business Law (3)
  • CIS 190 – Web Server Development (3)