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Submitter's Information


Jeff Pallin


Dean, Workforce Innovation


Bay Area


Mission College

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Program Details

Program Title

Artificial Intelligence

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Computer Information Systems (070200)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

The Certificate of Achievement in Artificial Intelligence is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills required for a variety of entry level positions in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The program includes foundation courses in introduction to Artificial Intelligence, data analysis, machine learning, and deep learning.

Enrollment Completer Projections

Of the 5 core courses, here are the estimated enrollments. CIS007, 11 sections per year, total enrollment 300

CIS0S0, 1 section per year, total enrollment: 25

CIS0S1, 4 sections per year, total enrollment: 100 CIS053, 2 sections per year, total enrollment: 

50 CIS054, 1 section per year, total enrollment: 25

Some of the students in these classes are transfer bound or may seek other certificate or degrees. 

Estimated number of Certificate of

Achievement in Artificial Intelligence awarded annually is: 10-20

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

Program Learning Outcomes

•  Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing and data requirements appropriate to its 


• Incorporate Al components and models into system design.

•  Apply analytics and machine learning techniques and tools to implement an Al-based design.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

The Mission College Program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) will provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required for a variety of entry level positions in AI.  Students completing this Certificate of Achievement will learn Python Programming and Data Analysis, along with an Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Depp Learning.  These are the 5 required courses in the program, each earning 4 credit units, for a total of 20 units.

CIS 007 - Python Programming

CIS 050 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

CIS 051 - Introduction to Data Analysis

CIS 053 - Introduction to Machine Learning

CIS 054 - Introduction to Deep Learning

The program will be scheduled in a specific order and it is recommended the student follow the order of courses as the curriculum is cumulative. 

Program Requirements
(Y1 or S1)
CIS 007Python Programming4Y1 S1
CIS 050Introduction to Artificial Intelligence4Y1 S1
CIS 051Introduction to Data Analysis4Y1 S2
CIS 053Introduction to Machine Learning4Y1 S2
CIS 054Introduction to Deep Learning
4Y1 S2

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Bay Area Regional Questions

Goal of Program


Include any other information you would like to share.
This is a new program. We were able to use the LMI from Laney's Program Submission as the information is still relevant and accurate.
Please list similar programs at other colleges in the service area which may be impacted, including the name of the college, the name of the program that may be impacted, the name of the person you contacted and the outcome of that contact.
Laney College, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Tuan Nguyen, CIS Faculty

Submission Details

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11/15/23 - 12:23 PM



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