Computer Information Systems (CIS)
CIS offers associate and baccalaureate programs that introduce students to basic computing concepts while allowing them to develop the basic skills required to begin a career. Courses start the student along the path for professional certifications. Options, minors, and certificates are also available. CIS courses are taught in computer labs so students can learn and practice skills.
The CIS program offers high level training for computer programmers and microcomputer application specialists. Schedules offer a range of day, evening and weekend classes.
Graduates of the AAB/BS CIS program are expected to qualify for such positions as programmer trainees, programmer/analysts, software developers, computer operators, or network specialists in business, industry, and government organizations.
See the job outlook for computer and information systems managers from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Degrees that we offer
We offer the following educational pathways for our students:
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Minor degrees will be awarded only at the time a student receives a baccalaureate degree and only if the overall GPA for the minor courses is at least 2.0
Regional/Local Cisco Networking Academy
The Cisco Networking Academy Program centers on teaching students to design, build, and maintain computer networks.
Students receive hands-on experience with state-of-the-art networking equipment to prepare them for the 21st century workplace.
The program also prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam.