Degrees & Certificates
The Computer and Information Systems program is designed for persons:
- Preparing for entry-level employment in computer support.
- Already in business who desire skills update and enhancement.
- Who desire an associate or advanced degree. A wide range of career opportunities are available in software support, networking, and programming.
The Computer Information Systems degree program is designed around a core curriculum and three distinct options. The program's core provides a strong introduction to computer concepts, software applications, operating systems, networking, microcomputer servicing, Internet, math, human relations and writing. To gain practical work-related experience, students complete 99 hours of cooperative work experience in a related setting.
To earn an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems, the student must complete 67 core credits and an additional 27-28 credits of CIS electives. Students must complete all CIS courses with a grade of C or better. By careful selection of their CIS elective courses tudents may elect to complete an option in one or more of our three emphasis areas: Networking, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), and Computer Support Services. If a student selects CIS electives to complete the requirements for one of the three options, the AAS degree awarded also specifies the emphasis area successfully completed. To earn the Computer Information Systems one-year Certificate, the student completes 46 credits, all the CIS courses with a grade of C or better.
The Computer Aided Drafting option prepares students for entry-level employment in the drafting field. Students will prepare for advanced applications through an introductory set of CAD-based curriculum. They will gain experience using dedicated architectural, mechanical, civil and rendering software. Upon completion, the student will be prepared to take a national skill-based certification exam.
The Computer Support option prepares students to provide technical assistance to computer system users, answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone or from remote location. Other responsibilities may include providing support for computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, spreadsheets, database, electronic mail and operating systems.
The Networking option prepares students for entry-level positions in network administration. Network specialists have the abilities to design, create, manage and maintain computer networks for small businesses. Courses cover both hardware and software and closely follow major industry certification requirements.
- For Information about Computer Aided Drafting please see CAD Program
- For Geographic Information Systems information please see GIS Program
- For Health Information Systems information please see HIT Program