Computer Information Systems

  • Overview
  • Pathways
For students interested in applying knowledge of microcomputer operating systems, software, and networks to business needs. The program teaches the use of current application packages in databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and website design and administration, single-user and network operating systems, network administration and design, and database development and programming. A foundation of business courses is included.
  • Curriculum documents

    To plan degree completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Computer Information Systems program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Computer Information Systems program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
    ACC 121 or ACC 151
    BUS 111
    ENG Comp. I
    CIS 140
    MAT 107 or higher
    CIS 150
    CIS 145
    CIS 141
    ENG Comp. II
    Program elective
    BUS 116
    CIS 180
    CIS 151
    CIS course
    Liberal Arts elective
    ECO 101 or ECO 102
    PSY 101 or SOC 101
    CIS course
    CIS course
    Liberal Arts elective
    Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
    ACC 121 or ACC 151
    ENG Comp. I
    CIS 140
    CIS 141
    ENG Comp. II
    BUS 111
    CIS 145
    CIS 180
    CIS 150
    MAT 107 or higher
    Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4
    BUS 116
    CIS course
    ECO 101 or ECO 102
    CIS 151
    PSY 101 or SOC 101
    CIS course
    Program elective
    Liberal Arts elective
    CIS course
    Liberal Arts elective

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Employment as the microcomputer specialist, consultant, or technical support person in a variety of business settings, or transfer to a four-year program.

The Computer Information Systems program has associated certificates that can “stack” into the degree. Depending on course selection, if you’re enrolled in this program you can earn one of the following certificates halfway through completing your degree:

These programs are a great way to increase your earning power and job potential with a marketable career certificate while you’re still working toward your degree. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes!

Learn more about our degree and certificate and pathways »