Computer Information Systems

  • Overview
  • Certificates
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

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
Liberal Arts elective
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 180
CIS course
Program 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 degree pathways »