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Career-Specific Program Overview

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Computer Information Systems Technology

The Computer Information Systems Technology (CIS) program is designed to provide students with computer repair, networking, and programming skills that will prepare them for careers in today’s information technology (IT) field.

With an emphasis on industry-standard certifications, the CIS program provides an in-depth understanding of the skills employers are looking for in their IT staff. This program is not just classroom-based; instruction takes place in a hands-on laboratory environment that provides real-world experience in applying the skills valued by employers.

Career Opportunities

  • Network administrator
  • Help desk specialist
  • Service technician

Degree/Certificate Requirements

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Maintenance will be able to:

  • Install and configure various hardware and peripheral devices.
  • Use appropriate Microsoft operating system features and tools.
  • Diagnose computer system components and perform scheduled and preventative maintenance.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Proficiency in Networking Technology will be able to:

  • Exhibit knowledge and use of various networking technologies.
  • Create various network types and topologies.
  • Install and configure basic information security protocols and software.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Technical Certificate in Computer Information Systems Technology will be able to:

  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain basic operating systems.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain computer hardware and peripheral devices.
  • Install, configure, and maintain common software applications.
  • Install, configure, and maintain basic security software.
  • Use basic programming.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems Technology will be able to:

  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer advanced operating systems
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer computer networks.
  • Install, configure, and maintain advanced security software.
  • Use advanced programming.