UACCM Academics

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. Certificates of Proficiency in Computer Maintenance, Cybersecurity Fundamentals, and Networking Technology are designed for professionals seeking to add or refresh skills and are also useful stepping stones toward a higher degree. The Technical Certificate in CIS provides the technical skills required to install, maintain, and troubleshoot PCs. Upon completion, students may take exams leading to an A+ Certificate.

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
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Apprentice
  • Mid Level Cybersecurity Information Assurance

Degree/Certificate Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate general computer knowledge and concepts.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Proficiency in Cybersecurity Fundamentals will be able to:

  • Exhibit knowledge of information security and an understanding of security concepts.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Exhibit knowledge of information security and an understanding of security concepts.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate general computer knowledge and concepts.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with PC Software.
  • Exhibit knowledge of information security and an understanding of security concepts.

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.