Computer Information Systems (CIS)

about Computer Information Systems (CIS)

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program will prepare you for entry level business positions requiring the use of computer applications, and will qualify you in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and database management applications. More advanced students may enroll in telecommunications and computer networking courses.

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2021-2022 Catalog

Course Descriptions and Program Requirements

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What you will learn:

The CIS department offers a wide range of courses focusing on computer literacy, from which you will gain knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses. You’ll gain three levels of proficiency, which we call T-O-P:

    • Terminology – Ability to read, write, and understand “geek” language.
    • Operations – Ability to use computers to get work done, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and database management.
    • Programming – Ability to code instructions for computers to operate on desktops, networks, and on the internet.

In some instances, if you have with work experience in the above mentioned areas you may challenge courses based on that experience. If you are seeking advanced placement, you must meet with an instructor to verify your knowledge and skills.

Recommended Course Sequence

See College Catalog for required pre-requisites for CIS courses.

What can I do with a degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Certificates of Proficiency in Computer Information Systems are currently offered in:

    • Computer Applications – Weekend Computer College
    • Desktop Support Technician
    • Web Publishing

These Certificates prepare you for entry-level business opportunities requiring the use of computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and geographical information systems (GIS) programs.  Our CIS program courses also prepare you for transfer to a 4-year university.  Advanced students take programming courses, help desk and networking courses, help desk and networking courses, and web publishing courses.


Patrick McDermott, CIS Faculty

Gary Perkins, CIS Faculty

Manuel Uy, CIS, Mathematics, and Physics Faculty

Anthony Villegas, CIS Faculty