Computer Information Systems

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Program Description

The Computer Information Systems program prepares students to work as computer network specialists or in their own networking and repair businesses. Students will learn to install, configure and troubleshoot computer networks. Individuals with the skills to design, implement and maintain computer networks are in high demand. Students in this program are required to submit a graduation portfolio. Contact the program instructor(s) for more information.

Nature of Work

Computer networking specialists provide a variety of services, from design to administration of the local area network which connects staff within an organization. These individuals oversee the network and its computing environment, including hardware, systems software, applications software and all other computer-related configurations.

Certificates and Degree

The Computer Information System program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree with connecting certificates. This program is part of the Information Technology Career Cluster.​​​​​

Computer Information System – AAS Degree: 64 Credit Hours

Fall Semester Credit Hrs.
CIS107 ​ Intro. to Operating Systems 3​
CIS108​ Introduction to Computing​ ​3
​CIS160 ​Computer Hardware Concepts ​3
​CSC101 ​Introduction to Computer Applications ​3
​Elective ​3
    ​15
Spring Semester Credit Hrs.
CIS109 Introduction to Programming ​3
CIS150 ​Fundamentals of Networking ​3
CIS136 Networking Essentials ​3
ENG101 ​Composition I ​3
GT 150 ​Applied Mathematics ​3
GT 235 ​Problem Solving Techniques ​2
    ​17
Fall Semester Credit Hrs.
CIS208 ​Network Security Concepts ​3
CIS209 ​Windows Server Operating Systems ​3
  ​Humanities OR Social/Behavioral Science ​3
  ​Health Science* ​2 or 3
  ​Elective* ​3 or 4
    ​15
Spring Semester Credit Hrs.
CIS222 ​Computer Forensics ​3
CIS245 ​Computer Information Systems Projects ​4
CIS205 ​CIS Internship ​4
  ​Elective ​6
    ​17
*If a 2 credit hour Health Science is taken, then Elective must be a General Education course
 

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 Gainful Employment

 
Computer and Network Technician Certificate: 12 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
CIS107 Intro to Operating Systems 3
CIS160 Computer Hardware Concepts 3
CIS136 Networking Essentials ​3
CIS150 ​Fundamentals of Networking ​3

Computer Forensics Certificate: 26 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
​CSC101 ​Introduction to Computer Applications ​3
CIS107 Intro to Operating Systems 3
CIS160 Computer Hardware Concepts 3
CIS150 Fundamentals of Networking 3
CIS208 Network Security Concepts 3
CIS222 Computer Forensics 3
CIS109 Introduction to Programming ​3
GT 235 ​Problem Solving Techniques ​2
CJ 102 Survey of Criminal Investigation 3

Computer Information Technology Certificate: 26 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
​CSC101 ​Introduction to Computer Applications ​3
CIS109 Introduction to Programming ​3
CIS107 Intro. to Operating Systems 3
CIS160 Computer Hardware Concepts 3
CIS150 Fundamentals of Networking 3
CIS209 ​Windows Server Operating Systems ​3
CIS208 Network Security Concepts 3
GT 150 Applied Mathematics 3
GT 235 Problem Solving Techniques 2

Cyber Security Certificate: 18 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
CIS107 Intro. to Operating Systems 3
CIS109 Introduction to Programming ​3
CIS136 Networking Essentials ​3
CIS150 Fundamentals of Networking 3
CIS208 Network Security Concepts 3
CIS211 Cyber Security 3

Enterprise Computer Network Specialist Certificate: 15 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
CIS107 Intro to Operating Systems 3
CIS160 Computer Hardware Concepts 3
CIS136 Networking Essentials ​3
CIS150 Fundamentals of Networking 3
CIS208 Network Security Concepts 3

Server Administrator Certificate: 15 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
CIS107 Intro. to Operating Systems 3
CIS109 Introduction to Programming ​3
CIS160 Computer Hardware Concepts 3
CIS136 Networking Essentials ​3
CIS209 ​Windows Server Operating Systems ​3