School of Business and Technology

Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems degrees and certificates are designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain a position in the specialties of E-commerce, database3 design, game development and programming, and Linux system management. Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate basic level of competency in programming and logic skills.
  • Utilize web technologies.
  • Use productivity software effectively (word processing, spreadsheets, and database software).
  • Identify an area of interest through the selection of elective courses.
  • Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Present conclusions effectively, orally and in writing.

Students can also elect to transfer to four-year institutions. Since four-year schools differ greatly in their requirements, students should select courses from the general education requirements and electives list that will best fit the program of the school to which they intend to transfer. 

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution usually choose between information systems or technical computing. Those interested in information systems need a background in mathematics, economic, and accounting in addition to information systems while those interested in technical computing need a strong background in mathematics and computing theory. 

Degree graduates in information systems will find employment as programmers, application engineers, systems analysts, operations research, or database management. Degree graduates in technical computing will find employment as programmers or application engineers in scientific and engineering applications, graphics, operating systems.

Upon completion of a bachelor's degree, graduates can find jobs as accountants and auditors working in private industry or the government. The average annual salary of computer and information systems support personnel is $54,000.

Faculty David L. Anderson
Office: M-107
(708) 456-0300, Ext. x3968

Michael McGuire
Office: M-107
(708) 456-0300, Ext. x3716
Degree and Certificates
 Computer Information Systems Degree (Associate in Applied Science - C207A)
 Computer Network and Telecom Systems Degree (Associate in Applied Science - C207F)
 Computer Science (Information Systems) Degree (Associate in Science - U230A11)
 Computer Science (Technical) Degree (Associate in Science - U230A12)
 A+ Microcomputer Technician Certificate - C407N
 Computer Applications Certificate - C407P
 Linux Professional Certificate - C406Q
 Network Management Certificate - C407M
 Office Applications - Prep for Microsoft Certification - C407O
 Web Technologies Certificate - C407J
 Windows Programming Advanced Certificate - C515C
 Virtual Assistant Certificate - C407R
 Computer Information Systems Courses


Curriculum/Plan of Study

C207A, C407P, C407Q, C407O, C407R, C407J, C515C, C207F, C407N, C407M

Program Affiliations


For Students

Students should contact Michael McGuire
Office: M-107
(708) 456-0300, Ext. x3716
Email:   for all program related questions.


Students should contact Michael McGuire
Office: M-107
(708) 456-0300, Ext. x3716
Email: for all program related questions.