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Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER

Pathway: Business, Technology and Public Service

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Why Choose Computer Information Systems at PPSC

PPSC's Computer Information Systems program will give you the practical skills to support a variety of technologies. More than just fixing what's not working, CIS will teach you effective technology decision making that helps businesses thrive. Our instructors are experts in the field and stay up-to-date on rapid industry changes.


Computer Information System Classes you Might Take

A wide range of classes will get you to your degree or certificate.
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Focuses on an overview of the needs for and roles of computer information systems. Emphasizes computer requirements in organizations, history, hardware functions, programming systems development, and computer operations. Introduces computer applications.

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Introduces the basic concepts of relational databases, data storage, and retrieval. Covers database design, data modeling, transaction processing, and introduces the Structured Query Language for databases.

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Enables the student to understand and develop appropriate help desk techniques. Includes roles of help-desk personnel, and how to trouble shoot hardware and software problems.

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Earn College Credits While You Work

Internships are available for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher and a minimum of 30 credit hours in computer coursework. Earn college credits while working in local information technology organizations.

Deadlines to apply:

Summer - April 15th

Fall - July 15th

Spring - November 15th

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Program Learning Outcomes

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program can help launch a career in Information Technology (IT) or advance an existing IT career. Students will learn to:

  • Design, support and manage hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration.
  • Find and fix bugs in software.
  • Work with the tools and technologies used in today’s IT industry.

1st semester plan

Math & English Requirements

1st semester plan

  • CIS 1018 - Introduction to PC Applications 3 Credit Hour(s)or CSC 1005 - Computer Literacy 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • COM 1150 - Public Speaking 3 Credit Hour(s) or COM 1250 - Interpersonal Communication SS3 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • CSC 1020 - Problem Solving with (Software Package) 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • ENG 1031 - Technical Writing I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s) or ENG 1021 - English Composition I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • MAT 1340 - College Algebra MA1 4 Credit Hour(s)


Math & English Requirements

  • MAT 1340 - College Algebra MA1 4 Credit Hour(s)

  • ENG 1031 - Technical Writing I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)


  • ENG 1021 - English Composition I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)

Voices of PPSC

Sarah Geisler

Voices of PPSC

As a working adult in the midst of a career shift, I was nervous there would not be an educational program to fit my schedule. I was more than thrilled when I enrolled in PPSC's Computer Information Systems Programming Certificate, because it allowed me the flexibility of online or in-person classes. The professors were top notch and accessible, and the program didn't break the bank. I will be starting a new job in the IT field thanks to the education I received at PPSC.

Sarah Geisler
PPSC Alumni