Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
For more information: Contact Prof. Paul Nesbitt,
443-412-2101, firstname.lastname@example.org; Prof. AC Chapin,
443-412-2136, email@example.com; Prof. John Mayhorne,
443-412-2382, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Advising, Career,
and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
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Computer Information Systems (CIS) is the study of the use
of computers in business applications. The CIS curriculum
presents computer literacy, program design, programming
languages and electives in software, network and Internet
applications. CIS students may pursue careers as computer
programmers, computer simulation/gaming engineers,
software specialists, computer user support specialists,
network and Internet specialists.
Computer Information Systems is a career-oriented program focusing on the use of computers in business. Students who successfully complete the Computer Information Systems degree will:
- Analyze the use of commercial software applications, hardware, networks, programming, and other technologies in information systems at a level of competence appropriate to joining the workforce.
- Use, maintain and modify existing information systems.
- Design and implement new information systems.
- Demonstrate the skills to work in a business environment including working in teams, project management, and professional and effective communication with a wider audience.
The CIS program transfers well to four-year colleges, although
it is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the
computer field. One option for students interested in a Bachelor’s
degree is HCC’s dual admissions program with the University of
Maryland University College. Interested students should contact
The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of
Labor forecasts that careers in the computer industry are expected
to increase faster than average through 2014. The report indicates
continuing growth of the computer industry.
A number of opportunities will be available in Harford County as
additional Computer Information Systems positions are created
through the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program.
Recommended Course Sequence
*Any CIS course(s) may be taken to satisfy CSI/CIS electives.