If you're a big picture thinker who is interested in which technology works best in a given situation, we have the program for you.

Computer Information Systems (CIS) is engaging, lucrative, and in demand. Blending business and technology, a career in CIS is a hybrid of sorts that will engage your technical, analytical, and communication skills to work in a business environment.


At Harford Community College, we offer a computer information systems degree and certificate options that can prepare you for transfer or immediate transition into an entry-level position in the computer field.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Applied Science

Programming Certificate

Software Certificate

Unix Certificate


No. of Credits:

Associate of Applied Science: 60



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Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your computer information systems studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in computer applications for business through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Introduction to Information Sciences

Computer Operating Systems

Introduction to UNIX

Introduction to Networks

Computer Systems and Procedures

Fundamentals of Network Security

MS Windows Server Operating System

Programming II: Java

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree in computer information systems at Harford, you can work towards your bachelor's degree and/or start a career working for a business or corporation in computer science while giving you the opportunity to thrive as a business person.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • Towson University

Potential Careers

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager

  • Computer Programmer

  • Computer Simulation/Gaming Engineer

  • Computer User Support Specialist

  • Database Administrator

  • Network and Internet Specialist

  • Software Specialist


Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.