The Computer Information Systems degree program prepares students with both problem solving and technical skills needed to assist organizations in conducting business and operating more efficiently. The demand for individuals with experience in software, hardware, data, and networks increases daily as all organizations rely on computer and information technology.
The U.S. Department of Labor projects computer information systems related occupations to grow 12 percent through 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage was $88,240 in May 2019. Employment is expected to grow as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated technologies. The need for computer specialists to use their knowledge and skills in a problem-solving capacity will be a major factor in the rising demand for information systems specialists.
Career choices for students in this curriculum include computer programmer, systems analyst, information systems specialist, information technology specialist, network administrator, and database administrator.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply technical knowledge and skills to provide practical solutions to real-world problems.
- Design, implement, test, and debug programs that employ fundamental programming constructs.
- Utilize the three basic principles of object-oriented design: encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism.
- Work as a team member in a problem-solving situation.
Emily Welch Ruth ’19
“In the Computer Information Systems (CIS) program, I enjoyed the small class sizes, personalized attention and knowledgeable faculty, which has proved to be invaluable in both my personal and professional growth. Niagara County Community College (NCCC) provided me with a great foundation on which to build my future career. I would advise any student in the CIS program to take advantage of all the amazing resources and opportunities that NCCC has to offer. After graduating, I seamlessly transferred to the University of Buffalo to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems.”
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