Department of Computer Information Systems


Computer Information Systems at Scottsdale Community College (CIS@SCC) teaches students to:

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Learn IT

Our students learn cutting edge technology in state-of-the-art learning environments with:

  • CIS faculty with extensive industry experience
  • Small class sizes with individualized attention
  • Flexible learning formats
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Apply IT

Our students master the latest technology in experiential learning classrooms.

Our industry-relevant curriculum is constantly updated to respond to the fast paced marketplace.

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Connect IT

Our students gain invaluable real-world experience. Through partnerships with local businesses and government agencies, CIS @ SCC provides internships and service-learning opportunities for career-bound students. Learn more at Connect IT.

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Start IT

Interested in enrolling in [email protected]? Contact our CIS Department Academic Advisor, Ms. Sara Beakley-Mercill, today!

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Connect IT

CIS @ SCC provides internships, professional events, and service-learning opportunities for career-bound students to connect with local businesses and government agencies.

Configuring Your IT Career Event

CIS @ SCC’s annual event designed to help CIS majors prepare to work in the IT industry. This event includes a keynote speaker and a discussion panel with IT professionals and CIS @ SCC alumni.

CIS Avnet Tech Games

Avnet Games

  • CIS @ SCC student teams participate in the Avnet Tech Games each spring.
  • In 2013, a CIS @ SCC student team won the Accenture Green Data Challenge.
  • Each winning team member received a $1,000 scholarship for Avnet for their efforts.
  • The game featured 90 teams made up of 250 students from Arizona universities and colleges.
CIS Computers for Kids

Computers for Kids

  • Each year, 60 students from Supai Middle School receive refurbished computers as part of an ongoing computer donation program called “Computers for Kids”.
  • CIS @ SCC students voluntarily refurbish computer components donated by the Rotary Club of Scottsdale and other participating local businesses.
  • Since 2005, more than 350 students and their families have received free computers through this program.

Contact Information

Contact Information

  • Department of Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Technology & Mathematics Building
  • Office: CM-404
  • Phone: (480) 423-6588
  • Mrs. Sara Beakley-Mercill
  • Chair, Department of Computer Information Systems
  • Online Coordinator
  • Office: CM-416
  • Phone: (480) 425-6737
  • [email protected]
  • Angela McIntosh
  • Administrative Support
  • Office: CM-414
  • Phone: (480) 423-6264
  • [email protected]

  • Dan Combellick
  • Director, Division of Business and Computer Information Systems
  • Office: CM-420
  • Phone: (480) 423-6282
  • [email protected]
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