Computer Information Systems Technologies

The Computer Information Systems Technologies program is designed to provide training for various entry-level positions in computer systems. Career opportunities include LAN administrator, systems analyst, computer programmer, computer operator, computer hardware and software salesperson. Certificates of Completion in Computer Information Systems Technologies, Computer Hardware and Network Support, Database Development and Software Development are also offered.

Program Codes

3162 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Information Systems Technologies
5162 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Information Systems Technologies

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Program Contacts

Dr. Sheila Brandt, CIS Department Day Chair
(480) 423-6256

Mr. Dan Combellick, CIS Department Evening Chair
(480) 423-6282

Mrs. Shayla Trickey, CIS Department Secretary
(480) 423-6588

Mrs. Sara Beakley-Mercill, CIS Academic Advisor
(480) 425-6737

Mrs. Susan Peterson, Division Chair
(480) 423-6289

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Transfer Options

When the CIS Technologies Certificate of Completion is combined with additional coursework resulting in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is part of the AAS to BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science degree) transfer program within Arizona. For more information on this transfer pathway program, review the transfer pathways website

In addition, most CIS courses will transfer in some capacity to universities and other institutions around the country. 

Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to:  

  • Work in a variety of IT entry-level positions depending on the student’s chosen area of CIS concentration 

Representative job titles (AAS):

  • Entry-level Computer Systems Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Entry-level Computer Systems Administrator
  • Entry-level Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist

Representative job titles (CCL):

  • Entry-level Help Desk Specialist 
  • Entry-level Computer Network Technician 
  • Entry-level Technology Sales Representative 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow by 13% from 2016 to 2026. This is faster than average for all occupations. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. 

“The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $84,580 in May 2017.”

Learning Opportunities
  • Internships
  • Service Learning
  • Seminars
  • Technical Competition