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A.S. in Computer Information Systems

USA

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What will I learn?

Computers are ubiquitous. They are in our hospitals, our educational institutions, our businesses, and our homes. In CIS you will explore how digital solutions are analyzed, developed, and implemented into artifacts that humans use every day. As a CIS graduate, the world will be your oyster. Your skills are in great demand in all fields of business, industry, and education. From Computer Hardware Specialist to Cybersecurity, Networking, Programming, and Web Development, you will be able to choose a career pathway that is both meaningful and pays higher wages than most jobs today. You will be exposed to tools and practices that are used the world over as you prepare to launch yourself into the exciting and demanding world of Computer Information Systems.

An Associate degree in CIS may be earned by completing a CIS State Certificate in Internet Authoring, Programming, or Networking (18 units) as well as all MSJC General Education Option A requirements (a total of 60 units).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize that a system consists of people, procedures, hardware, software, and data within a global environment.
  • Apply systems concepts in the investigation, evaluation, and resolution of information technology problems.
  • Recognize how the very large amounts of data collected by modern organizations can be used to review, redesign, and improve processes.
  • Employ applications software and software tools in the application of information technologies to help individuals, groups, and organizations achieve their goals.
  • Analyze existing processes based on interviewing, observation, documentation, analysis and other similar methods.
  • Research and apply industry reference models and best practices in order to improve process designs.
  • Assess, manage, and control IT risks.
  • Demonstrate working effectively as a member of the team to accomplish common goals.
  • Analyze technical information, as well as listen effectively to, communicate orally with, and prepare memos, reports and documentation for a wide range of audiences.
  • Investigate and assess new sources of information and learning opportunities to stay abreast of emerging information and computing technologies.
  • List career paths related to the program of study, as well as any qualifications and/or professional certifications that may be associated with those careers.

Career/Industries

Networking & IT Administration

Web Development

Programming

Which department am I in?

Mt. San Jacinto College

Study options

Full Time (60 semester units)

Tuition fees
US$8,184.00 per year
USD $341 per unit
Application deadline

Expected October 2023

Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

Menifee Valley Campus

28237 La Piedra Rd,

MENIFEE,

California,

92584, United States

Full Time (60 semester units)

Tuition fees
US$8,184.00 per year
USD $341 per unit
Application deadline

Expected October 2023

Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

Mt. San Jacinto College

1499 N. State Street,

SAN JACINTO,

California,

92583, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed the equivalent of an American high school diploma; twelve years of elementary and secondary school or students must be at least 18 years of age.

For international students

Students must have completed the equivalent of an American high school diploma; twelve years of elementary and secondary school or students must be at least 18 years of age.

In order to succeed in regular college courses, students must have a score of 450 Written Based Test (WBT) or better. A score of 133 or better is required on the Computer Base Test (CBT) and 45 on the Internet Based Test (IBT), STEP Eiken test – Level 2, IELTS 4.5, or English language completion certificate. Application deadlines: Fall Semester is May 15; Spring Semester is October 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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