Phoenix College Students - CIS Programs

Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Program provides training in the programming languages, tools and technologies used in today’s IT industry. Our classes are taken by students who are new to Information Technology (IT) as well as by IT professionals, who are interested in updating or expanding their skills.

With training in computer information systems, you might work for an I.T. company helping to manage the computers on their network, website, or you may serve as a help desk technician. You may be required to diagnose hardware problems and maintain an internal network at places such as businesses, schools, or government agencies.

Skills and Knowledge

Skills and knowledge gained in the program include the ability to:

  • Apply computer concepts, microcomputer applications, and programming techniques.
  • Use appropriate Visual Basic forms, tools, and language components to code solutions for various problems.
  • Write, debug, document, and execute programs in a C programming language to solve a variety of business problems.
  • Describe various LAN topologies and the benefits, uses, and problems associated with them.
  • Identify and describe the fundamental principles and practices of accounting.
Career and Employment Outlook: 

According to the Bureau of Labor, information technology is the fastest growing sector in the economy. The greater your combination of experience & education, the more competitive you will be in this thriving labor market. Some typical entry-level jobs in this field include Computer Support Specialist, Help Desk, Network Administrator Assistant, and Database Administrator Assistant.

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