What Can You Do With a CIS Certificate?

With your CIS Certificate, you can go to work in many entry level roles, ready to take on more responsibility:

  • Computer support specialist
  • IT systems administrator
  • Information security specialist
  • Desktop publisher
  • Database specialist

Your CIS Certificate also opens the door to careers that may require more work experience or education:

  • Software engineer
  • Web developer
  • Database engineer
  • Game designer
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Computer science researcher
  • Market research analyst

Get Started Immediately

After earning your certificate, you’re prepared to start working and contributing. Many fields have entry-level positions with requirements that match the skills you earn during this program. Use your work experience to craft your career growth.

Create Solutions

A job in the computer information systems field requires a lot of creative thought. Complex problems require complex solutions with lots of technical know-how. Modern businesses are always on the lookout for people trained in the technical with a creative mindset.

Your Computer Information Systems Cert. Program Map

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Sample electives shown — more options available.

Computer Information Systems Cert.: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 21 units of required courses 
    • 6 units of restricted electives 
    • 27 total units 
    • A grade of C or higher in all required courses  
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.0 
  • Required Courses

    Computer Business Applications for Windows (CIS 070A) | 3.00

    Excel I (CIS 072D) | 3.00

    Excel II (CIS 074) | 3.00

    Word I (CIS 076B) | 3.00

    Word II (CIS 078B) | 3.00

    Access Database Management (CIS 073C) | 3.00

    Visual Basic Programming I (CS 086) | 3.00

    Restricted electives — choose 2 classes:

    BUAA 001, BUAC 066, BUMA 010, CS 001, CS 003, CS 004, CS 005,

    CIS 030, CIS 062, CIS 063, CIS 082C, CIS 082H | 3.00

  • What You Learn
    1. Find solutions to real-world problems using the right software.
    2. Work easily with the most common business software.
    3. Set up a business database.
    4. Match website or publication design to business goals.

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