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Computer Information Systems

If computers are your passion - whether it's building and taking them apart, installing software, developing web pages or solving network problems – this could be the major for you. Studies estimate that about 17,000 new jobs in computer information systems jobs will be created in the Inland Empire between 2018 and 2023. The computer information systems program at Chaffey College prepares students for entry-level employment positions and careers in information technology, but also helps existing employees in the field gain new skills.

Additionally, the program provides students a foundation to transfer to a four-year university to pursue advanced degrees in CIS and helps non-CIS majors fulfill computer competency requirements.

 

Computer Information Systems AS - Cyber Security Pathway (PDF)

Computer Information Systems AS - Game Development Pathway (PDF)

Computer Information Systems AS - Networking Pathway (PDF)

Computer Information Systems AS - Programming Pathway (PDF)

Computer Information Systems: CISCO CCNA Exam Preparation I-V & VII-IX & Security Exam Preparation Certificates (PDF)

Computer Information Systems: Social Media Technician Certificate (PDF)

 

Contact

Phone: 909-652-6830
Email: bat.staff@chaffey.edu

 

Faculty

Terri Helfand
Professor/Coordinator Computer Information Systems & Computer Science
terri.helfand@chaffey.edu
Tracy Hegeman
BE-119
tracy.hegeman@chaffey.edu
Steve Siedschlag
BE-125
steve.siedschlag@chaffey.edu

 

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems program prepares students for entry-level jobs in computer operations, computer programming and computer systems design/analysis. It gives students a foundation for transferring to a four-year university and provides computer literacy for non-computer information systems students. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the CIS gainful employment disclosure. 

Certificates

Cisco CCNA Examination Preparation, Levels I-IV 

The Cisco CCNA Examination Preparation Certificates, Levels I-IV, confirm that the student possesses the industry-recognized knowledge and skills required for completion of each level in a four-course sequence. In completing the sequence, the student is qualified to take the Cisco CCNA examination, which is administered by an outside agency. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the Cisco CCNA gainful employment disclosure. 

Cisco CCNP Examination Preparation, Levels V-VIII 

Cisco professionals design, build, and maintain computer networks that use Cisco software and hardware to form the networking and Internet foundations for business and government agencies worldwide. The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Examination Preparation Certificates Levels V-VIII confirms that the student possesses the industry-recognized knowledge and skills required for each of the CCNP components. Upon successful completion of all four levels (taken in any sequence), the student is qualified to take the Cisco CCNP examination which is administered by an outside agency. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the Cisco CCNA gainful employment disclosure. 

Computer Foundations 

The Computer Foundations Certificate provides students with the basic hardware, software, operating system, Internet, and networking skills demanded for entry level positions in virtually any organization. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the computer foundations gainful employment disclosure. 

Computer Game Development 

The Computer Game Development Certificate sets the foundation for a career in game development with the introduction of the programming and graphic elements of the field. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the computer game development gainful employment disclosure.

Computer Information Systems

Computer Support Technician (A+) 

The Computer Support Technician Certificate prepares the student for positions in industry supporting microcomputer users in hardware and software areas as well as to prepare for the Comp TIA A+ examination. The examination is administered by an outside agency. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the computer game development gainful employment disclosure.

Database Specialist Level I 

The Database Specialist Level I Certificate prepares students for entry level positions involving the design and development of database systems in an organization. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the database specialist gainful employment disclosure. 

Dreamweaver Web Developer 

The Dreamweaver Web Developer Certificate prepares students for positions using Macromedia Dreamweaver to develop Internet and Intranet Web sites. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the Dreamweaver web developer gainful employment disclosure.

Electronic Commerce Generalist 

The Electronic Commerce Generalist Certificate prepares students to start or manage a business on the Internet, or to be employed by an Internet-based business. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the electronic commerce generalist gainful employment disclosure.

Flash Game Developer 

The Flash Game Developer Certificate prepares students for a career in developing computer games with the Flash programming language. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the flash game developer gainful employment disclosure. 

Flash Web Developer 

The Flash Web Developer Certificate prepares students for positions using Macromedia Flash to develop Internet and Intranet web sites. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the flash web developer gainful employment disclosure. 

Internet Support Specialist (I-Net+) 

The Internet Support Specialist Certificate prepares the student to serve as a resource for any size organization in maintaining its Internet service or Web presence, as well as to prepare for the Comp TIA I-Net+ certification examination. The examination is administered by an outside agency. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the Internet support specialist gainful employment disclosure. 

Microsoft Access Programmer 

The Microsoft Access Programmer designs, develops and maintains database systems that can be used by any size organization or Internet-based business. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the Microsoft Access programmer gainful employment disclosure. 

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) 

The Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician certificate prepares students for positions troubleshooting desktop environments running on the Microsoft Windows operating system in all size organizations. The certificate also helps students prepare for the MCDST certification examination. The examination is administered by an outside agency. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the Microsoft certified desktop support technician gainful employment disclosure. 

Microsoft FrontPage Web Developer 

The Microsoft FrontPage Web Developer Certificate prepares students for positions using FrontPage to develop Internet and Intranet Web sites. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the Microsoft FrontPage web developer gainful employment disclosure. 

Microsoft Network Specialist (MCSA)

The demand for networking professionals to administer and support computer networks far exceeds the supply and will continue to do so well into the 21st century. The Microsoft Network Specialist Certificate enables the student to specialize in Microsoft networking as well as to prepare for the Microsoft Certification exams. The examinations are administered by an outside agency. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the Microsoft network specialist gainful employment disclosure. 

Network Administrator (Network +) 

The demand for networking professionals to administer and support computer networks far exceeds the supply and will continue to do so well into the 21st century. The Networking Administrator Certificate enables the student to acquire networking skills as well as to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ and Server+ examinations. The examinations are administered by an outside agency. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the network administrator gainful employment disclosure.

Project Management

The Project Management Certificate prepares students for positions requiring the efficient management of information technology projects in organizations with respect to software, planning, time, costs, and other factors. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the project management gainful employment disclosure. 

Visual Basic Programmer

The Visual Basic Programmer develops and maintains applications that can be used by any size organization or Internet-based business. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the visual basic programmer gainful employment disclosure. 

Web Page Developer

Level One: The Web Page Developer Level One Certificate prepares students for positions developing Internet and Intranet Web pages. 
Level Two: The Web Page Developer Level Two Certificate prepares students for advanced positions developing Internet and Intranet Web pages, and for those applications requiring programming skills, such as electronic commerce. Learn about potential salaries and job opportunities in the web page developer gainful employment disclosure. 

Learn more about these certificates and degrees through the business, technology and hospitality academic and career community. You may also contact counseling for more guidance on your academic and career pathway.