Central Penn College - Computer Information Systems Associate Degree Program

Central Penn College


Associate Degree

Computer Information Systems

Algorithms, DNS, bus, accumulator – the technology world is full of interesting words. If you have the drive and desire to dive in and figure out what the heck an ODD is, Central Penn College’s Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Systems is just what you need to help you reach your goal!

At Central Penn, our CIS program was designed to deliver specialized instruction to provide students with a solid foundation in data modeling, operating systems, programming and network fundamentals. Customize your education experience by choosing between one of our two exciting concentrations: Applications Development or Networking and Security.

As you study Computer Information Systems at Central Penn, you will become immersed in the IT world. Explore technology in our state-of-the-art lab as you learn how to install, maintain, configure and operate the Linux operating system, hone your communications skills to become a better computer educator and implement a requirements document in a workplace setting.

While learning about data communications and networking, our CIS students will gain real-world experience translating business requirements into accurate and effective technical requirements. Our experienced, credentialed faculty members will give you the hands-on educational experience that will help you reach your goal of becoming a technology professional.

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Admissions Requirements

Applicants entering the Computer Information Systems Associate degree program must have completed two units of high school math, including Algebra with a C or better.

Internship/Capstone Course

As a career-oriented college, and in addition to our hands-on curriculum, Central Penn requires all students to complete an internship or capstone course. This opportunity allows students to participate and experience their future careers in the real world. Internships are 180 hours in length and include a research project tailored to the individual's career path. 

Continuing education and online students may complete a capstone course in place of the traditional internship. This can be done at both the associate and bachelor’s degree level. This course requires an extensive research project and paper related to the student’s chosen career path. 

Middle States Accreditation

ACCREDITATION: Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000; web: www.msche.org). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Status: Member since January 1977. Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s.

APPROVED BY: the Secretary of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to award the Master’s of Professional Studies degree, the Bachelor's of Science degree, the Associate’s in Science degree, and the Associate in Applied Science degree.

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