Computer Information Systems

Do you love playing video games? Have you ever built a website? Are you fascinated by all things tech-related? Then a degree in Computer Information Systems might be right for you.

In today’s digital world, those who have an IT degree are in high demand from employers. Our Computer Information Systems (CIS) program will give you the skills you need to enter this growing field.

As a CIS major, you’ll become experienced using SQL fundamentals, JAVA language and C++ programming… examining and testing firewalls… installing and configuring software… coding with HTML and XML… and much more. Your career in Information Technology awaits. Get started today!

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Computer Information Systems

Concentrations in this Major

APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT

Students will learn how to collaborate with management and lead project teams in developing applications to solve business problems. In addition to gaining hands-on technical skills, students will gain a deep understanding of the standards and principles of applications development and use that specialized knowledge to address new and challenging situations.

NETWORKING AND SECURITY

Students will learn how to lead project development teams in the design, installation and maintenance of complex networks. As part of Central Penn’s Networking and Security concentration, students will be trained on how to discover and disable malicious hacker and virus attacks.

Courses

Structured Programming
Networking I & II
Data Modeling Foundations
Object-Oriented Programming I & II
SQL Fundamentals
Systems Analysis and Design
Internet Programming I
Firewalls and Intrusion Detection
Virtualization
Associate Degree Internship
Job Pursuit Seminar

Careers in this field include

  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Network Systems Analyst
  • Data Communications Analyst
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Computer Specialist

People who thrive in this field

  • Problem-solver
  • Versatile
  • Focused
  • See the big picture
  • Analytical

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“I was hired into a programming position within a few weeks of graduating––a testament to the reputation of a Central Penn education!”

– Diane Weller, ‘83, Computer Information Systems

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