Computer Information Systems

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Contact the Program Director

Deb LaVergne, Ed.D.

Residential Faculty - CIS/MGT; Web Technology/Programming

480-461-7754

This program is part of the Business & Information Systems Department.

Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems, or CIS, lies at the intersection of technology and business. It includes hard-core, techie elements, like programming, database management, and systems analysis. But it also includes solid business practices and principles, like marketing, management, and accounting. In fact, CIS exists as a way for both to interact and share information.

Computer Information Systems is the application of technology in managing business and solving operational problems. In the CIS program you’ll learn how to design, develop, manage, and maintain business technology infrastructure and specify technology solutions to suit business needs. You’ll also learn to create webpages, construct dynamically driven websites with the use of databases, and much more.

A career in CIS allows you to work in just about any aspect of business in virtually any industry. If a business relies on technology for its success it relies on the expertise and creativity of CIS professionals.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion, Associate Degrees and Transfer Options for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates, degrees or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Certificates

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Computer Information Systems program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Adobe Foundations
Certificate of Completion CCL Advanced Web Designer
Certificate of Completion CCL Computer Programming
Certificate of Completion CCL Game Technology
Certificate of Completion CCL Multimedia Technology
Certificate of Completion CCL Programming and System Analysis
Certificate of Completion CCL Web Designer
Certificate of Completion CCL Web Developer
Certificate of Completion CCL Web Server Administrator

Degrees

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Computer Information Systems program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Business - General Requirements ABUS-GR Associate in Business General Requirements
Associate in Business - Special Requirements ABUS-SR Associate in Business Special Requirements
Associate in Applied Science AAS Computer Programming
Associate in Applied Science AAS Digital Media/Multimedia Technology
Associate in Applied Science AAS Game Technology
Associate in Applied Science AAS Programming and System Analysis
Associate in Applied Science AAS Web Designer
Associate in Applied Science AAS Web Developer
Associate in Applied Science AAS Web Server Administrator

Transfer Option

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination.

Below is a transfer option that may be available to you. Please contact Academic Advisement to learn more.

A list of transfer option for the Computer Information Systems program
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Associate in Business - Special Requirements Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Career Opportunities

The Computer Information Systems program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Computer Occupations, All Other $80,280
Desktop Publishers $33,910
Graphic Designers $44,560
Multimedia Artists and Animators $58,940
Prepress Technicians and Workers $40,300
Web Developers $62,750
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Become a Student

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Computer Information Systems program is available through the Business & Information Systems department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.