Computer Information Systems
Get the skills needed for a variety of high paying careers in technology such as PC support specialist, help desk technician, network security specialist, network administrator, or web developer. There is no limit to your future when you combine creative thinking and problem solving with solid computer skills.
You can attain anything from basic computer skills to specialized knowledge of hardware and software, database design and development, system analysis, networking, web applications, information security, and digital forensics. The program also emphasizes the communication skills you need to succeed as a team member in today's workplace.
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The Computer Information Systems Departmentat Edmonds Community College offers programs to prepare students for a variety of high-tech careers with great salaries. Both two-year associate degrees and one-year certificates are offered. The CIS curriculum is continually evolving to keep pace with the changing needs of business and technology.
If you have prior education or experience in information technology, we offer advanced placement into classes, degrees, and certificates. These upper-level classes provide advanced knowledge and may lead to job opportunities in network security, information security, digital forensics, database analysis, design, development, or business system analysis.
Our programs prepare you for industry-recognized certifications such as:
CompTIA’s A+ | CompTIA’s Net+ | CompTIA’s Security+ | CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst | Certified Ethical Hacker
Take a moment to look over our informational packet: CIS PROGRAM INFORMATION PACKET. This packet includes current program requirement sheets for all of our certificates and degrees, course descriptions and prerequisites, etc.
Here's a brief description of some of the types of jobs in the computing field and what is in high-demand:
By graduation, students will have learned to be good communicators, team players, and have the skills to respond to the complexities of evolving hardware, software and integrated systems.
Depending on the area of specialization graduates can work as:
- PC Support Specialists
- Help Desk Technicians
- Network Administrators
- Web Developers
- Software Testers
- Network Security Specialists
Read more about Computer Information Systems careers
- Top 10 Reasons to Major in Computing
- What students are saying about our programs: http://infosec.edcc.edu/comments.htm
- Visit the Digital Forensics and Information Security Website
Start here for a bachelor's degree from CWU-LynnwoodWe have an articulation for a Bachelor in Information Technology and Administrative Management from CWU-Lynnwood (right here on our campus). Get details about the BAS ITAM. See the Edmonds CC-CWU Requirement Sheet. Click here for the FAQ page.
Reminder: Keep Your Assignments
If you are in any CIS 2-year degree program, you should keep your work from your classes so you can easily organize it and submit it for your CIS 116 Exit Portfolio requirement during your last quarter.
To learn about current happenings within the CIS department, click on the What's New link on the left navigation bar.