Computer Information Systems

Prepare for a Career IT with at Computer Information Systems Associates

Looking to play a role in business success, while doing what you love? The Computer Information Systems program might be right for you. You can choose either a Transfer-Track program aimed at transferring to get a four-year degree or a Career-Track program aimed at entering the workforce as an IT support or help desk specialist.

What can I do with an Associates in Computer Information Systems?

The CIS Career Track will help you prepare for a job as an IT Support Specialist immediately after you graduate. You will work with the most current applications, including website design and administration, database development and programming, and network operating systems. The curriculum will take you through maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing computer systems. You will develop both technical computer skills and professional “soft skills” that will help you succeed in an office environment.

The CIS Transfer Track associate degree is a cost-effective step toward a bachelor’s degree. The Associates in Computer Information Systems also gives you the skills you need to get a real job in technology after you graduate. You’ll start your education with the fundamentals of programming and database development. You’ll also take initial courses in economics and accounting, giving you an excellent foundation for both IT and management. The CIS curriculum includes the Mass Transfer Block of general education courses, which allows you to transfer your associate degree and be accepted at any Massachusetts public college or university, as long as your grades meet their requirements.

Computer Information Systems Career Certificate

If you are looking for a fast way to upgrade your job skills, start with a certificate in Cyber Security, Software Support or IT Support. Each of these certificates requires 8 courses. In addition, you can use the certificate classes to step up from the Software Support and IT Support certificate classes to a Career Track associate degree.



“MWCC gave me a solid foundation that I keep building on in all of my classes at UMASS Lowell. It was a smart idea to get my associate’s degree first. It helped me with jobs in the short run so I could get my bachelor’s degree and still work full time.”

Jose Herrera-Ruiz, Computer Information Systems 2017 Graduate

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