Computer Information Systems

Prepare for a Career in Information Technology

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.

Transfer Track degree

The Transfer Track associate degree is a cost-effective step toward a bachelor’s degree that 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 and also take the initial courses in economics and accounting, giving you an excellent foundation for both IT and management. This 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.

Career Track degree

The Career Track major will help you prepare for a job as a Help Desk or IT Support Specialist immediately after you graduate. You will work with the applications currently in use in business today, 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 skills and professional “soft skills” that will help you succeed in an office environment.

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 require 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.

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“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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