Build Your Future in Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in programming, networking, website design, database design and administration, cyber-security, business principles and more. Students learn in a well-equipped technical environment for instruction and lab. CIS courses are taught providing hands-on experience in the use of industry-standard hardware, application software, operating systems, networking, and programming tools.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in one or more common Business Software programs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of common computer technology related terms.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be effective communicators using common Business communication tools.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of common Internet related technologies and software.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Anna Carlin
714.992.7210
acarlin@fullcoll.edu

Gabriella Fernandez
714.992.7214
gfernandez@fullcoll.edu

Laura Melella
714.992.7219
lmelella@fullcoll.edu

Brian Roach
714.992.7209
broach@fullcoll.edu

Richard Smead
714.992.7207
rsmead@fullcoll.edu

Nora Spencer
714.992.7208
nspencer@fullcoll.edu

Jane Troop
714.992.7206
jtroop@fullcoll.edu

Nancy Woolridge
714.992.7224
nwoolridge@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Average Salary: $99,820 – $208,000+
• Application Development Director
• Computing Services Director
• Data Processing Manager
• Information Systems Director (IS Director)
• Information Systems Manager (IS Manager)
• Information Systems Supervisor (IS Supervisor)
• Information Technology Director (IT Director)

Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

Demand for computer and information systems managers will grow as firms increasingly expand their operations to digital platforms. Computer and information systems managers will be responsible for implementing these goals.

Employment growth will result from the need to bolster cybersecurity in computer and information systems used by businesses. Industries such as retail trade will need to implement more robust security policies as cyber threats increase.

An increase in the popularity of cloud computing may result in firms outsourcing services from in-house IT departments to cloud-computing companies. This will shift IT services from IT departments in noncomputer industries, such as financial firms or schools, to firms engaged in computer systems design and related services and those in data processing, hosting, and related services.

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Dale Craig

CIS Coordinator

Average Salary in this Field

$99,820 to

$208,000+ Per Year

Careers in this Field

Application Development Director

Information Technology Director

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