Why choose NPC?
The NPC Computer Information Systems (CIS) program is "competency based," ensuring that you graduate job-ready with the skills necessary for entry-level employment. Learn on state-of-the-art equipment in small class settings where you receive personal attention from highly trained and experienced CIS faculty members.
of CompTIA –
the voice of Information Technology
Select from direct-to-work options like the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) or Certificate of Proficiency (CP). All offer training in computer information systems (AAS and CAS only), graphic design and Web development, and Network and PC Support (preparation for the A+ and N+ certifications). A Certificate of Proficiency (CP) is also available in Commercial Graphics.
- To see a complete list of CIS courses, go to the course finder and input CIS.
- And for those who simply want to learn more about basic personal computer repair, troubleshooting or upgrades, check out NPC's Computer Setup and Repair for Home and Business, CIS 140.
For specific courses needed to complete these degrees/ certificates speak with an NPC academic adviser or see the current NPC catalog.
“I figured a strong foundation in computers will help me no matter what career I choose!”
– Dustin Tenney, Snowflake
Why Study Computer Information Systems
Computing is an area where it is impossible to predict the next innovation. But one thing is certain: there is no end in sight to the rapid development of computer-related technologies and the demand for workers with computing expertise. Yet, there is fierce competition for entry-level positions in this well-paying industry, making it essential to have a formal degree or certicate. But if you couple your good communication and analytical skills with NPC's solid training, this field might just offer you the career opportunity of a lifetime!
Future job possibilities in computer information systems will be found in every area that touches human lives: the sciences, engineering, business, entertainment, education and more. And once established in the computing field, your training and experience can open the doors to ever more challenging positions with increasingly commanding salaries. See U.S.Bureau of Labor & Statistics median pay information. (SOC 15.0000)
The U.S. Department of Education requires all colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." Gainful employment disclosure information can be found for specific programs regarding tuition and fees and median loan debt, completion and job placement rates, and jobs related to the program on the web page for each program area.
We hope this information is helpful to our current and prospective students as you make your career and educational choices. For more information on Gainful Employment requirements, please read this letter from the U.S. Department of Education (7-page PDF).