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.
Select from direct-to-work options like the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and the Certificate of Appplied Science (CAS). Both offer training in programming languages, graphics in multimedia, database management, information systems, Web design and Web development. In addition, the CIS program has developed a Certificate of Proficiency (CP) in Network and PC Support (preparation for the A+ and N+ certifications).
- 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)