Why Choose NPC's Computer Programming & Systems?
Nearly every kind of business organization relies on computing and computer technology to operate efficiently, and those organizations continue to adopt increasingly sophisticated technologies. Employers may train you in their business, but they expect you to know your "business" -- computer systems and how to develop them and keep them running smoothly.
About Our Program
The NPC Computer Information Systems (CIS) program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree and a Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) in an area of specialization also named Computer Information Systems. Using a survey approach, instructors provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills training that cover a variety of fundamental areas including: computer programming languages, database management and systems analysis and design. You take specific courses addressing A+ basics, the Linux operating system, introductory Java programming, graphics communications technology and more!
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2015), employment of computer analysts, programmers and software engineers is projected to increase faster than average for all occupations for the next decade with job prospects best for those with degrees and relevant experience. Average salaries for experienced programmers and analysts in rural Arizona range from the low $60k's to $99,230, but are generally higher in metropolitan areas.
Career & Technical Education Division
Silver Creek Campus -- Snowflake/Taylor
Student Center (SNC), Room 124
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).
Information on all eligible NPC programs can be found in the Gainful Employment Data Archives.