Top Schools for Computer Information Systems Associate Degrees

Are you a computer junkie who wants a career in the world of computer information systems (CIS)? If so, consider earning an associate degree in this discipline. Graduates of a CIS program and related programs are prepared for entry-level positions in any industry that uses computers to manage the flow and storage of information. Schools offering Information Technology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Top Schools with Computer Information Systems Associate Degree Programs

Associate degree programs in computer information systems (CIS) and related programs are available from a variety of 2-year colleges across the United States; some schools also offer this degree program online. Graduates of these programs are prepared for entry-level careers in computer support or repair, network administration, database development or computer security. Read on to learn about a few of the top schools that offer CIS and related associate degrees.

Three Top CIS Schools

Texas State Technical School in Marshall, Texas

This schools offers an associate degree program in Computer Network and Systems Administration that leads to five industry certifications, including CompTIA Network + and Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT). Students learn to install, repair and maintain computer networks, hardware and operating systems. Classes also cover network security, programming and server infrastructures. An optional internship experience is also available. You could earn this degree:

  • Associate of Applied Science Computer Network and Systems Administration

Southwestern Community College in Sylva, North Carolina

As a student pursuing an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Information Technology, you can expect to take core courses in basic computer applications and operating systems as well as study computer network terminology, protocols and industry standards. Students are introduced to network structures, cable connections and routing, IP addresses and TCP/IP protocols. Additional courses cover operating system concepts, internet and web fundamentals, and database design. Southwestern Community College's programs can prepare CIS graduates to take industry-specific certification exams. You could earn these degrees:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology
  • Associate Of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology - Networking

Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York

CIS students at this school can choose between an Associate of Science (AS) in Computer Information Systems program that is designed to transfer to a 4-year school or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Information Systems program that prepares students to enter the workforce. Tracks are also available in web design and programming and system/network administration. Courses include topics in database management systems, programming languages and computer applications. An internship is also required. You could earn this degree:

  • Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

Other Schools with CIS-Related Associate Programs

College/University Institution Type Location
Ancilla College 2-year, Private Donaldson, IN
Arizona Western College 2-year, Public Yuma, AZ
Butler County Community College 2-year, Public Butler, PA
Camden County College 2-year, Public Blackwood, NJ
Cayuga County Community College 2-year, Public Auburn, NY
East Mississippi Community College 2-year, Public Scooba, MS
Everest College-Colorado Springs 2-year, Private Colorado Springs, CO
Gateway Community and Technical College 2-year, Public Florence, KY
Great Bay Community College 2-year, Public Portsmouth, NH
Kilgore College 2-year, Public Kilgore, TX

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