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At a Glance

Program Credit Hours

60 – 62 credit hours

  • General Education: 32 – 34
  • Major / Concentration: 28
  • CIS Internship

Standard Completion Time

  • 2 Years


  • HLC

Computer Information Systems

Why Study Computer Information Systems?

In Ancilla College’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program you will learn computer technology and software skills. Your Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree will provide you with hands-on experiences, skill training and knowledge related to computer applications, network security, web design and new information technologies.

You will learn to solve problems, write basic program code and learn how to develop apps and network plans. You will be able to work with technology to create solutions, think critically and adapt to changing tools and online environments.

Computer systems tie together every aspect of our world from online businesses to smart phone apps.  If you’re interested in computer technology, software development, website design or network management, getting your CIS degree is a great first step in the right direction. 

What are Your Career Options?

  • App Development
  • eCommerce
  • Information Security
  • Network Management
  • Online Marketing


  • Technology Sales
  • Technology Support
  • Web Design
  • Wireless Network Design
  • And More! 

The following is an example of the Ancilla Computer Information Systems Program semester curriculum and is subject to change.


The degree has two tracks you can choose from: Web Development or Network Technologies.

Usual First Semester Courses

  • Freshman Seminar
  • Writing I
  • Computer Literacy
  • Introduction to Internet Technology
  • Introduction to Network Technology

Usual Second Semester Courses

  • College Algebra or higher math course
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Interactive Database Design
  • Problem Solving and Help Desk Support
  • Technical Writing
  • A Religion, Philosophy or Ethics course

The Second Year of the Program

  • General Psychology
  • A Science course
  • A Literature Humanities, Fine Arts, Religion or Philosophy course
  • A History, Economics, Sociology or Political Science course

Web Development Track

  • Website Development
  • Website Design
  • JavaScript Programming
  • Designing for E-Commerce
  • Web Security Foundations
  • CIS Internship

Network Technology Track

  • Virtualization & Cloud Computing
  • Operating System Technology & Administration
  • Digital Communications
  • Network Design and Infrastructure
  • Security and Privacy
  • CIS Internship


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

Mail: P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Location: 9601 Union Road, Plymouth, IN, 46563.

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