Computer Information Systems, Associate of Applied Science

Solve problems, write basic program code and learn how to develop apps and network plans.

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.

Why a CIS degree?

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.

Two Track Options

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

You may be able to test out of several of these courses, and you can transfer in comparable coursework from other institutions.

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

What are my career options with this program?

Network Management

Web Design

Information Security


Technology sales

Technology Support

App Development

Online Marketing

Wireless Network Design