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Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems program prepares the graduates to obtain employment and become productive IT support personnel in a business-oriented systems environment. This modular program allows students to custom design their degree based on their needs within a series of certificates that make up the core of this degree.

Courses prepare students for industry certifications, such as A+, CISSP, CCNA and MCP, in the areas of Cisco, Microsoft, Security, Technical Support, Networking and Project Management. Students can take these and other industry certification exams at the Olympic College Testing Center.


DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Bachelor of Applied Science

Associate in Applied Science—Transfer

Certificate of Proficiency

Certificates of Recognition

  • ASP Server Development (14 credits)
  • Applications Server Support (19 credits)
  • CIS Basic Concepts (11 credits)
  • CIS Core Knowledge (17 credits)
  • CIS Core Skills (18 credits)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (16 credits)
  • I.T. Project Management Essentials (18 credits)
  • Information Systems Security (17 credits)
  • Open Source Systems (15 credits)
  • Small Office/Home Office Associate (18 credits)
  • Software Application Development (18 credits)
  • Technical Support (19 credits)
  • Web Client-Side Development (18 credits)
  • Web Page Design (16 credits)

Transfer/Articulation Program

  • Brandman University—Silverdale
  • The Evergreen State College
  • Western Governors University—Washington


OUTCOMES

Courses are designed for students new to this discipline and for experienced employees to take competency and preparatory examination classes to gain certification in specific areas of expertise.

Courses prepare students for industry certifications, such as A+, CISSP, CCNA and MCP, in the areas of Cisco, Microsoft, Security, Technical Support, Networking and Project Management. Students can take these and other industry certification exams at the Olympic College Testing Center.

Upon completion of this program, successful students will demonstrate the following:

  1. Effectively use computers to automate business information systems.
  2. Effectively analyze, design, and build application solutions to support business needs.
  3. Effectively analyze, design, and build web solutions to support business needs.
  4. Effectively analyze, design, and build network solutions to support business needs.
  5. Effectively analyze, design, and deploy IT security solutions to support business needs.
  6. Effectively apply project management skills to support IT business needs.
  7. Effectively apply business management skills to support business needs.
  8. Effectively communicate orally and in writing in the context of common business practices.
  9. Work as a team member in a business information system environment to accomplish the goals of an organization.


CAREER OPTIONS

For up-to-date information, go to http://www.onetonline.org/ and simply enter the job title in Occupation Search field.


MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE IN WASHINGTON STATE

Current wage information can be found for each career option. After finding the career option in O*NET online, click on Wages & Employment, select Washington in the State & National field and GO.


REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT

  • Employment opportunities are the most promising for individuals who are certified in their areas of interest or expertise and have earned degrees in the CIS field.
  • Specific Network and/or Security certifications are required by leading industry employers for entry into employment and to specialize and advance in these careers.

 

ADVISORS:

Visit our web site: http://cis2.oc.ctc.edu/oc_apps/CIS/da/cisadvisor.php

Stephen Quinn (Entry Advisor)
Phone: 360.475.7345
Email: squinn@olympic.edu

Richard Becker
Phone: 360.475.7370
Email rbecker@olympic.edu

Pam Bilodeau
Phone: 360.475.7371
Email pbilodeau@olympic.edu

Kevin Blackwell
Phone: 360.475.7379
Email kblackwell@olympic.edu

Dondi Hanson
Phone: 360.475.7376
Email dhanson@olympic.edu

Mark Westlund
Phone: 360.475.7357
Email mwestlund@olympic.edu



Source: 2012 Olympic College Workforce Development "Red Book"