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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.

Interested in the Computer Information Systems programs?   Click on the Advising and Information Sessions link to the right and attend an Information Session.

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

  • Computer Operator
  • Microsoft Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator
  • UNIX/Linux Local Area Network Administrator
  • Network/Systems Engineer
  • Information Assurance and Security Specialist
  • Information Systems Architect
  • Data Communications/Security Specialist

Current wage information can be found for each career option. After finding the career option in O*NET OnLine, click on Wages & Employment, click Local Salary Info, select Washington, and click Go.

  • 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.

  • Olympic College
  • Brandman University 
  • The Evergreen State College 
  • Western Governors University 
  • Western Washington University

Gainful Employment regulations passed by the federal government require colleges to disclose how certain programs (i.e., programs that meet certain criteria) prepare students for "gainful employment." Click on the link below to view gainful employment information for this program.

CIS Technical Support - Gainful Employment Disclosure

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