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ComputerInformation Systems

Computer Information Systems

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department is to be dynamic and innovative in its learning-centered curriculum which promotes effective teaching, life-long learning, the advancement of knowledge, problem-solving, and a commitment to the community. The CIS Department provides opportunities both to gain necessary skills for employment and to upgrade abilities for career advancement by embracing state-of-the-art technology. Program graduates are prepared to live and contribute effectively in a rapidly changing, technologically advanced society.

Program Learning Outcomes (Curriculum Maps)

A curriculum map is a graphical illustration of the relationship between a program’s courses and the program’s student learning outcomes. Curriculum maps at Aims Community College identify the program’s mission statement (red), program-learning goals (dark gray), and expected program student learning outcomes (light gray). In addition, Aims’ curriculum maps indicate where learning outcomes are introduced, reinforced, and mastered.

In our rapidly changing world, the demand is growing for jobs in Information Technology. The Aims Computer Information Systems/Computer Science Department can give you the skills you need to succeed in this exciting industry. Our goal is to produce well-trained employees who will succeed in any employment opportunity.

New This Fall!

A Cyber Security Specialist certificate

The certificate is designed to prepare students for entry into the field. Courses will provide a comprehensive overview of network security and knowledge necessary to protect data confidentiality, integrity and availability. Students will learn about threats to computer networks, including vulnerability assessment as well as incident response, disaster recovery and computer forensics. The classes will also help to prepare students to take the CompTIA Security+, Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) and the Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification exams.

Cyber Security Launch Presentation

CNG 120: A+ Certification Preparation

Students who want a career in IT or professionals already in the field can benefit from the CompTIA A+ certification.

NOTE: This class is taking the place of the CIS 124 class.
This class will prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examinations and includes a hands-on experience with PC hardware, operating systems, PC configuration and troubleshooting.
 
Two sections are offered:

Day Time CRN
Monday / Wednesday 12:20 - 2 p.m. CRN 20987
Tuesday / Thursday 7:15 - 8:55 p.m. CRN 20988

Potential entry-level job opportunities include:

We offer two associate of applied science degrees:

In addition to the two degrees, this department offers eight certificates. All courses in the certificates apply to the degrees.

Essential Skills

Check out the essential skills guide, which lists commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to be succeed in a particular program or area of interest.