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Computer Information Systems

Degree Info

Degree Info

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Future Opportunities

Future Opportunities

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Computer Support Option

Computer Information Systems: Computer Support Option graduates provide technical assistance to computer system users. They may answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or from a remote location. They may provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. Job titles may include: Help Desk Analyst, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Technical Support Specialist, Systems Administrator, Network Support Specialist, or Network Technician.

The courses in this program cover computer hardware, software, server systems, programming, and networking. Students will prepare for CompTIA's A+, Cloud+, Network+, Linux+, and Security+ certifications, as well as Microsoft's Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification. Certification fees are included in their respective courses.

If you already have one or more of these certifications, consider applying for Credit for Prior Learning.

Cyber Security Option

The Computer Information Systems: Cyber Security Option prepares individuals to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Students will receive instruction in system analysis; networking; telecommunications; cryptography; security system design; applicable law and regulations; programming; risk assessment and policy analysis; computer architecture; contingency planning; user access issues; investigation techniques; and troubleshooting. 

Industry certificates may include: CompTIA's Network+,  Security+, Cloud+, Linux+, CySA+, PenTest+. Certification fees are included in their respective courses.

If you already have one or more of these certifications, consider applying for Credit for Prior Learning.

Criminal Justice Cyber Forensics Option

The Computer Information Systems: Criminal Justice Cyber Forensics option combines information technology fundamentals and information systems security with an in-depth look at criminal justice system. This unique combination of skills prepares students to start a career in Criminal Justice or continue onto a 4 year degree program in Criminal Justice or Information Technology. 

Graphics/Web Developer Option (Discontinued)

The Computer Information Systems: Graphics/Web Developer program is being discontinued and is no longer accepting new students. Please consider one of our other CIS programs, or the excellent graphic design courses offered through our Art department.

Jefferson College is a proud Academy Partner of CompTIA - the voice of Information Technology.

Creating IT Futures Foundation is an IT charity providing training and certification to under-represented populations in the IT workforce, such as people living in or who are at-risk for poverty, women, ethnic minorities, veterans and military or displaced workers. The foundation provides opportunities to get involved for persons in the IT community through volunteering, mentoring or networking/fundraising in their IT-Ready program. This could be of interest to those who wish to share their knowledge and experience in IT for the benefit of the technology community.


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