The Computer Information Systems program is built on a foundation of strong technical knowledge in information systems. The program emphasizes the areas of computer programming, database systems, computer networking, network security, project management and systems analysis. It also reinforces a broad understanding of other disciplines related to information systems, such as accounting, math, management, and communication. The CIS program allows students to tailor their degree to their interests by offering a wide range of electives. Certificates are also provided as a guide to assist students in the selection of electives. Many classes are fully mapped to industry certifications. The CIS Department is located in Technology Hall, a 100,000 sq. ft. facility on the eastern side of the NVCC campus. Classes are held in Smart classrooms featuring instructors’ workstations that control an advanced classroom audio visual presentation system. Every CIS classroom also includes student workstations with state-of-the-art computers. The CIS Department also has three specialized Smart classrooms that are dedicated to the Networking courses and are connected to an adjacent Server Room.
General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on General Education Core. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required.