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Why choose Computer Information Systems at PPCC?

Gain a solid foundation and prepare for certifications in the IT industry while making every class count. Our skilled instructors have their finger on the pulse of the industry and can assist you in your goal of establishing or improving your standing in the demanding field of IT. This program also offers various specialized certificate programs to meet your needs.

What will I study?

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program can help launch a career in Information Technology (IT) or advance an existing IT career. Pikes Peak Community College offers degree and certificate programs that meet the ever-changing needs of today's dynamic IT industry. Students will learn to:

  • Design, support and manage hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration.
  • Find bugs in software.
  • Work with the tools and technologies used in today’s IT industry.

Example Classes I Might Take

Focuses on an overview of the needs for and roles of computer information systems. Emphasizes computer requirements in organizations, history, hardware functions, programming systems development, and computer operations. Introduces computer applications.
Introduces the basic concepts of relational databases, data storage, and retrieval. Covers database design, data modeling, transaction processing, and introduces the Structured Query Language for databases.
Enables the student to understand and develop appropriate help desk techniques. Includes roles of help-desk personnel, and how to trouble shoot hardware and software problems.

Interested in an Internship?

Internships are available for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher and a minimum of 30 credit hours in computer coursework. Students enroll in a three-credit course and are placed at local companies in IT departments. Earn college credit and gain valuable work experience at the same time!

Deadlines to apply:

Summer - April 15th

Fall - July 15th

Spring - November 15th

Information Sheet CIS 280 Internship Courses

Computer Information Systems Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Utilize office application software to present ideas and information clearly in digital and oral formats
  2. Research and demonstrate understanding of the information technology industry standards of ethical and professional conduct
  3. Collaborate effectively with others on a project in a workgroup
  4. Use skills and tools necessary for current computing practices
  5. Design, implement, and query relational databases
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