Computer Information Systems
What is the Computer Information Systems program?
The IT courses in the CIS department develop skills that are in demand by employers in both the public and private sectors.
Instructional techniques which emphasize hands-on activities with computer hardware, software, and systems are designed to give students an understanding of their professional responsibilities and necessary occupational skills. The central purpose of all programs is to develop occupational competency. Students should be able to:
- Apply skills as indicated by the various degrees and certificates with a minimum of supervision.
- Operate practically any computer equipment after a brief orientation period.
- Prepare necessary documentation and communicate in a satisfactory manner with other personnel concerned.
- Direct their educational background and ability toward mastering new and special techniques as the need occurs.
What will I learn?
What's special about program?
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated San Antonio College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education. The CIS department courseware has been reviewed by national level information assurance subject matter experts as part of the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program and determined to meet all of the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standard for: Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011 and Senior Systems Managers, CNSSI No. 4012.
This grant, funded by the NSF’s Community College Cyber Pilot Program, provides financial support to students pursuing a degree in the fields of information assurance and cyber security.
Scholarship recipients will receive a $22,500 annual stipend as well as a scholarship to pay tuition for two years. In addition, the students will receive $6,000 for professional development per year.
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