Computers & Information Systems

Program Type

Associate in Applied Science

Certificates Available


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About the Program

The Computer and Information Systems program is an exciting and dynamic field that offers countless opportunities for personal and professional growth. In today's digital age, computer technology is rapidly advancing, and this program will equip you with the latest knowledge and skills to become a tech-savvy professional. If you're looking for a program that combines creativity, technical expertise, and the capacity for a fulfilling career, then Computer and Information Systems is the perfect choice for you!

What can I do with this degree?

Potential Careers & Wages

Graduates of the Computers and Information Systems (CIS) Program learn the complexities of computer software, hardware, and programming processes to enable them to be successful in the workplace. For those who decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree, the Computers and Information Systems (CIS) Program offers courses that can be successfully transferred to baccalaureate institutions. Students should also consult with an Academic Advisor, the Dean, or Academic Chair of the CIS program.

Program Pathways

Students should meet with an Academic Advisor to develop a clear pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience or transition to the workforce. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

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  • Career changers who are looking to transition to a career in programming, database & support specialists fields
  • Mobile app developers, entry-level programmers, programmer/analysts, technical support specialists, PC specialists, and database designers who want to increase their expertise 
  • Professionals already working in companies who want to keep up to date with the latest trends and industry best practices

Course work prepares students for the Java Programmer Level 1 Certification.

In addition to the Associate in Applied Science degree, students can choose from several certificates:

  • C/C++ Programming Certificate (2735)
  • Mobile Application Development Certificate (2755)
  • Personal Computer Technical Specialist - PCT

RVC has a 2+2 agreement with Rockford University.

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