Computer Information Systems
Design a custom program with a broad foundation of general technology courses and one or more technical specialties.
Skills & InterestTechnology
Why choose Computer Information Systems?
Chemeketa offers two Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees; Cybersecurity and Computer Systems and Information Technology (CSIT). The CSIT degree provides a broad foundation of general technology courses and the Cyberseccurity degree focuses on specialized courses in cybesecurity. These specialized degrees prepares you for a wide variety of employment opportunities in the computer information systems industry. Additionally, the Computer Information Systems program provides a broad array of professional continuing education classes and certificates if you're a professional already working in the field and provides technology service classes for students studying in other disciplines.
Chemeketa is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education as of 2020.
What will you learn?
By completing the Computer Systems and Information Technology degree you will:
- Acquire new information and adapt to changes in the computer technology field
- Apply a logical and systematic approach to solve problems
- Use written, oral and visual interpersonal skills to communicate with individuals or small groups
- Install, configure, use, maintain software systems and deal with security issues involved in a business environment
- Configure and maintain workstation and server operating systems and hardware resources
- Research and interpret technical materials as they relate to areas of specialization
- Apply project life cycle concepts to assist in finding solutions to business needs
- Conduct and evaluate individual and small group instruction for information technology topics such as application software
In addition to the Computer Systems and Information Technology degree outcomes, students completing the Cybersecurity degree:
- Train in a variety of modern internet and business-oriented computer skills
- Develop software and hardware problem-solving skills using programming logic and hands-on lab situations
- Configure and troubleshoot access to resources, hardware devices and drivers, storage use and network connections
- Analyze Internet security issues and apply them to network design problems
- Design a disaster recovery plan for a real-world scenario
- Design an appropriate risk analysis for a given business in a particular environment
What will you do?
The Computer Systems and Information Technology core degree, in combination with one or more specialized areas of study, prepares you for a wide variety of technical career opportunities:
- Computer programming
- Design and implement computer systems
- Computer systems administration
- Website development
- Computer system security
Computer Systems and Information Technology Associates of Applied Science
The Computer Systems and Information Technology degree prepares students for a wide variety of technical career opportunities. The degree prepares the student for work in the design and implementation of business systems solutions, software and systems troubleshooting, technical support and end user training. Manage workgroup resources including file shares, print shares, and physical connections. Install, configure and support industry required applications to the enterprise environment. Use integrated software packages to analyze and support business problems related to the IT infrastructure. Careers in enterprise and workgroup systems administration, software and systems troubleshooting, IT technical support, corporate information systems and private computer security consulting. This degree provides a pathway to the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, LINUX+, and other industry certifications.
Cybersecurity Associates of Applied Science
This degree focuses on cybersecurity and safety, computer forensics, ethical hacking, and routing and switching of networks. To develop the foundational skills in computing, you will take courses in digital literacy, programming, web design, operating systems, hardware, and networks. In your second year you will learn about server management, database management, data security, computer forensics, ethical hacking, routing and switching of networks, network systems management, security+, and computer architecture. You will also have the opportunity to complete cooperative work experience to gain experience that may help lead to a career path.
Certificate in Computer Information Systems
The Computer Information Systems Certificate prepares the student for work in the design and implementation of business systems solutions, software and systems troubleshooting, technical support and end user training. Manage workgroup resources including file shares, print shares, and physical connections. Install, configure and support industry required applications to the enterprise environment. Use integrated software packages to analyze and support business problems related to the IT infrastructure.