BMCC’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed to teach and train students in a variety of Information Technology disciplines. Students who enroll in BMCC’s CIS program will learn how to administer operating systems, such as Linux, Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, Windows Server; design and install wired and wireless networks; install and configure networking devices (Cisco Routers and Switches); troubleshoot and repair computers; learn web development, and more.
A majority of classes offered in BMCC’s CIS program will prepare students for professional credentials that require the passing of an additional exam. Certification based classes include pathways to:
Over the last three years, seven students graduated from BMCC’s CIS program, and all seven graduates are either working in the technology field and/or pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or Information Technology.
Computer software engineers, as well as network systems/data communications analysts, are listed within the top four growing occupations in the United States through 2016 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015). Computer-related occupations account for 6 out of the top 25 fastest growing occupations in Michigan through 2014 (State of Michigan, 2015).
According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wages Estimates, the following are the national median salaries. Starting salaries will generally be less than median salaries. Some positions may require a bachelor’s degree.
|Computer Support Specialist||$46,260|
|Computer Systems Analyst||$77,740|
|Information Security Analyst and Computer Network Architect||$75,660|
|Network & Computer Systems Administrator||$69,160|
“The CIS program at BMCC gave me all the tools I needed to start my career in IT! The course selection helped develop the skills I needed to become a great IT professional!”
-- Alan Thomas, PC Technician/Help Desk at Associated Community Service