Computer Information Systems (associate degree)

Computer Information Systems Fundamentals

Network and computer systems administrators install, configure and support an organization’s network systems.

  • comprehensive curriculum emphasizes:
    • network analysis
    • design
    • installation
    • management
    • security
    • troubleshooting
  • CIS program offers professional certifications through partnerships with software and hardware companies

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to compliment hands-on instructional approach  

Akron Advantage

Real-world Experience

You will gain hands-on experience in our well-equipped computer and network technology labs. The varied hardware and software allows you to experience different systems platforms and applications.

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Recent placements include:

  • Lubrizol
  • GOJO Industries
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Diebold Nixdorf

Sample Curriculum


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Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in computer information systems paves the way to careers as:

  • programmer trainees
  • programmer/analysts
  • software developers
  • computer operators
  • network specialists in business, industry and government organizations

Career Outlook

See the job outlook for computer and information systems managers, from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Career Services

Career Services is located in Student Union 211, with another office in College of Arts and Sciences Building 126. Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.