Computer Information Systems

The degrees and certificates offered by the Computer Information Systems department provide students with the technical skills necessary to compete in today’s high-tech world.

  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees – Our A.A.S. degrees prepare students for entry-level positions in computer hardware repair, networking, computer programming, cybersecurity, or software applications.
    • Cybersecurity – Gives students core IT skills with an emphasis in cybersecurity and networking.
    • Programming – Gives students core IT skills with an emphasis in programming.
  • Associate of Science in Computer Science degree – Our A.S. program is designed for students that will be transferring to a four-year institution for a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or a related field.
  • Short-Term Certificates – 3 or more courses in a focused area of study. Popular with people seeking to change careers or to update their skill set.

Calhoun is a Microsoft certified training center, offering classes and an entire certificate focusing on Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) preparation.

Calhoun is a CompTIA Academy Partner, Cisco Networking Academy, and VMware IT Academy offering courses that prepare students for industry certifications including CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and VMware VCP-DCV. Please contact Cynthia Buchheit (256-306-2675) for more information.

Contact:

Cynthia Buchheit
Chair, Computer Information Systems Department
256-306-2675
Shannon McCaghren
Secretary, Business & CIS Division
256-306-2676

Careers in Computer Information Systems

Our A.A.S. degrees prepare students for entry-level positions in computer hardware repair, networking, computer programming, cybersecurity, or software applications.

Check out career data based on the programs below:

Cisco Preparation Certificate AS Computer Science Computer Technician Preparation Certificate AAS Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Essentials Certificate Programming Essentials Certificate Server Administration Certificate Software Applications Certificate