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.
  • 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.
    • Cisco Preparation Certificate – Prepares students for the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification exam.
    • Computer Technician Preparation Certificate – Prepares students for the CompTia© A+ certification.
    • Cybersecurity Essentials Certificate – Students will learn to identify, investigate and combat network intrusions. Prepares students for certifications such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI).
    • Software Applications Certificate – Prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams.
    • Programming Essentials Certificate – Prepares students in multiple programming languages including Python, C++, and Java.
    • Server Administration Certificate – Prepares students in Linux, Windows, Windows Server, basic networking, scripting.

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+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and VMware VCP-DCV. Please contact Cynthia Buchheit (256-306-2675) for more information.

 

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. Use the Alabama Wage Lookup tool on the left to see the average wages for many careers.