Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems Program

Degree Options

Gainful Employment

Program Information

The Computer Information Systems program at Kishwaukee College offers students the opportunity to earn two different Associate in Applied Science degrees and six different certificates.

The CIS certificates specialize in particular areas of interest. We are now offering the certificates in the following areas: programming, business applications, web design, web administration, PC technician, network administration, and Cisco networking. These certificates are designed to be completed by a part-time student in one to two school years and allow the student to focus on the area most relevant to his or her interests and job needs.

Each of these programs provides students with a variety of opportunities to customize their education based on their interests and needs. Electives, which are part of the degrees and some certificates, allow even further customization to fill particular needs. Kishwaukee's Computer Information Systems courses and programs are always being reviewed and updated to respond to trends in the business world. We welcome your feedback on additional offerings that would be useful, and we look forward to seeing you in our classes!

Career Cluster Information Technology
This program is part of the Information Technology Career Cluster.

High School Programs of Study guides

Additional Resources

Interested in learning more about the Google IT Support Professional credential? 

Register for CIS 190 class to earn six credit hours and the valuable Google IT Support Professional Certificate.

CIS 190 - Google IT Support (6 credit hours)
Prerequisite:  None

This course teaches the skills necessary to work in an entry level IT support role.  Google’s online IT Support Professional curriculum is used.  All course material is online.  Open lab and instructor support are scheduled on campus and by email during the week.  This course covers a wide range of topics including how computers work, the duties of IT support staff, installing/configuring/updating software, setting up user accounts and permissions, authentication and authorization techniques, setting up computer and account policies, working with multiple operating systems, networking devices and protocols, security evaluation and best practices, disaster recovery, remote connections, evaluating cloud-based alternatives, and troubleshooting techniques.  Four hours lecture/discussion and four hours lab a week.

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Contact Information

Catherine “Katie” Macias
Administrative Assistant
815-825-9453
cmacias1@kish.edu

Chase Budziak
Dean of Instruction
815-825-1708
cbudziak@kish.edu