**Please see curriculum changes and new degrees on the right hand side under CIS Information. There is also a video at the bottom of this page to take you through the new curriculum. The degrees and certficiates on the left hand side will no longer be offered starting Fall 2015.**
Welcome to the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department! We offer a variety of degrees and certificates that can lead to challenging and rewarding work with computer systems in business, industry, government, school and home settings. Are you looking to start a new career? Do you wish to brush up on your skills? If so, we are excited to show you what we have to offer.
New career opportunities are continually arising because of the rapid development of computer technology, the use of computers, mobile apps, smart phones – even as you're reading these words, technology is expanding exponentially.
You may want to build software applications yourself. Or perhaps you're interested in making sure computer systems are secure. Do you want to desgn applications for the web? Interested in networking computer systems together? We offer all this and much more in our department. Go ahead and explore what we have to offer!
Where Do I Begin?
On the left side of the page you will see a menu of all of the programs (degrees and certificates) that we offer. Please also notice the video below with a detailed out look at our new degrees starting in the 2015/2016 Catalog year. Click on any of the programs to see an expanded list of what's in those programs. You will see a description of the program, what kinds of jobs you can get, courses you would need take, and what your next step would be.
Our Mission Statement
In conjunction with the instructional mission statement of Grand Rapids Community College, the CIS Department will create an environment that fosters active, responsible learning by providing a comprehensive understanding of the material in our curriculum. We will continuously work with students to instill a sense of curiosity, cultivate the capacity to learn, prepare students for specific jobs, and broaden their experience and understanding.
Don't Miss Out!
Use the link on the right to find out how to get amazing prices on the latest software. Get it legally and get it at a huge discount (Microsoft Office Professional Plus as low as &79.95)
Current CIS students
The DreamSpark lets computer information systems students to obtain a legal copy and license for various Microsoft software applications. This program is available to students that are currently enrolled in Computer Information Systems (CO) classes. See the link on the right for directions on how to access the DreamSpark program.