Computer Information Systems
The computer helps people do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. Behind the scenes of every organization are dedicated men and women who develop computer systems to perform needed functions. The CIS program will prepare you for a career in many areas of the computer field including network support, computer programming, database design, web site design or user support.
The CIS program features coursework in several programming languages, systems analysis, network design, database design, and software applications. Additional business classes provide the necessary background in how computers are used in the workplace.
Computer information processing is among the fastest growing fields in business, industry, government, and education. The number of entry-level positions available in this field continues to exceed the number of qualified persons to fill them.
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Graduates have gained employment at many regional organizations, including Borg-Warner Automotive, The CBORD Group, Inc., Cornell Federal Credit Union, Cornell University, Enlyten, Inc., Ithaca College, Marietta Corporation, Monarch Machine Tool Inc., Pall Trinity Micro Corporation, Precision Filters, Inc., Thomas Associates Architects, Engineers, PC, and Tompkins Cortland Community College.
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Although the computer information systems A.A.S. degree is not designed primarily for transfer, graduates have continued their educations at four-year institutions. Recent transfer institutions include:
- University at Albany
- Binghamton University
- SUNY College at Cortland
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute
- Ithaca College
- Rochester Institute of Technology
Why did you choose to attend Tompkins Cortland? I was ready to make a better future for myself and my family and I had heard that TC3 was a great Community College.
Who at TC3 has had the greatest positive impact on your experience? I have earned 3 degrees from Tompkins Cortland so I can’t just choose one person along the way. Ken Whitener encouraged me to keep trying when I wanted to quit while working on my first degree; Computer Science. I figured out that I wanted to be in the CSS and CIS area so I could work with helping others and with technology; Patty V, Chris A, and Olivia H pushed me to finish these degrees and continue with my Bachelors.
What were your involvements on campus as a student? I was a student tutor in the library’s tutoring center joined the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, but being the mother of 4 boys did not leave a lot of spare time to participate other than providing treats for bake sales.
How did your student/employee experience at Tompkins Cortland prepare you for what you are going on to do? As the project assistant I was a major part of setting up and supporting the lecture capture smart rooms and got a lot of experience and with new equipment, troubleshooting and teaching others how to use it.
What is the name of your (new) employer and job title? Technology Support Generalist at CBORD, a software company in Ithaca