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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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Program Chair

Ken Whitener

Associate Professor, Computer Science

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Transfer Options

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



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