Computer Information Science Department

  • Business & CIS Division Office

  • Degrees

    • Computer Science
    • Information Processing
    • Information Systems Security
    • Management Information Science
    • Network Administration
    • Network Design
    • Web Developer
  • Certificates

    • Active Server Pages Developer
    • Advanced CISCO Networking
    • Computer Science
    • Information Processing Specialist
    • Information Processing Technician
    • Information Systems Security
    • International Computer Driving License
    • Management Information Science
    • Network Administration
    • Network Design
    • PC Support
    • Programming
    • Web Developer
    • Webmaster Level 1
    • Webmaster Level 2
    • Word Processing Technician
  • Department Catalog
    Information PDF

The Computer Information Science (CIS) Department prepares students for careers in industry or for transfer to four-year universities. Students gain the background required for an array of career options in information technology by studying in one or more of our programs.

Many CIS professors have advanced degrees.  All have practiced what they teach, bringing to the classroom their years of experience working in industry. Professors teach skills that you can directly apply to the workplace. There is perhaps no better place in Sacramento to obtain a quality computer information science education. And there is certainly no place that provides a better value.

The department offers a broad variety of courses that cover many different skill sets and diverse areas of knowledge. We offer courses in a wide variety of disciplines.  These include information processing (computer applications), networking, programming, information security, and web development. Many classes will prepare you for professional industry certifications, as well.  Have questions about a specific major?  Ask the program contacts – they’re happy to help.

Most of the courses we offer are transferable to CSU and/or UC. We also offer several courses that count toward SCC General Education requirements in Languages and Rationality (Area II).

Programs of Study

Check out the different program options below. Meet with a counselor or chat with your professor to find out what the best option is for you.

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