Computer Information Systems encompasses the fields of Computer Science and Information Systems. Primary fields of study include software development, programming, and applications. Careers in today’s information systems require knowledge and hands-on experience in microcomputer applications as well as programming.  Professionals in the computing field seek to advance the fundamental understanding of how information is processed, as well as the practical design of software and hardware to accomplish specific functions. The Associate in Science degree requirements are designed to satisfy core requirements for many Computer Science and Information Systems transfer patterns. However, students should consult a counselor and especially the catalog of the intended transfer institution for specific transfer requirements in the major.  The program in Computer Information Systems offers students an opportunity to earn an associate’s degree as well as coursework in general CIS electives for students in other fields of study campus-wide.  The program also offers certificates and courses for high-demand skill areas such as mobile device development.