Computer Information Systems

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I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.

— Isaac Asimov

The Computer Information Systems Department will prepare you to function as information professional in a world that is being constantly transformed by technology.

We offer lecture, hands-on approach, online, and self-paced courses.

We also offer a robust cybersecurity program.

Students working at a computer

What You’ll Study
  • Cybersecurity/Cyber Defense
  • Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking Penetration Testing Cybersecurity Competitions
  • Cisco Networking (Routing & Switching)
  • Cisco CyberOps
  • CCNA Security
  • CCNA Bootcamp
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Network Virtualization
  • Wireless Networking Technology
  • IT Fundamentals
  • Programming (Python, Java, C++, C#)
  • DevSecOps Engineering Cloud Deployment and Security
  • VMware vSphere Virtualization Networking
  • Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure)
  • Cloud Computing Architecture
  • Cloud Operation Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Information Systems Management
  • Data Science (Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Data Management)
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Word Processing – Word for Windows
  • Spreadsheet – Excel for Windows
  • Adobe PDF Document Management
  • Presentation – PowerPoint for Windows
  • Microsoft Outlook/Office Procedures
  • Database – Access for Windows
  • Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL
  • Business Information Worker
  • E-Business Applications
  • Business Skills Development
  • Emerging Technologies
  • IT Support Services
  • Computer Desktop/Hardware Support
  • Network and System Administration
  • Microsoft Networking Fundamentals
  • Administering Windows Server
  • Administrating Azure Directory Services
  • Administrating Microsoft Network Infrastructure
  • Digital Forensics
  • Computer Forensics Capstone
  • IT Project Management
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Digital Badging and e-Portfolio
  • Soft Skills for IT Professionals
  • CIS Internship

Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Computer Information Systems.

Careers & Salary


  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Occupations, All Other


  • Low: $35k
  • Average: $89k
  • High: $159k

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What Students Say

“I … went to the Cypress College website and noticed all the CIS (Computer Information Systems) classes the college offers at many different levels, and I was sold. I registered right then and started to look at which classes I wanted to start with, hoping that come registration time they were available. They were and I was ecstatic. I do wish that I had found Cypress when I first moved down here.”

Lisa Benjamin

Adjunct Faculty
  • Barrett Busch
  • Alan Gauthier
  • Michael Gould
  • Faith Hogan
  • Amir Khan
  • Rory Mulcahey
  • Patrick Selitrennikoff
  • Lisa Tran
  • Patrick Wu
Computer Information Systems Department

Location: Business Education Building, Room 206
T: (714) 484-7211
Department Chair: Peter Molnar,