Computer Information Systems

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

— Isaac Asimov
Students working at a computer

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.

What You’ll Study
  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer and Windows Concepts
  • MS Word Document Formatting
  • MS Word Business Applications
  • Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Windows
  • E-Business Applications
  • Linux Operating System
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Desktop Publishing – Publisher
  • MS Outlook/Office Procedures
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Adobe PDF Document Management
  • Spreadsheet-Excel for Windows
  • Database-Access for Windows
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Information Systems Management
  • PC Operating System
  • PC/Network Hardware Support
  • Computer Desktop Support
  • Web Page Design
  • Microsoft Networking Fundamentals
  • Administering Windows Server
  • Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint Services
  • Administrating and Configuring Windows Server Directory Services
  • Cybersecurity Competition Fundamentals
  • Administrating and Configuring Windows Server Network Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Microsoft Virtualization and Cloud Deployment
  • VMware vSphere Virtualization Networking
  • Programming
  • Microsoft Project
  • Visual C# Programming
  • Web Page Programming
  • Web Technology and Social Media
  • Visual C++ Programming
  • Web Programming with ASP
  • Java Programming
  • XML Programming
  • Cisco Networking
  • Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL
  • CCNA Bootcamp
  • Wireless Networking Technology
  • Linux Server Administration
  • Perl Programming
  • PHP Programming
  • Python Programming
  • Voice Over IP
  • Word Processing
  • Java Web and Mobile Applications
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Storage Management and Cloud Computing
  • CCNA Security
  • New Technology
  • Game Concepts Development
  • Game Programming
  • Java Game Programming
  • Mobile Game Programming
  • Windows Game Programming
  • 3D Game Programming
  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer Forensics Capstone
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Cyber Crime
  • Analysis of Digital Media
  • CIS Internship
  • Computer Information Systems Seminar
  • Storage Management and Cloud Computing

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
  • Mayada Alani
  • Rassoul Alizadeh
  • Phillip Berres
  • Alan Gauthier
  • Faith Hogan
  • Amir Khan
  • Patrick Selitrennikoff
  • Lisa Tran
  • Steve Tran
  • Gwenn Withrow
  • Patrick Wu
  • Jerry Zhou
Computer Information Systems Department

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