Associate in Computer Information Systems

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Why Study Computer Information Systems? 

If you can envision it, we’ll teach you to build it. Our industry-leading immersive program gives you hands-on experience writing code and designing databases, and prepares you lead clients through the software development process, from determining business requirements to testing prototypes. 

What You'll Learn 

Our innovative program provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of computer programming and software development, alongside business basics such as accounting and business communication. You’ll also be introduced to the process of creating a web-based database. All with flexible degree options that empower you to build your career your own way.

Program Details

An Associate’s degree gives you a forward-looking education in classical liberal arts and sciences, while introducing you to the creative and critical thinking skills you need to advance professionally and personally. View the core requirements and electives needed to earn an Associate in Computer Information Systems from Columbia College.

Associate degree programs offer a focused exploration of general education subjects and can typically be completed in two years. Graduates are prepared to either shape their path in the workforce or advance to a bachelor's program. Bachelor's degree programs provide transformative study in a specific subject area to prepare you for new and leading-edge career opportunities.

  • Computer programming 
  • Agile software development 
  • Databases 
  • Statistics 
  • Accounting 
  • Business communication 
  • Computer information systems

Careers & Outcomes 

Your degree will prepare you to help a business develop software to improve their operations. You will be able to write code and design databases. You’ll also be able to communicate with clients and customers throughout the software development process from determining business requirements to testing prototypes. 

Employment of computer support occupations is expected to grow at a faster-than-average rate through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

Some possible paths include: 

  • Computer programmer 
  • Database administrator 
  • Web development 
  • Computer support 
  • Database support 
  • Programming support

Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.


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because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.