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16

week semester

5

year locked-in tuition

Online & night classes

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10

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8

week sessions

$375

undergraduate tuition

Available program formats: Online: AS In class: AS

Columbia College Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems

Study Computer Programming and Software Development at Columbia College.

Learn how to solve business problems using computers

The computer information systems program provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of computer programming and software development. You’ll also be introduced to the process of creating a web-based database.

You will also gain an understanding of business basics such as accounting and business communication.

Additionally, you’ll select from a liberal arts general education core that includes ethical reasoning, creative thinking and global awareness.

Opportunities to study:

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

Prepare for a career as a computer programmer

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

Associate vs. Bachelor: What's the difference?

Associate degree programs focus primarily on general education and can typically be completed in two years. Graduates are prepared to either enter the workforce or transition into a bachelor's program. Bachelor's degree programs provide advanced study in a specific subject area and can increase career opportunities.

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Your degree starts here Take these courses

Available program formats

  • General education requirements 21 credit hours
  • Core requirements 35-38 credit hours
  • Electives 3 credit hours
  • Multicultural requirements 0 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 60 credit hours

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