Computer Information Systems

Welcome to the Computer Information Systems Department!

The need for skilled computer information systems employees is expected to grow by 15% in the next 10 years. Read this article: "LinkedIn says these are the 10 most in-demand jobs that don't need a degree" and see why you should enroll in one of our CIS programs!

Our department offers degrees and certificates in five major areas: 

  • Computer Programming
  • Network Administration
  • Web Developer
  • MS.NET Application Development
  • JAVA Enterprise Programming
The degree programs require a minimum of 60 units, of which at least 36 units must be in a selected CIS major, and at least 24 units must be General Education units. Several levels of certificates are available in each of the five areas. The certificate programs can be completed without the General Education requirements.

For information about our internationally recognized Technest program, and to start the enrollment process, go to our Technest webpage
Technest virtual open house!

The Fall 2021 Technest Informational Session/Open House was held on Monday, April 26th. 


If you missed the session, or if you'd like to enroll in one of the Technest programs, please fill out the Technest Assessment/Enrollment Form. Recordings from the session can be found on the form:

More information on the following courses and certificates are on that form, and students who fill it out will be automatically enrolled in the courses they choose (subject to the Instructor's approval):

-- Emerging Tech Entrepreneurship (CIS 106, 107, 108, and BUS 068)

-- Business and Data Analytics (CIS 120, 122, 123, 124)

-- Google IT (CIS 140, 141, 142, 143, 144)



CIS: Cisco Networks - CCNA Certificate Level 2

AS CIS: Computer Programming

CIS: Computer Programming Certificate Level 2

CIS: Computer Programming Certificate Level 3

AS CIS: General Networking

CIS: General Networking Certificate Level 1

AS CIS: Microsoft Networks - MCSE

CIS: Microsoft Networks - MCSA Certificate Level 2

CIS: Microsoft Networks - MCSE Certificate Level 2

AS CIS: UNIX Networks

CIS: UNIX Networks Certificate Level 1

AS Computer Information Systems: Web Developer

CIS: Web Developer Certificate Level 2

CIS: Web Developer Certificate Level 3

​Contact Us


Division Counselor

Julie Nguyen

408-298-2181 ext. 3440

Job Development & Placement Specialist


Thomas (Tommy) Nguyen

408-298-2181 x 3181

Dean of Career Technology Education

Dr. J. Edward Stevenson

(408) 288-3197


Kidane Sengal

408-298-2121 ext.3892

Sanjay Dorairaj

408-298-2181 ext.3014


Mark Branom

Larry Gee

Clem Lundie

Srinivasan Mandyam

Dan McElroy

Majid Tajrishi

Philip Tayco

Chung-Wen (Albert) Tsao

Yeheyis Workeneh 

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