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As technology becomes more integral to everyday life in our society, the demand for computer experts increases. Our Computer Information Systems program will give you the edge you need to become an employee in high demand. We can teach new students from the ground up, or upgrade the skills of those already working in the field.

The Computer Information Systems program prepares students for any occupation that involves computer applications, database, technical and customer support services, web authoring/developing, Internet information researcher/architect, computer technician, network administration, database administration, and upgrading job skills.

Do you need specific industry certifications? Our courses will prepare you for just that, including certifications such as CompTIA’s, A+, or Microsoft’s MCSE . Our curriculum will provide you with valuable computer experience and the training you need to reach your goals.

Computer Information Systems

C.I.S.: Administrative Technical Support Concentration

A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

The Administrative Technical Support concentration prepares students for positions as computer applications users, computer applications installers/trainers, and technically oriented administrative personnel.

Administrative Technical Support Concentration Certificate


Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report)

Executive Secretaries
43-6011.00
Secretaries
43-6014.00

CIPC Code 520401
Semester Units Required 28
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 18
Estimated Total Fees $1,360
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $2,212
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $10,236
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

C.I.S.: Computer Applications Concentration

A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

The Computer Applications concentration prepares students for positions as entry-level users of current computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Computer Applications Concentration Certificate


Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Data Entry Keyers
43-9021.00
Computer Operators
43-9011.00
CIPC Code 110601
Semester Units Required 22
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $1060
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,738
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

C.I.S.: Networking Concentration

A.A or A.S. Degree

Successful completion of the curriculum in the Networking concentration prepares students for positions as network administrators and other network personnel. Many of the courses also help prepare students for the Microsoft Certification exams needed for achieving MCSA, MCSE and MCDBA.

Networking Concentration Certificate


Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Computer Managers
11-3021.00
Computer Analysts
15-1121.00
Database Administrators
15-1141.00
Network Administrators
15-1142.00
Computer User Support
15.1151.00
Network Support Specialists
15.1152.00
CIPC Code 110901
Semester Units Required 24
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $1,152
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,896
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Technical Support Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Diagnose common software and hardware problems.
  • Analyze and integrate software systems for the business environment.
  • Demonstrate professional communication and customer service skills.
  • Computer Applications Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Demonstrate Computer Literacy, Explain Computer/Software Security
  • Analyze scenarios, investigate options and appropriately apply workplace computer programs.
  • Demonstrate file management proficiency.
  • Networking Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Design LAN and WAN logical topologies that support various sized organizations.
  • Assess security risks and identify ways to minimize their threat and/or impact.
  • Analyze various operating system options and applications, then make recommendations based on organizational needs.
  • Virtual Office Professional: Administrative Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Demonstrate Digital Literacy and work habits required for a successful virtual business.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of web-based business tools for successful operation of a virtual business.
  • Develop and implement common deliverables for a virtual office.
  • Digital Literacy, Skills Certificate
  • Solve common basic personal computer problems, applying use of terminology and appropriate research and communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to function effectively in a digital community or course.
  • Produce and organize common office workplace and academic software files.
  • Information Assurance Technician (Level 1), Skills Certificate
  • Design LAN and WAN logical topologies that support various sized organizations.
  • Demonstrate professional communication and customer service skills.
  • Analyze various operating system options and applications, then make recommendations based on organizational needs.
  • Information Assurance Technician (Level 2), Skills Certificate
  • Design LAN and WAN logical topologies that support various sized organizations.
  • Analyze various operating system options and applications, then make recommendations based on organizational needs.
  • Assess security risks and identify ways to minimize their threat and/or impact.

Contact

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  • B 3
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • Fall and Spring M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • (916) 660-7800
  • (916) 630-4523

Debora Carter Part-time Instructor, Computer Information Systems (CIS)

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Cyndi Dunn CIS Instructor 175

  • V 115A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Cyndi Dunn has been a professor of Computer Information Systems and Business at Sierra College since 1990. She holds a Bachelor of Science ... More

Paula J Elson Instructor, C.I.S.

  • V 115 B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Steven Gillette Instructor, Mechatronics,

  • V 113 C
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Annette Nylander Instructor, C.I.S.

  • V 115 C
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

MBA emphasis in Project Management – Keller Graduate School, BA in Management Information Systems – The Union Institute, AS... More

Melissa Prinzing Instructor, C.I.S.

  • V 115 B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

I teach Computer Applications – how to use computers. Everyone needs to be able to use a computer for work, school, and/or personal... More

Jaquelyn Cubre Part-time Instructor, Nevada County Campus, Computer Information Systems (CIS)

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Pauline Dyke Part-time Instructor, Nevada County Campus, Computer Information Systems (CIS)

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Vilnis Vulfs Part-time Instructor, Tahoe/Truckee Campus, Computer Information Systems

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