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A Career in Information Technology

Information Technology is the fastest growing career field, and emcopases a wide array of computer professional career paths and positions, from Tech Support to Cyber Security Specialist and spans a range of industries, from technology to healthcare, finance and education.

Careers in IT deal with the design, creation, management and maintenance of the varied components of the system, including software, hardware, networks, systems integration and multimedia.

Job titles could include: Desktop Support Engineer, Computer Consultant, Sales Engineer, Network Engineer, LAN Engineer, WAN Engineer, Network Security Consultant, CIO (Chief Information Officer), CTO (Chief Technology Officer), Systems Administrator, IT Security Analyst, Information Security Professional, Cyber Security Analyst, Computer Security Specialist, Help Desk Technician, Desktop Support Technician, Technical Support Specialist, Systems Administrator, Computer Support Engineer, IT Support Specialist, Field Service Technician, Enterprise Support Technician, Desktop Support Analyst.

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 Gainful Employment Information

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 Gainful Employment Information

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 Gainful Employment Information

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

Andrew Brannan Part-time Faculty, CIS

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

Debora (Debby) 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

Shahzad Anwar Part-time Instructor, Computer Information systems

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

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

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

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