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1001 Howard St.
San Antonio TX, 78212
(210) 486-0554
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What is the Computer Information Systems program? 

The IT courses in the CIS department develop skills that are in demand by employers in both the public and private sectors. 

 Instructional techniques which emphasize hands-on activities with computer hardware, software, and systems are designed to give students an understanding of their professional responsibilities and necessary occupational skills. The central purpose of all programs is to develop occupational competency. Students completing the Associate Degree Programs should be able to:

  • Apply skills as indicated by the various degrees and certificates with a minimum of supervision.
  • Operate practically any computer equipment after a brief orientation period.
  • Prepare necessary documentation and communicate in a satisfactory manner with other personnel concerned.
  • Direct their educational background and ability toward mastering new and special techniques as the need occurs.

What will I learn? 

As a student who obtains a Computer Programming degree/certificate will learn the popular programming languages of today’s computing environments such as Java, C++, Visual Basic.NET, SQL, PHP, Linux.  The students will also learn how to program web pages using HTML, JavaScript, Windows Vista and more.  A Computer Database Specialist student will learn data management skills using  most popular Database Management Systems in the world today such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.  Students will learn data analysis, database design, database programming, and database administration.  The Computer Network Administration student will learn network and system administration skills in the Windows and Linux operating environments.  Students will also gain the skills required for A+ certification, CISCO CCNA certification, Microsoft Windows Server certifications and Linux + certification.  Students will learn in the Computer Security Administration how to provide network and system administration skills with additional security concerns and skills.  Firewalls, Intrusion detection and TCP/IP skills are taught and practiced in this degree program.  The computer security area is the newest and fastest growing sector of the Information Technology profession today. 

What is special about this program? 

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated San Antonio College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education. The CIS department courseware has been reviewed by national level information assurance subject matter experts as part of the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program and determined to meet all of the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standard for: Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011 and Senior Systems Managers, CNSSI No. 4012


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Troy Touchette,

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