The Computer Information Systems A.A.S. program provides you with a broad base of knowledge in programming and logic, information resource management, systems analysis/design and database management for computer science, information technology (IT), informatics and technology and computer information systems.

This associate in applied science academic program is primarily designed for those whose primary goal is to gain employment in the information technologies.

The following tracks are available in this program:

This program is offered by the Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Computer Science and Mathematics Department.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

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Recent employers include: Blackbaud, Inc.; Capital District YMCA; Curious Minds Media; Hudson Valley Community College; Ideum; Infrastructure; Mayfield School District; NYS Board of Elections; NYS Education Department; NYS Office of Court Administration; NYS Public Service Department; Onsight Solutions; SGS Testcom; and NYS State Comptroller.

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The degree transfers well to CS, computer information systems, information technology management and informatics four-year degree programs.

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Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here are median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): Computer Support Specialist, $48,640; Systems Analyst, $76,690; Web Developer, $61,510.

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“I always had it in my mind that I needed to go back to school and continue college and the people here have been so helpful.”

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Joseph Dana
Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Computer Science and Mathematics DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Room 230

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.