Computer Information Systems

Want to be in the driver’s seat in today’s technology driven economy?

Lyndon State College offers real-world preparation for exciting, in-demand careers in computer information systems. CIS majors learn about computer systems and the way humans and computers interact from a scientific perspective. Instruction in networking, hardware, security, databases, and system development will provide you with a foundation of knowledge, problem solving, and logical thinking that will serve as a competitive advantage to you in your career, in whatever computing field you choose.
Computing offers great opportunities for true creativity and innovativeness!

Big data? Big future!

Data scientists are in high demand but short supply. Computing and computer technology are part of just about everything that touches our lives from the cars we drive, to the movies we watch, to the ways businesses and governments deal with us. Understanding different dimensions of computing is part of the necessary skill set for an educated person in the 21st century. Whether you want to be a scientist, develop the next great application, or be an IT professional, studying computing for software engineering and information technology will provide you with valuable knowledge.

Experiential learning is a cornerstone of a Lyndon education.

The computing curriculum gives students real-world, hands-on experiences. All Computer Information Systems majors complete a computing-related internship—filling roles such as network engineers, software developers, and IT assistants.

Are you ready?

  • Complete an internship in implementing networks, developing software, ensuring security, troubleshooting computing issues, or building other computer skills.
  • Build teamwork skills and friendships while problem solving with other students.
  • Make a positive difference in the world. The opportunities in computing are without boundaries.

It Helps To Be…

Precise and mathematical but also able to think abstractly. In order to solve problems, you’ll need to think like a human and like a computer at the same time. This requires creativity, imagination, and the ability to think logically. Computing is a discipline that offers rewarding and challenging possibilities for a wide range of people regardless of their range of interests. Computing requires and develops capabilities in solving deep, multidimensional problems requiring imagination and sensitivity to a variety of concerns.

Graduates of our program have gone onto careers in:

  • Network engineers
  • Database develops/administrators
  • Information technology
  • Help desk managers
  • Security specialist
  • Software developers
  • Systems analysts
  • Web developers
  • Tech support specialists
  • Business managers and owners


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