Wayne State College
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Computer Information Systems Degree

About the Computer Information Systems Degree

The computer information systems (CIS) degree program will prepare you in current and emerging information technologies that can be applied across a wide variety of fields. All classes and labs are held in Gardner Hall, and our new Center for Applied Technology, where you'll find state-of-the-art computer labs and equipment. In the CIS program, you'll gain foundational IT skills, opportunities to explore cutting-edge topics, and in-depth instruction in one or more of the the following concentrations:

  • Integrated Technology Support - learn how to set up and troubleshoot a range of technologies, and how to manage the technology support process
  • Networking and Cyber Security - learn a wide range of topics, from basics, to network administration, to keeping hackers out
  • Programmer/Analyst - learn to write code and assemble code from object libraries
  • Web Specialist - learn web content creation, how to manage the web presence of an organization, and e-commerce systems and practices

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A. or B.S. in Computer Information Systems

Hours required:
Computer information systems core: 36
Concentrations: 21
General studies: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular minors: Business administration, Computer Science, Geospatial Technology, Graphic Design, Mathematics, Web and Mobile App Design

School: Business and Technology

Department: Computer Technology and Information Systems

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships at Wayne State College.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the Computer Information Systems degree program.

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Skills Learned

  • Analysis and design of computer information systems
  • Network concepts and technologies
  • Operating system configuration and maintenance
  • Computer troubleshooting
  • Computer programming
  • Database development and design using SQL
  • Website design and administration
  • Plus concentration-specific studies


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Possible Careers

  • IT support specialist
  • Network administrator
  • Systems analyst
  • Software developer
  • Application developer
  • Web developer
  • Computer repair technician

pre nursing program employers


  • Software companies
  • Computer companies
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Businesses and organizations
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Government agencies

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Computer Information Systems degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more.

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Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

pre nursing degree activities


  • Competitions, trips, and more – Show your skills and compete for awards at robotics and programming competitions, attend guest speaker events, and tour professional IT facilities to learn more about your field and meet pros in the industry.
  • Community events – Conduct workshops to help teach computing topics to local senior citizen groups, help promote the technology recycling program, serve as a judge for the Web Wizardry Competition, and even present at local schools for technology career days
pre nursing program internships


We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating with a Computer Information Systems degree. You are not required to complete an internship; however, Career Services is available to help you find internship and employment opportunities if you wish to do so.

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