Computer Information Systems
Associate in Science (A.S.)
Play a critical role in any organization by managing their technological infrastructure. With our transfer-friendly degree in computer information systems, you'll be one step closer to building a career in IT, cloud computing, and corporate management.
Career Outlook: Computer and Information Systems Managers
Businesses rely on experts in information systems to plan and maintain computer hardware and software services. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for computer and information systems managers to grow 16% by 2031. The average annual salary was $159,010 in 2021.
A.S. Program Overview
Gain a strong foundation in software development, information systems management, and cloud computing with this hands-on degree program. Practice coding in Java, build XML and SQL databases, develop college-level math skills, and learn about the business side of computer science.
Earn Industry Credentials
Our technical skills courses align with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy. This innovation curriculum keeps you at the forefront of cloud technologies to help you get hired in a rapidly growing industry.
Prepare for AWS certification exams and graduate from our program with industry-recognized credentials, including:
- AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
- AWS Systems Operator Administrator
Develop Leadership Skills
Courses in business, communications, and ethics add management training to your technical education. Meet with industry leaders from around the Finger Lakes to talk about current trends and career advice. Together, these industry experts — including Chief Information Officers and Information Systems Directors — can help you explore your career options and the transfer programs that get you there.
Online Courses Available
Over 75% of our Computer Information Systems courses are available online. Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. Learn more about FLCC online learning.
A.S. Program Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:
- Apply computational concepts and analytical thinking in the development of computer algorithms and solutions.
- Compare information systems and technologies used in organizations, explaining their impact on the success of organizations.
- Apply computer algorithms and solutions to solve theoretical problems in businesses and/or organizational operations.
- Analyze the social context of computing as it impacts individuals, organizations, and society (including ethical, legal, security, and global policy issues).
Seamless Transfer Opportunities
Computer Information Systems is a transfer degree program that prepares you to enter a four-year program as a junior. Many regional colleges and universities offer a bachelor's degree in information systems or related programs, including:
- Buffalo State College
- Farmingdale State College
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Stony Brook University
- SUNY Brockport
- SUNY Fredonia
- SUNY Old Westbury
- SUNY Plattsburgh
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Four-Year Career Pathways
This program prepares you to complete an advanced degree and pursue career opportunities in the following fields:
- Cloud Computing
- Computer Information Systems
- Data Science
- Information Management
- Information Technology
- Web and Mobile Computing
Low-Cost Tuition and Scholarship Opportunities
Earn a quality education at an affordable rate. With our low cost-per-credit and general scholarship opportunities, you can maximize your potential with minimal debt. 80% of students are awarded scholarships or financial aid that help with the cost of college.
Computing Sciences faculty bring a wide range of technical expertise and decades of teaching experience. They hold degrees from institutions such as Rochester Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Nazareth College. Many have professional experience working in cybersecurity, network administration, and software development. Equally passionate about technology and teaching, they work to keep courses up-to-date with the latest technology and relevant skills for today's rapidly changing world.