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Computer Information Systems

El Camino’s computer information systems degree and certificate programs put you on a path to work in business, solving operational issues with information technology systems. We offer a variety of ways to prepare for a rewarding, in-demand career.

Our Computer Information Systems Associate in Science (AS) degree typically takes two years. Or choose one of our certificates and be ready work in an entry-level job in just six months to a year.

Computer information systems education at El Camino will show you how to put your technical skills to work in a business setting.

2,208
Approximate cost for an El Camino College computer information systems degree.
100K
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $42,000 to $194,000 with an average salary of $100,000.
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Career opportunities for this program are expected to grow 12.4% nationwide from 2016 to 2026.

Choose a Degree Designed for Computer Information Career or Transfer

Many El Camino computer information systems students want to start their careers as soon as possible. Others aim to continue their education at a four-year college or university. We offer several options perfect for either goal.

Degree

This degree prepares you to pursue a career in computer information systems. It’s a great option if you want to enter the business at the entry-level and begin working right away.

  • Learn project management skills and handle help desk incident reports.
  • Perform systems analysis and design and implement cybersecurity measures.
  • Create business software including websites, desktop applications, and mobile apps.
  • Manage business data using spreadsheets and databases.
  • Install and maintain small and large local area networks.
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Certificates

This certificate offers a direct pathway for entry-level office jobs working as general administrative support.

  • Learn basic computer applications including Word, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Gain valuable oral and written communication skills.
  • Take classes covering topics such as microcomputer keyboarding, human relations, and office applications.
  • Complete essential job training needed for a business environment.
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This certificate offers education and training needed for an entry-level job in programming for a business.

  • Customize your education and choose one of the following options:
    • Enterprise Programming: app development and programming, database programming
    • Web and Mobile Programming: mobile app building, MySQL database
  • Learn project management skills and handle help desk incident reports.
  • Perform systems analysis and design and implement cybersecurity measures.
  • Install and maintain small and large local area networks.
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This certificate offers education and training needed for an entry-level job in information systems focused on Cisco networking.

  • Earn industry certification within guidelines established by Cisco Systems and the Cisco Networking Academy.
  • Practice the skills needed to install, configure, and maintain internet-based networking technologies.
  • Apply fundamental networking concepts and technologies.
  • Take classes covering topics such as information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware, and applications.
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This certificate offers education and training needed for an entry-level job in computer user support.

  • Learn to design graphical user interfaces and perform systems analysis.
  • Manage and support personal computers and basic networking within an organization.
    • Focus on networks and devices such as tablets, routers, office servers, personal computers, and systems software management.
  • Develop webpages, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Implement and maintain local area networks.
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This certificate offers education and training needed for an entry-level job in database management in a business environment.

  • Learn to design and develop a database from user specifications.
  • Analyze source documents and practice normalizing a database.
  • Discover techniques of effective design, big data, data mining, and data analytics.
  • Practice and implement cybersecurity measures.
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The Technical Support and Networking Specialist Certificate of Achievement is designed for students who wish to learn the essential skills in technical support and networking.

  • Use up-to-date technology and networking techniques to learn how to solve a variety of technical and networking issues.
  • Develop computer fundamentals, maintenance, support, technical knowledge, networking, and communication skills.
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Pursue an Entry-Level Computer Information Systems Job or Further Education

As an El Camino computer information systems graduate, you’ll be ready to start work immediately in an office setting. We’re here to help you find career options and decide on the best step after graduation.

  • Work in a broad range of job positions like software specialist, computer user support specialist, web developer, database developer, systems analysts, or network administrator.
  • Pursue opportunities for career advancement with further education.
  • Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $42,000 to $194,000 with an average salary of $100,000.

Build Your Computer Information Career Network Beyond the Classroom

As an El Camino computer information systems student, you become part of a professional community. The hands-on experience you gain here will prove valuable throughout your career.

  • Learn computer information concepts and critical-thinking skills valuable to any career.
  • Explore state-of-the-art curriculum utilizing the most current software and hardware.
  • Understand the professional responsibilities of a computer professional through awareness of the ethical, legal, and societal implications found in information technology.
  • Discover the program that fits your needs whether you are a computer novice, current worker looking for career enhancement, prospective student pursuing a two-year degree, or current student seeking education to prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university.
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Computer Information Systems Program Maps

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a Computer Information Systems AS degree or a Business Information Worker, Business Programming, Cisco Networking Administration, Computer Systems Applications, Computer User Support Specialist, or Database Management certificate.

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El Camino College Computer Information Systems Department