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Computer Information Systems: Computer Software Technology

Graduates of the Computer Software Technology program are prepared to enter the business workforce as information support staff, administrative assistants, or other office positions in private business and governmental organizations. Majors study the MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, cloud-based office productivity tools such as Google G Suite and web conferencing tools, website management, financial accounting, and general business.

Work and Employment

The proliferation of computers and the internet into almost every aspect of the workplace has generated a need for workers trained in using and applying technology to communicate, solve problems, and improve productivity. Computers have become essential to the operation of stores, banks, colleges and universities, governmental agencies, hospitals, factories, and many other profit and non-profit entities in our society. Employment for CIS graduates is expected to grow as organizations seek new applications skilled in the effective use of technology and an understanding of basic business practices. Employers are increasingly interested in employees who can combine areas of technical expertise or who are adaptable, are able to learn and incorporate new skills, and are able to find opportunities for increased efficiency using technology.

Special Consideration

Workers usually have the following skills and aptitudes: work independently, quickly, and accurately, think logically and use good judgment, concentrate, possess mechanical and mathematical aptitudes, patience, and persistence.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2021-22 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required minimum number 64 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $8,896.00 $23,040.00 $25,728.00
Fees $1,024.00 $1,024.00 $1,024.00
Course Fees * $450.00 * $450.00 * $450.00
Total Tuition and Fees $10,370.00 $24,514.00 $27,202.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.