Computer Information Systems (CIS)
Why Choose Mid Michigan College?
Are you both creative and analytical? A natural problem solver who is curious and appreciates being challenged? If so, a future in information systems could ideal for you.
Information systems skills open doors to a number of professional careers that allow for meaningful growth and advancement. Our graduates find work as network and IT infrastructure administrators, as well as technicians, programmers, and software developers. With on-the-job experience, they move up from there.
Associate degree holders in this field earn higher starting salaries than in most other industries.
Fast career entry
Our Associate Degrees in CIS can be earned in less than two years when students attend full time. Students can focus on IT Infrastructure or Software Development.
Our Cisco Networking Academy and certifications can be completed in only nine months.
Cisco Networking Academy
Find out why so many people working in information systems say that attending a Cisco Academy was one of the best professional decisions they ever made.
Learning beyond the classroom
Becoming a capable technician means practicing--not simply reading a book. Our CIS students learn on real equipment in our hands-on labs. They practice skills on Cisco routers and switches and simulators. These experiences ensure they are well-prepared to enter careers as soon as they graduate.
Students also learn beyond the walls of Mid--participating in industry tours and meeting professionals engaged in the exciting work of information systems.
Our graduates can explore a number of career paths:
Computer Support Specialists assist technology users when they experience difficulties. These professionals trouble-shoot and find solutions quickly.
Network Admin/techs are responsible for the daily maintenance, upkeep and operation of computer networks, which includes handling the physical elements of the network.
Programmers create code that allows applications and software to fulfill specified functions.
- Software Developers: Median $105,590 / year
- Network Administrators: Median $82,050 / year
- Computer Support Specialist: Median $53,470 / year
Employment Outlook (2016-2026)*:
- For Software Developers: 24% (much faster than average)
- For Computer Support Specialists: 11%
- For Network Administrators: 6%
*Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014 figures. Some figures may be based on achieving education beyond an associate degree.
Mid's CIS Program and Pathways currently prepares you to take certification exams for the following industry-recognized certifications.
- CompTIA IT Fundamentals
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA PenTest+
- Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician
- Ciso Certified Network Associate
- Cisco Cybersecurity Operations
- Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals
- LPI Linux Essentials