Students working together on computers

Frequently Asked Questions

Computer and Information Science is for you if you are interested in: 

  • Programming, web development or game programming or design
  • Excel, Access, SQL, Oracle or Linux/Unix
  • Becoming more computer literate

Computer and Information Technology (CIT) is for you if you are intersested in building and repairing computers and networks, Cisco or CompTIA certifications, computer forensics or network security.

Graphic Design is for you if you are interested in Graphic Design, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Office Technology Information (OFTI) is for you if you'd like to learn computers skills to become an administrative assistant, office manager, work in a medical office or be an event planner. 

If you still aren’t sure which program would be best for you, ask a contact a CIS faculty member.

You can refer to the table on the Getting Started page to help you determine which CIS course to take. If you still aren’t sure, ask a CIS faculty member.

You do not need to have your own computer to take a computer course. Computer labs are available at the Glen Ellyn campus. The main computer lab is the Academic Computing Lab on the third floor of the Student Resource Center.

The Testing Office offers the opportunity to gain credit for CIS classes by taking a proficiency exam. Currently there are proficiency tests available for these classes:
  •  CIS 1120 (The Internet)
  •  CIS 1130 (Windows Basics)
  •  CIS 1150 (Introduction to CIS)
  •  CIS 1160 (Windows Command Line)
  •  CIS 1221 (Intro to Spreadsheets)
  •  CIS 1230 (Microcomputer Database Application)
  •  CIS 1400 (Programming Logic and Technique)

 For a list of topics covered on the tests, contact Testing.

Contact Information

Dr. Sam Shamsuddin, Program Co-coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1530B, (630) 942-2940

Stephen Santello, Program Co-coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1530C, (630) 942-2654

Kim Groesbeck, Program Support Specialist
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1433, (630) 942-2599

Nazia Naqvi, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1530A, (630) 942-2081

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592