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Computer & Information Science

Welcome to the Computer & Information Science Program at College of DuPage.

Get the technical skills to enhance your career at College of DuPage. Health care facilities, computer consulting services, accounting systems design, manufacturing and government agencies are a few examples of fields that provide jobs for technical and business computer experts. Retail, banking, insurance, real estate and other industries also offer many opportunities.

Job growth in computer-related careers is expected to continue into the next decade. Career opportunities provide great diversification and include help desk technicians, web developers, programmers, database developers, systems analysts and software developers.

Whether you are entering a computer-related field or brushing up on computer skills, the Computer & Information Science (CIS) program offers degrees, certificates and courses that can meet all of your needs:

  • Two-year Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees for Software Development, Application and Technical Support Specialist, Game Design, Game Programming, and Game Animation and Design
  • Certificates in Business Productivity Software, Desktop Database Proficiency, Spreadsheet Proficiency, C++ Language Proficiency, Java Language Proficiency, Visual BASIC Language Proficiency, Linux Proficiency, Web Technician and Web Programmer
  • A two-year Associate in Science (A.S.) degree or Associate in Arts (A.A.) that allows you to transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution. If you are interested in transferring to a four-year school, start with exploring the transfer requirements of some of the schools that offer Computer Science Bachelor Degrees.
  • 3+1 Degree, College of DuPage and Lewis University 3+1 Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Computer Science

More About CIS and First Semester Courses 

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Contact Information

Stephen Santello, Program Chair
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1433, (630) 942-2654

Nazia Naqvi, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1E13, (630) 942-2081

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