Degree and Certificate Information

Associate in Applied Science Degrees

The CIS Program at College of DuPage offers five Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees: Software Development, Application and Technical Support Specialist, Game Design, Game Programming, and Game Animation and Design.

Each degree program consists of a minimum of 64 credits in General Education requirements and program requirements.

Software Development:

The Software Development degree can be earned with emphasis in either Visual Basic, C++, Java, or .NET.


Application and Technical Support Specialist:

Gaming: Game Design, Game Programming, and Game Animation and Design:


College of DuPage offers the following Certificates:

Credits range from 15 to 35.

  • Business Productivity
  • Desktop Database Proficiency
  • Enterprise Database Proficiency
  • Spreadsheet Proficiency
  • C++ Language Proficiency
  • Visual C++ Language Proficiency
  • Java Language Proficiency
  • Visual BASIC Language Proficiency
  • Linux Proficiency
  • UNIX Proficiency
  • Web Technician
  • Web Programmer
  • Game Design and Development
  • Game Programming and Development

 More information on all Certificate requirements

Contact Information

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

Kathy Harper, CIS/CIT Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1474B, (630) 942-3961

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

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


  • Spotlight: Lexie Wilterdink

    Lexie WilterdinkComputer Information Systems

    While studying Game Design and Development at College of DuPage, Lexie Wilterdink was part of a team that won a gold medal in Interactive Application and Video Game Development (College Division) at the 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference. “Game design is not an easy field to get into, and the competition pushed me into going for what I want, and it confirmed this is the right path for me.”

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  • Spotlight: Tucker Wolf

    Tucker WolfComputer Information Systems

    “You are not at COD for anyone else other than you. Really hone in on exactly what it is you want to do, then focus as much time as you can exploring it. College of DuPage’s contribution to my education is huge, especially the SkillsUSA opportunity. I’m going to miss attending COD after I transfer.”

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  • Spotlight: Matthew Vitt

    Matthew VittComputer Information Systems

    “When I actually started computer science classes at College of DuPage, I was very impressed at how knowledgeable the teachers were. Many of the professors at COD do a really great job at teaching their subject matters. I’ve looked at topics in different lights and realized things that I wouldn’t have otherwise seen.”

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  • Spotlight: Robert "RJ" Hickok

    Robert "R.J." HickokComputer Information Systems

    "COD is a blessing in disguise. I'm working with great faculty members who all have incredible resumes. I was startled when I found out some of my professors' previous work histories. For me to be working with such talented people for as little as I pay in tuition shows the power COD has." 

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  • Spotlight: Erna Gevondyan

    Erna GevondyanComputer Information Systems

    "COD’s been helpful in every way, starting with little things, like letting me print my paper for free because I had forgotten my wallet and the paper was due in 10 minutes, all the way to huge things like giving me amazing friends, hiring me as a student worker, and opening up new professional and academic connections."

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  • Spotlight: Josh Longmire

    Josh LongmireComputer Information Systems

    "I love COD so much for giving me the time to explore my passions and have such a full and fulfilled life with such great hope for the future."

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  • Spotlight: Kevin Naughton

    Kevin NaughtonComputer Information Systems

    "I decided on my major after building a computer, which was a ton of fun but also very challenging. I felt that an industry revolving around these machines and the way they work was the industry for me."

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  • Spotlight: Cindy Jaunich

    Cindy JaunichComputer Information Systems

    "I've had some excellent teachers and made great new friends and look forward to always being involved with COD at some level."

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