Business, Technology and the Arts


Debbie Sorrentino
Program Coordinator
Location: B-213
Phone: 716-614-6855

Computer Information Systems, A.S.

Online Option Available


The Computer Information Systems program prepares students with both problem solving and technical skills needed to assist organizations in conducting business and operating more efficiently. The demand for individuals with experience in software, hardware, data and networks increases daily as all organizations rely on computer and information technology.

The U.S. Department of Labor projects computer information systems related occupations to be among the fastest growing occupations through the year 2022, with a projected growth rate of 15%. Employment is expected to grow as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated technologies. The need for computer specialists to use their knowledge and skills in a problem-solving capacity will be a major factor in the rising demand for information systems specialists.

Career choices for students in this curriculum include computer programmer, systems analyst, information systems specialist, information technology specialist, network administrator and database administrator.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • Design, implement, test, and debug programs that employ fundamental programming constructs.
  • Utilize the three basic principles of object-oriented design: encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism.
  • Work as a team member in a problem-solving situation.
  • Apply technical knowledge and skills to provide practical solutions to real-world problems.

Why Computer Information Systems?

Our graduates are employed in a wide range of business and industry including health care, insurance, banking, education and technology to name a few.