Computer Information Systems and Business Education

Computer Information Systems and Business Department Chair:
Mauricio Najarro
W-125
925-551-6228
mnajarro@dvc.edu
Office:
San Ramon Campus
Telephone:
925-866-1822

Possible career opportunities

Training in computer information systems prepares students for a broad range of roles. Some possible career options include webmaster, web developer, web designer, executive assistant, office manager, office assistant, entrepreneur, database analyst, database designer, computer trainer, project manager, and team member in a startup.

Associate degree and certificate program information

Degrees and certificates offered by the Computer Information Systems and Business Department

Associate in science degree

  • Computer Information Systems  (CIS)
    • Specializations
      • Database Management
      • Project Management
      • Web Graphics
      • Web Technology

Certificates of achievement

  • Computer Information Systems - Core  (CIS)
  • Computer Information Systems - Database Management  (CIS)
  • Computer Information Systems - Project Management  (CIS)
  • Computer Information Systems - Web Graphics  (CIS)
  • Computer Information Systems - Web Technology  (CIS)

Certificates of accomplishment

  • Computer Information Systems - Database Management  (CIS)
  • Computer Information Systems - Project Management  (CIS)
  • Computer Information Systems - Web Graphics  (CIS)
  • Computer Information Systems - Web Technology (CIS)

Computer Information Systems and Business Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Computer Information Systems and Business Department class schedules

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Statement of program goals and objectives

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) curriculum as outlined herein provides a comprehensive program designed to prepare students with broad technology skill sets required by careers in any of the many industries that comprise the economic backbone of Contra Costa County, such as Manufacturing, Information Technology (IT), Financial Services, Education, Healthcare, Retail, Construction, etc. CIS jobs go by a variety of titles, including applications developer, programmer analyst, software designer, customer support specialist, help desk technician, workstation support specialist, database designer, database analyst, database security, network control operator, network security administrator, internet developer, webmaster, internet systems integrator, among others. Completion of this degree or the certificates will provide excellent preparation for a student interested in a career in a variety of industries in any of those job categories.

Students will acquire basic occupational competencies enabling them to perform the duties of Information Technologies and Management workers as identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

1. Provide technical assistance and training to computer system users.
2. Investigate and resolve computer software and hardware problems of users;
3. Perform the duties demanded in any modern office environment.
4. Design and maintain static and dynamic web sites.
5. Integrate elements such as graphics, animation and streaming media on web sites.
6. Develop and implement database systems for stand alone or internet based deployment.
7. Use technology to manage multi-faceted projects.

CIS Instructors emails and homepages

Loc Huynh lhuynh@dvc.edu

Mario Tejada mtejada@dvc.edu

Mauricio Najarro mnajarro@dvc.edu