This 30-credit certificate program provides graduates with diverse computing knowledge to meet the computer and information system needs of organizations of all sizes. The program is designed to provide graduates with a solid foundation in computer systems and user support, network administration, and systems design. The Computer Information Systems programs (CISY) offer a unique practitioner-oriented approach to systems support and software development. Computer Information Systems courses are offered by the Computer Science and Information Technology department.
Upon completion of the Computer Information Systems certificate program students are encouraged to pursue the Computer Information Systems diploma program and subsequently, the Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology degree, to strengthen their IT skills and broaden their career options. Students interested in the CISY diploma and/or the BTECH degree program should consult a School of Business Advisor for course planning assistance.
These programs are designed for students interested in pursuing a career in one of the many fields within the Information Technology sector. At a minimum, students entering the program should have completed high school MATH 11 Foundations with a C+ or a KPU equivalent MATQ qualifying course or have achieved an equivalent result on KPU's Math Placement Test.
Graduates of this program may find employment in the following areas:
- Network administration
- Systems and user support
- Database design and management
- Systems analysis and design
- Software development
- Web design and development
- Technical documentation
- C# & Java Programming