Computer Information Systems Diploma


This 60-credit diploma 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, systems design and foundational programming. 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.

KPU graduates who complete the prescribed courses in the Computer Information Systems (CISY) diploma or certificate program will be able to transition into the Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology degree program at KPU. For more information see Information Technology: Bachelor of Technology

Student Profile

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.

Career Opportunities

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

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