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Computer Information Systems

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security designated PCC a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education in 2017. This designation ensures that you are getting the best instruction available and offers your future employers the assurance that you are well qualified in the rapidly growing CIS industry.

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PCC offers multiple degree options. Earn your associate degree on campus or pursue one of our fully online degrees. You can even get a bachelor’s degree in Secure Software Development right here at PCC.

Our CIS full-time faculty members have extensive industry experience. Part-time instructors often hold current positions in the information technology industry.

Our CIS courses are typically taught with hands-on activities in our state-of-the-art computer labs.

PCC's esports program started in 2021 and quickly is growing in popularity. Students have access to a state-of-the-art gaming lab in which they can play intramural or competitive games. It’s not just for gamers, though: Students also can participate in related activities such as robotics, event planning, podcasting and shoutcasting.

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What will I learn?

The CIS program teaches you basic networking, programming and database technologies, as well as technical aspects of the internet and data communications.

PCC’s Associate of General Studies degree with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems prepares you to transfer to a four-year school as a junior to complete a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems. Please check with your chosen university to make sure your courses will transfer.

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Software Development

Goals: Learn Secure Software Programming and Database Cloud App Development Technologies, with opportunities to earn Database, Java and/or Python SW Developer Industry Certifications 
School: Recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA)
Commitment: Program length ranges from 12-24 months
Studies: All coursework counts towards academic certificate and degree pathways
Contact: Apprenticeship@pueblocc.edu

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Cybersecurity

Goals: CompTIA A+, Net+ and Sec+ certifications, as well as Forensics and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) 
School: Recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA)
Commitment: Program length ranges from 12-24 months
Studies: All coursework counts towards academic certificate and degree pathways
Contact: Apprenticeship@pueblocc.edu
 

Degree & Certificate Offerings in Computer Information Systems:

Cloud Administration Certificate

Award/Program Credits
28

Computer Information Systems, AGS (with Transfer Articulation Agreement)

Award/Program Credits
60

Computer Science, DwD

Award/Program Credits
60

Cyber Defense Certificate

Award/Program Credits
28

Forensic Computing Certificate

Award/Program Credits
23

Industry Certification Prep Certificate

Award/Program Credits
16

Information Assurance Certificate

Award/Program Credits
19

IT Systems Administration AAS

Award/Program Credits
60

Microsoft Office Applications

Award/Program Credits
6

Networking Cyber Security, AAS

Award/Program Credits
60

Networking Mini-Certificate

Award/Program Credits
13

Programming Mini-Certificate

Award/Program Credits
11

Secure Software Development BAS

Award/Program Credits
120

Security Mini-Certificate

Award/Program Credits
15

Software Development and Security AAS

Award/Program Credits
60

Software Development Certificate

Award/Program Credits
30

SQL Coding Certificate

Award/Program Credits
6

Program Information

Location
Pueblo Campus
Fremont Campus
Southwest
Pathway
Technology
Awards
Certificate, AAS, Mini-Certificate, AA, AS, BAS, AGS
Course Availability
Day
Evening
Hybrid
Online
Program Start
Every Semester
Program Length
4 Semesters

In the News

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PCC expands cybersecurity programs

Pueblo Community College has seen its computer information systems department grow in enrollment by more than 17 percent this semester. The enrollment increase...

Contact

Department Chair
Mike Krakow
719-549-3238
Mike.Krakow@pueblocc.edu