Computer Information Systems

Welcome to the Computer Information Systems Program at College of DuPage.

Get the technical skills to enhance your career at College of DuPage. Health care facilities, computer consulting services, accounting systems design, manufacturing and government agencies are a few examples of fields that provide jobs for technical and business computer experts. Retail, banking, insurance, real estate and other industries also offer many opportunities.

Job growth in computer-related careers is expected to continue into the next decade. Career opportunities provide great diversification and include help desk technicians, web developers, programmers, database developers, systems analysts and software developers.

Whether you are entering a computer-related field or brushing up on computer skills, the Computer Information Systems (CIS) program offers degrees, certificates and courses that can meet all of your needs:

  • Two-year Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees for Software Development, Application and Technical Support Specialist, Game Design, Game Programming, and Game Animation and Design
  • Certificates in Business Productivity Software, Desktop Database Proficiency, Spreadsheet Proficiency, C++ Language Proficiency, Java Language Proficiency, Visual BASIC Language Proficiency, Linux Proficiency, UNIX Proficiency, Web Technician and Web Programmer
  • A two-year Associate in Science (A.S.) degree or Associate in Arts (A.A.) that allows you to transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution. If you are interested in transferring to a four-year school, start with exploring the transfer requirements of some of the schools that offer Computer Science Bachelor Degrees.
  • 3+1 Degree, College of DuPage and Lewis University 3+1 Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Computer Science

More About CIS and First Semester Courses 

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Contact Information

Dr. Sam Shamsuddin, Program Co-coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1530B, (630) 942-2940

Stephen Santello, Program Co-coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1530C, (630) 942-2654

Kim Groesbeck, Program Support Specialist
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1433, (630) 942-2599

Nazia Naqvi, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1530A, (630) 942-2081

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592


  • Spotlight: Erna Gevondyan

    Erna GevondyanComputer Information Systems

    "COD’s been helpful in every way, starting with little things, like letting me print my paper for free because I had forgotten my wallet and the paper was due in 10 minutes, all the way to huge things like giving me amazing friends, hiring me as a student worker, and opening up new professional and academic connections."

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  • Spotlight: Josh Longmire

    Josh LongmireComputer Information Systems

    "I love COD so much for giving me the time to explore my passions and have such a full and fulfilled life with such great hope for the future."

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  • Spotlight: Kevin Naughton

    Kevin NaughtonComputer Information Systems

    "I decided on my major after building a computer, which was a ton of fun but also very challenging. I felt that an industry revolving around these machines and the way they work was the industry for me."

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  • Spotlight: Cindy Jaunich

    Cindy JaunichComputer Information Systems

    "I've had some excellent teachers and made great new friends and look forward to always being involved with COD at some level."

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