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Computer Information Systems: One-Year Certificate

This one-year certificate program (47 credits) is to prepare you for employment in entry-level information technology (IT) employment. The certificate builds skills in many areas critical to the success of employment in IT.

Course emphasis is placed on current concepts of computer programming, server administration, database, Cisco networking, and general business-required education.

All courses in the certificate are found in the CIS AAS Degree. This certificate will benefit those who want to:

  • Be prepared for entry-level or mid-level jobs in desktop/server administration.
  • Be prepared for entry-level or mid-level jobs in computer programming.
  • Be prepared for entry-level or mid-level jobs in database programming and administration.
  • Be prepared for entry-level or mid-level jobs in basic Cisco router or switch administration.

Careers

According to Oregon Labor Statistics (OLMIS), the total number of job openings for the Network and Computer Systems Administrators (15-1142) is “projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022.”

OLMIS data on Network and Computer Systems Administrators

According to Oregon Labor Statistics (OLMIS), the total number of job openings for Computer Programmers (15-1131) is “projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022.”

OLMIS data on Computer Programmers

According to Oregon Labor Statistics (OLMIS), the total number of job openings for Database Administrators (15-1141) is “projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022.”

OLMIS data on Database Administrators

Program Requirements

Completion of MTH 095 or placement test scores indicating MTH 105 or higher and WR 121 or higher is required.

It is strongly recommended that CIS certificate- (or degree-) seeking students have access to a personally-owned, 64-bit Windows 7/8 (or newer) laptop with at least 16 GB of RAM, 1-2 TB hard disk, and other standard laptop accessories. You can purchase a full version of Microsoft Office in the UCC bookstore at a very low, discounted student price.

Other CIS Certificates & Degrees at UCC

Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:

• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes

Contact

Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

John Blackwood, MS - Contact
Associate Professor, CIS
Phone: 541-440-7686

Vince Yip, MS - Contact
Associate Professor, CIS
Phone: 541-440-7886

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