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Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program at Drake State is an associate degree and certificate awarding program. Emphasis is placed on hands-on training in the areas of computer operating systems, applications, programming languages and networking equipment. After completing a degree in the Computer Information Systems program, a student will have the skills to fulfill entry-level positions in computer support and operations, networking, and software development fields in the industry.

Computer information systems earnings

A graduate of the CIS program may become employed in many of the entry-level positions such as computer technician, web designer, cyber specialist, computer programmer, help desk specialist, computer lab manager, database analyst, systems analyst, network specialist, or test engineer.

According to Lightcast Economic Modeling, the median salaries for computer information systems careers are:

  • Computer support specialist – $52,469
  • Network specialist – 79,977
  • Programming specialist – $88,525
  • System analyst – $98,322
  • Web developer – $77,022

Note: Salary ranges can vary widely depending on location and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

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Computer Information Systems Department