Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems program at Snead State Community College is designated as a Center for  Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency. The Computer Information  Systems degree program is also an EC Council Accredited Training Center and Testing Center.

Prepare for a Career in a High-Demand Field with High Earning Potential

Students can earn a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree or a certificate in five semesters in one of the following areas: Cyber Security, Network Security, Server Administration, Computer Virtualization, and Network Infrastructure. Short-term certificates are available in IT Administration and Cyber Security. Student will be trained to earn industry certifications in the following areas: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net+, CompTIA Security+, EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrators, Linux+, and VM Ware Enterprise Virtualization.

Students graduating from the CIS program can find IT employment opportunities in both public and private sectors in Alabama and throughout the world. The job availability for careers in Network and Computer Systems is expected to grow 20% over 10 years with a median wage of $79,700. Job availability for careers as Information Security Analysts is expected to grow 20% over 10 years with a median wage of $92,600.

Please visit the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for more information about a career in this field: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm.

Need more information?

Greg Randall
Computer Information Systems Instructor
Office: Weathers Building
Phone: (256) 840-4166
E-mail: grandall@snead.edu
Webpage: snead.edu/academics/cis_center_for_academic_excellence.aspx