Computer Information Systems


Associate Degree Program

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the exciting and growing field of computer information? Computer Information Systems is designed to prepare you for a career in applied programming and other computer-related fields. Solving strategic business problems by designing computer based information systems is an exciting and rewarding career.

This program is offered at the Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington Campuses.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skill to earn to prepare you for positions such as:

  • Database Analyst
  • Database Designer
  • Help Desk/Application Support Specialist
  • Programmer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Software Specialist
  • Technical Trainer
What You Will Earn

Competitive starting salaries range from $30,000-$40,000.

What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Install, configure, and secure computer applications and operating systems.
  2. Design, write, and debug computer programs.
  3. Design and integrate databases in computer programs.
  4. Analyze and design complex computer applications to solve business problems.
  5. Integrate the principles of the Internet into web development.
  6. Incorporate the principles of networking and information security in computer application development.
Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.

Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree?

This program participates in a Connected Degree program, an agreement with another institution in order to offer graduates a smooth transition into a four-year degree program.

Campus-Specific Computer Information Systems Information

Dr. Lester F. Link
Department Chair, Instructor,
and Program Advisor
(302) 857-1836


George Cognet
Department Chair, Instructor,
and Program Advisor
(302) 259-6489

This program of study is not offered at the Stanton Campus.

Tommy Lu
Department Chair, Instructor,
and Program Advisor
(302) 573-5475