The Computer Information Systems program provides students with the courses needed to seek employment as local area network administrators and providers of some types of technical support; the program also prepares students for transfer into four-year baccalaureate degree programs in computer programming, leading to careers in programming, systems analysis (and development), consulting, and management in computer information systems.
The employment outlook for careers in this growing, dynamic, technologically rich field is likely to remain strong. Students seeking work immediately upon graduation from GRCC should expect to find employment in smaller organizations or in supporting roles of larger organizations. Students expecting long-term employment in programming and beyond should plan on a minimum of a four-year degree, with career opportunities thereafter dependent on job performance and perhaps additional education.
Strict adherence to the ethics of computer usage is expected of all Computer Applications students.