Program Description

The Computer Information Systems Degree Program at BCCC emphasizes business computer program design and development. Practical experience is gained in networking, databases, and programming applications utilizing various system environments such as UNIX, Microsoft Windows, and other state-of-the-art multi-user/ microcomputer-based operating systems. CIS-approved electives offer students the flexibility to acquire additional training within an area of personal interest. Many of the program’s graduates pursue advanced studies at four-year colleges and universities while others move directly into employment with banks, financial companies, government, and other businesses.

The Computer Information Systems Program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Program Description

The Computer Information Systems Degree Program at BCCC emphasizes business computer program design and development. Practical experience is gained in networking, databases, and programming applications utilizing various system environments such as UNIX, Microsoft Windows, and other state-of-the-art multi-user/ microcomputer-based operating systems. CIS-approved electives offer students the flexibility to acquire additional training within an area of personal interest. Many of the program’s graduates pursue advanced studies at four-year colleges and universities while others move directly into employment with banks, financial companies, government, and other businesses.

The Computer Information Systems Program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Job Description

A graduate form the BCCC Computer Information System can become:

  • Computer Programmer –a person who writes instructions in a computer language to solve problems
  • Systems Analyst –a person who designs computer systems based on his/her technical knowledge
  • Technical Writer – a person who uses his/her technical knowledge to produce technical manuals
  • Web Designer/Web Master – a person who uses technical knowledge to design web sites
  • Database Administrator –a person who is responsible for the overall administration of a database for a company or organization
  • Database Programmer – a person who writes specific requests for a database
  • Computer Support Specialists - provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment.
  • Computer Network Architects- design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets.

Skills Needed

An IT professional in the field of computer information systems must have very good problem solving skills. Professional must be able to:

  • work under time pressures and meet deadlines
  • develop solutions to complex problems given some ambiguous data
  • work very well in a team environment and to access data and information rapidly
  • use efficient and effective techniques to solve computer related problems
  • take job specifications and use his/her specific programming skills to solve a computer related problem

Application Process

To apply to BCCC, follow these steps:

1.Submit a completed admissions application with a $10 application fee.

2.Submit a completed Maryland Residency Verification form.

3.Submit appropriate academic credentials to the Admissions Office:

a. Official high school transcript(showing evidence of graduation); b. GED diploma (with a copy of your scores); c. Official college transcript (if transferring from another college)

4.Take the ACCUPLACER placement test.

5.Participate in New Student Orientation session, either online or in-person.

Note: Applicants under the age of 16 must meet with the Director of Admissions for special admissions requirements.

Program taught in:
  • English

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