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Computer and Information Systems

Program overview

Graduates of the Computers and Information Systems (CIS) Program learn the complexities of computer software, hardware, and programming processes to enable them to be successful in the workplace. For those who decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree, the Computers and Information Systems (CIS) Program offers courses that can be successfully transferred to baccalaureate institutions. Students should consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the CIS program.

Work and employment

Many graduates of the program begin work as entry-level programmers, Cisco technicians, PC specialists,  network analysts, and web developers. 

Program mission

Computer Trekk

The mission of Computer and Information Systems is to provide a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the computer science field, including computer programming, networking, CISCO certification, cyber security, database management and web design in order to prepare students for university transfer and/or a career in the CIS field.


We offer the following degree and certificates

  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Cisco Networking
  • Data Assurance and IT Security
  • Web Programming & Design

Job market

According to U.S. News and World Reports CIS related job growth and job satisfaction is higher than any other job market. An example is software developers have been ranked #1 in "The 100 Best Jobs" since 2015! 


The need for mobile app developers are in high demand and will continue to be in high demand in the future! According to the Department of Labor, employment of software developers is projected to grow 17 percent through 2024.

Community Outreach

RVC CIS Hour of Code at Ebates

Hour of Code Goes on the Road

If Professor Chuck Konkol had his way, everyone would take at least one hour to learn how to code. He’s certainly done his part to reach as many people as possible in the Rockford region.