If you "get" computers and are intrigued by the idea of learning and using the languages that make them work, then a career in the growing field of computer information systems may be your fit. OCC Career Advantage offers a computer information systems degree that can prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university. We also offer a number of certificate programs designed to prepare you for entry-level or advanced positions in the industry. Start planning your path into this well-paying industry – read on to learn more about your options.

A sampling of courses for these careers

  • Front-End Development 1
  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • Excel 1
  • Beginning Computer Keyboarding
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver
  • Web Page Design 1


Did you know?

IT employees average earnings of more than $82,000 per year, compared to the overall U.S. median wage of about $37,000,
according to the Association for Career Technical Education.

Program Details

Complete one of our certificate programs, and you'll be well-prepared to enter a career in computer information systems.

Build upon your skills if you're already employed in the field. Or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.

View all program details in course catalog.

Computer Information Systems

Learn about financial accounting, Java programming, macroeconomics and other topics. Students in some business-oriented majors may earn lower-division credits for transfer through this program.

Office Assistant

Prepare for an entry-level job in a business environment that uses Microsoft Office applications. Learn to use a computer operating system and computer applications for word processing; create electronic spreadsheets; manage databases; create multimedia presentations and more.

View program details in course catalog

Web Design

Prepare for an entry-level position designing websites. Learn to use Dreamweaver software, design web pages using CSS, and program using JavaScript.


View program details in course catalog.

Computer Information Systems

Complete the Computer Information Systems Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements to earn an associate degree. You will learn about financial accounting, Java programming, macroeconomics and other topics. View program detail in course catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Did you know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.

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Career Services
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