Program Overview

The online Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems is designed for students pursuing professional employment in computer information systems for business. Students will be able to demonstrate sufficient understanding and application of business and related information technology concepts for entry level employment and advancement in the field.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the global system in which computer information systems are practiced including the role of ethics and the impact on society as well as contemporary issues; demonstrate preparedness for entry level employment in the field of information technology, this includes areas of focus such as computer hardware, software, networks, and security, or programming; and demonstrate a basic understanding of relational databases and concepts, including design, creation, and data manipulation.

Graduates will be prepared to pursue a career in network, systems, or database administration; technical and applications support; and computer programming.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges


    Graduates of accredited high schools; or have the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) certificate or the General Education Development (GED) certificate; or be 18 years of age or older and able to benefit from the college's instructional programs.

    School Overview

    First established in 1973, Cerro Coso Community College is a two-year, public school, and one of three higher educational institutions within the Kern Community College District. As part of the school’s mission and philosophy statement, CCCC retains a vision to “be recognized as a leader in higher education, a source of programs and services for tomorrow’s workforce, a model for student learning, and a partner with its diverse clientele and communities.”

    Cerro Coso Community College is approved to award associate's degrees, and these include degrees for transfer into four-year programs. Added programs of study include certificates, career development, job skills, occupational training, and workforce education programs. CC Online is the distance education campus within Cerro Coso Community College that provides students with a wide range of associate’s degrees and certificate programs.


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