Programs of Study
Computer Information Systems
The Computer Information Systems program at South Plains College emphasizes technology and information systems as they apply in any workplace and trains students to enter the high-demand technology job market as networking specialists, PC technicians, web design specialists and programmers. Graduates of our program have found jobs in educational institutions, government and civic organizations, finance, law enforcement ,and industrial and business-related companies. An advisory committee of industry leaders help faculty keep the programs up-to-date so that graduates leave the program with the skills and knowledge expected in today’s workplace.
Many of the classes are offered online, and traditional classes are offered on the Levelland Campus, the Reese Center, and the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center. Whatever your needs, there are CIS courses that will work with your schedule and your goals.
associate degrees and certificate options
The Computer Information Systems program provides students with one associate degree and four certificate options. Depending on what path our majors want to follow, they can expect their degree plan to include:
- Personal Computing Hardware
- Fundamentals of Networking Technology
- Beginning Web Programming
- Introduction to Computer Programming
- Implementing and Supporting Servers
- Networking Hardware
- Advanced Web Programming
- Web Authoring
- Advanced Spreadsheets
- Advanced Database
- Introduction to Digital Forensics
- Digital Forensics Collection
- Digital Forensics Tools
- Information Technology Security
- Introduction to PC Operating Systems
associate of applied science
This is a two-year degree that consists of 72 semester hours. Students will take a range of technology courses from each of the disciplines (networking, programming, digital forensics) as well as general education courses that will provide the student with broad-based skills and knowledge.
CIS technician certificate
This certificate consists of just six courses and prepares students for entry-level positions in the technology industry.programming certificateThis one-year curriculum is designed to train students to use current software development techniques to program web sites, applications, and databases.
This one-year curriculum is designed to train students to use current software development techniques to program web sites, applications, and databases.
Students who complete this certificate will be trained to use network operating systems, network applications, and networking hardware. Additionally, students will be qualified to work with network design, administration, installation, and maintenance.
digital forensics (Reese Center)
This one-year curriculum is designed to train students with diagnostic forensic skills necessary for graduates to be employed in Computer/Digital Forensic positions in Law Enforcement relative to retrieval and course evidence preparation of suspected computer crime and investigation areas.
transferring to a university
The CIS program at South Plains College has articulation agreements with many area universities. For more information on transfer options, please speak with a CIS advisor.
for more informationProgram Adivsor for the Levelland Campus and Reese Center is Jesse Day, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Program Advisor for the Byron Martin ATC is Ben Walton, Program Coordinator and Professor of Computer Information Systems.