Computer Information Systems

Program Type: Face-to-Face, Fully Online
Program Level: Online, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Communication Design, CIS, Music Business, and RTB
Institute: Science & Technology
College: SAC

What is the Computer Information Systems program?

The IT courses in the CIS department develop skills that are in demand by employers in both the public and private sectors.

Instructional techniques that emphasize hands-on activities with computer hardware, software and systems are designed to give students an understanding of their professional responsibilities and necessary occupational skills. The central purpose of all programs is to develop occupational competency. Students should be able to:

  • Apply skills as indicated by the various degrees and certificates with a minimum of supervision.
  • Operate practically any computer equipment after a brief orientation period.
  • Prepare necessary documentation and communicate in a satisfactory manner with other personnel concerned.
  • Direct their educational background and ability toward mastering new and special techniques as the need occurs.

What will I learn?

A student who obtains a Computer Programming degree/certificate will learn the popular programming languages of today's computing environments such as Java, C++, Visual Basic.NET, SQL, PHP, Linux. The students will also learn how to program web pages using HTML, JavaScript, Windows, and more. The Computer Support Specialist will learn to support users using multiple operating systems and various hardware platforms within a networked environment. The Computer Network Administration student will learn network and system administration skills in the Windows and Linux operating environments. Students will also gain the skills required for A+ certification, CISCO CCNA certification, Microsoft Windows Server certifications, and Linux + certification. Students will learn in the Information Assurance and Cyber Security how to provide network and system administration skills with additional security concerns and skills. Firewalls, Intrusion detection, forensics, and TCP/IP skills are taught and practiced in this degree program. 


Cyber Security is the newest and fastest-growing sector of the Information Technology profession today.

 What's special about the program?

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated San Antonio College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education. The CIS department courseware has been reviewed by national-level information assurance subject matter experts as part of the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program and determined to meet all of the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standard for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011 and Senior Systems Managers, CNSSI No. 4012.



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(Last Updated: 12/14/2020)

Cyber Service Scholarship (CSS)

This grant, funded by the NSF’s Community College Cyber Pilot Program, provides financial support to students pursuing a degree in the fields of information assurance and cyber security. 

Scholarship recipients will receive a $22,500 annual stipend as well as a scholarship to pay tuition for two years. In addition, the students will receive $6,000 for professional development per year.

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Troy Touchette

Department Chair

Nail Technical Center (NTC-229)


Program Coordinators

Kim Muschalek

CIS/CS Program Coordinator


Nail Technical Center (NTC-219)



Mike Matuszek

ITSA Program Coordinator



Nail Technical Center (NTC-215A)