Job Growth (estimated - projected year 2001-2008)
Computer-related occupations are listed by the California Labor Department as among the fastest growing in the State (Figure 1).
|Computer Support Specialists||6,290||9,930||3,640||57.9|
|Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software||4,010||6,180||2,170||54.1|
|Computer Software Engineers, Applications||7,450||11,380||3,930||52.8|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||2,350||3,570||1,220||51.9|
|Source: ©2005 State of California: www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov|
The Computer and Information Sciences Department (CIS) offers courses and programs that provide college-level education in computer-related fields. The areas of study covered include:
- Information Systems: introductory courses in computer technology
- Information Technology: local-area networking; Microsoft certification (MCSA); UNIX/Linux operating systems
- Computer Science: software development in Java, C/C++, Microsoft C# and Visual Basic; data structures
- Software Engineering: object-oriented systems analysis and design
CIS serves transfer and professional-development students online and on campus. Certificate and Associate's Degree programs are available. Most courses are "hands-on" and incorporate practical activities in our state-of-the-art computer labs on-campus. In additional, a number of our courses are available online (CIS 181, 190, 192, and 193).
Depending on student demand, we anticipate adding courses in the following areas:
- IT and Network Security
- Software Security
- Software Engineering
CIS works with industry and four-year institutions in San Diego County and beyond to ensure that our courses and programs meet the most urgent needs of these key stakeholders, so that our graduates are highly employable in these lucrative high-technology fields.