Computer Information Systems
You can study Computer Information Systems at GCCC to prepare yourself for a career in the field of computer science. The program will help you to develop a diverse set of skills that include the fundamentals of software development and computer security. You will learn everything from the basics of programming, including how to identify and describe general computer and programming topics such as operating systems, networking, databases, algorithms, control structures, data types, data storage, files and arrays, to understanding the various types of cyber attacks from malware to vulnerabilities and threats.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, many careers in the field of computer science, including Computer Support Specialists, are expected to grow by 11% through 2026. That is much faster than the national average for other career fields.
Up to 24 students will join you in each computer science course held on the GCCC campus, giving you valuable one-on-one time with the instructor as well as an opportunity to develop relationships with classmates for additional support and learning.
Scholarships are available for students in the Computer Information Systems classes at GCCC, visit the Financial Aid page for more information about which scholarships you are eligible for.
Your advisement in the Computer Information Systems program is provided directly by the computer science faculty. The faculty also hold office hours in the Academic Building on campus and are available via phone and email.