Computer Information Systems*

Computer Information Systems*

  • Computer Information Systems*

Sheridan College, Gillette College
To see program curriculum, click on a degree option below
Degree Options: AS 

*This program is also currently available online.

Computer scientists and computer systems analysts use technology to solve problems processing, storing and accessing information. They write software to enhance computer system functionality and efficiency, create applications for mobile devices, develop websites and design program software. NWCCD’s Computer Information Systems program will train you in a variety of computer concepts and programming languages, preparing you for a career in the fast-growing industry of computer science. This program is offered at both Gillette College and Sheridan College.


Industry Outlook

Computer science professionals work in an array of capacities for large tech firms, government agencies, startups, nonprofits, businesses and more. New technological advancements have results in new job opportunities across the computer science industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the field of computer and information systems managers is expected to add almost 45,000 new jobs between 2016 and 2026, a 12% increase.


Careers and Opportunities

From analyzing data and administering databases to programming and building computer networks, computer scientists and systems administrators are highly trained to oversee a variety of computer applications.  NWCCD’s Computer Information Systems program will help you become a:


  • Computer systems manager
  • IT support analyst
  • Setup configuration specialist
  • Test/quality assurance specialist
  • Data analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Software engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Programmer analyst
  • Data architect



NWCCD’s small class sizes will allow you to gain individualized attention and build key skills managing Computer Information Systems.


Our Program

Our NWCCD Computer Information Systems program, available at both Sheridan College and Gillette College, is designed for students interested in computer information systems, computer science and computer engineering, as well as for students interested in pursuing a career in computer hardware, networking and computer programming. The Computer Information Systems program provides the foundation to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program or enter the workforce.


The NWCCD Computer Information Systems program follows industry and national standards, using tools and techniques embraced by industry leaders while meeting course curriculum needs for students who plan to transfer into bachelor’s degree programs. As a student, you will access quality training materials and be challenged to complete projects that ensure learning and understanding in key concepts and programming languages to build a foundation to launch your computer science career.


At NWCCD, courses are offered in a multitude of formats, including online, to meet your scheduling needs. Small class sizes will also provide opportunities for individualized attention from our award-winning faculty. Course work includes computer concepts like Linux Fundamentals, the traditional programming languages of C++, Visual Basic, 3D Java programming and XHTML.


Computer Information Systems managers and computer scientists earn jobs in a variety of corporations and organizations. Where will a degree from NWCCD take you?


Faculty and Community

Our faculty at NWCCD bring decades of experience in information systems management to the classrooms and labs. They are dedicated to helping you build the skills you need to enter the job field or transfer and pursue advanced degrees and training. Our program will ensure you understand the fundamentals of Computer Information Systems while our faculty provide you guidance to help you prepare to be competitive in the job market.


NWCCD also has strong partnerships with local and regional tech companies, which provide internship opportunities and hands-on learning in professional settings. Training led by professionals in the field will help you experience real-world scenarios to further your understanding and preparation for the job market.


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070