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Computer Information Systems Program

BMCC’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed to teach and train students in a variety of Information Technology disciplines.  Students who enroll in BMCC’s CIS program will learn how to administer operating systems, such as Linux, Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, Windows Server; design and install wired and wireless networks; install and configure networkingdevices (Cisco Routers and Switches); troubleshoot and  repair computers; learn web development, and more.

A majority of classes offered in BMCC’s CIS program will prepare students for professional credentials that require the passing of an additional exam.  Certification based classes include pathways to:

  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA)
  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • CompTIA Network+ Certification
  • CompTIA Linux+ Certification
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Certification (MCTS)
  • Microsoft Technology Associate Certification (MTA)

Over the last three years, seven students graduated from BMCC’s CIS program, and all seven graduates are either working in the technology field and/or pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Information Technology.

Degree Program

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Curriculum Map - Computer Information Systems

Curriculum Map - General Education

Computer software engineers as well as network systems/data communications analysts are listed within the top four growing occupations in the United States through 2016 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015).  Computer related occupations account for 6 out of the top 25 fastest growing occupations in Michigan through 2014 (State of Michigan, 2015).

According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wages Estimates, the following are the national median salaries.  Starting salaries will generally be less than median salaries.  Some positions may require a bachelor’s degree.

Computer Repair $37,280
Computer Programmer  $71,380
Computer Support Specialist $46,260
Computer Systems Analyst $77,740
Database Administrator  $77,080
Information Security Analyst and Computer Network Architect  $75,660
Network & Computer Systems Administrator $69,160
Software Developer  $90,530
Web Developer $66,100

Duane Bedell HeadshotTo learn more about the CIS Program, contact Duane Bedell, CIS Department Chair:

Email:  dbedell@bmcc.edu
Office Phone: (906) 248-8407

Student fixing an iPad screen“The CIS program and Duane Bedell helped me gain the experience, knowledge, and understanding to progress in life.  I went from a dead end job to having a career within one month of graduating from BMCC’s CIS program.”  
-- Audie Petrosky, Test/Turn Up Tech at WOW Business Inc.

“The CIS program at BMCC gave me all the tools I needed to start my career in IT! The course selection helped develop the skills I needed to become a great IT professional!”  
-- Alan Thomas, PC Technician/Help Desk at Associated Community Service