Computer Information Systems

The certificates and degrees in Computer Information Systems will prepare you for immediate employment or for a bachelor’s degree with a CIS emphasis. 

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Degrees Offered

MCC offers three Associate of Applied Science degrees, Associate of Science, and an Associate of Business degree:

  • Associate of Business – Computer Information Systems (Special Requirements) – (60-68 credit hours) This degree prepares students to transfer to an Arizona university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems or Management Information Systems. Program requirements differ among universities and the official transfer guide located at AZTransfer An advisor should be consulted to assure that you include any additional requirements of each university.
  • AAS – Systems Administration – (65 credit hours) – This degree can be used as a transfer block to Northern Arizona University toward completion of a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Technology Management. This AAS also includes the Associate of Arts General Education Core (AGEC-A) requirements. Note: Students may complete their degree with NAU through online classes. (NAU’s Cultural Understanding requirements will be completed after transfer.)
  • AAS – Computer Graphics & Web Design – (60-65 credit hours) This degree will prepare students to design and develop Web sites and use graphic software for publications and professional digital images. While many courses are offered in a traditional classroom setting, this degree may also be obtained by taking all of your coursework online.
  • AAS – Cybersecurity and Network Support (AAS)  – (60-65 credit hours) This degree program is intended for students who plan to work in technology support services. The course work emphasizes computer repair, network troubleshooting, information security, and help desk support.
  • AS – Computer Science (AS) – (60-63 credit hours) This degree will prepare the student for transfer to a university Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. This program includes studies in multiple programming languages as well as an extensive examination of Object Oriented Programming concepts
  • Healthcare Information Technician

Google IT Certificates

MCC is partnering with Google to offer college credits for those who earn Google IT Certificates. For more information on Google IT Certificates contact MCC Instructor Peter Burgess:

Peter Burgess headshotPeter Burgess, MS
Full-time, Lead Faculty
Lake Havasu City Campus
Extension: 3322

Certificates of Proficiency

Computer Graphics & Web Design

(18 credit hours) This program prepares students for positions that require enhanced knowledge of computer graphics, desktop publishing and web page design. Many of the courses in this certificate will also apply to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Graphics and Web Design.

Cybersecurity and Network Support

(18 credit hours) This program provides students with the skills needed to function as technical and network support for an organization. General network troubleshooting and computer repair procedures will be covered, along with basic security protocols.

Professional Applications

(18 credit hours) This program provides students with a working knowledge of a variety of software programs used in business today. Many of the courses will apply to the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration or Computer Information Systems.

Programming & Game Development

(18 credit hours) This program prepares students to work as part of a programming and/or game application development team. Skills in the most commonly used programming languages will be developed and students will gain practice in systems theory, logic and design common to all programming languages. Many of the courses can apply to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a computer at home to complete CIS courses at MCC?

No, not unless you are planning to take courses online through our Distance Education program. The college has provided state-of-the-art computers on every campus. There are labs are in the campus library that are open to the public. You are more than welcome to complete any assignments in the labs.

Does MCC accept technology credits from other colleges?

For a review of your official transcripts, please request these transcripts from your previous colleges and have them sent to our Registrar for a review of possible transfer credits. More information can be found at the Registrar’s Office.

Does MCC have a computer club?

Yes, it is MC4 – Mohave Community College Computer Club. More information about the club and its activities can be found on the student life pages on this site.

Does MCC offer any computer courses just for fun?

Yes, our Community Outreach program offers fun courses in a workshop format for you to enjoy learning about the Internet, word processing and more. Please view the current Community Outreach schedule for more information.

How long will it take me to get a certificate or degree?

Generally, most certificates take two semesters to complete if the student is attending full-time. The degrees can be completed in two calendar years if the student also enrolls in summer courses or completes 15 – 16 credits per semester in the spring and fall semesters.

What is the best pathway to transfer to a university?

The AAS – CIS – Systems Administration is the best pathway if you’re transferring to NAU. For a more general pathway to all the in-state universities – consider the ABus (SR) for the common courses that these universities have agreed with Mohave Community College as a transfer pathway. This information can be found at AZTransfer.

What kind of job opportunities are there with a certificate or degree in CIS?

The certificates and degrees in CIS are well-received by Mohave County employers. Positions range from network and security technicians, Web site developers, computer help-desk personnel, computer repair technicians, software specialists and software programming employment. One of the best resources for finding employment in technology is Career and Job Services here at the college. Another resource is the Mohave County One-Stop Job Services office.

When are CIS courses scheduled?

Courses are scheduled throughout the semester as 15-week, 12-week, 8-week and weekend courses, either online, via Instructional Television (ITV) or on site at each of the four campus locations. The schedules can be found here.

Why are some of my required courses not offered every semester?

The CIS program plans the course offerings based on student and community needs. Therefore, courses such as CIS 210 Database Management and CIS 270 System Analysis are offered only in the Spring. Please contact your advisor for more information. Be sure to plan ahead for the best timing of your classes.

Will the CIS courses I take at MCC transfer to a university?

CIS course equivalency guides can be found through AZTransfer.


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