Programming and User Support
Degree program at Bay College
Why Programming and User Support?
The explosion of computer use in today’s society has created a high demand for specialists to provide technical and end-user support to people using computer systems. Students who wish to learn about current computer technologies and have an interest in learning about computer applications, cybersecurity, basic programming, and web development should explore this degree program. Students may further enhance their employability options by completing a transfer program in Computer Science.
Why Bay College?
The Computer Information Systems Programming and User Support program at Bay College will equip students to select, install, use, and help others to use computer systems and software. Are you interested in developing your own software applications? Do you want to support and train users as they learn new technologies? Do you like working with hardware and configuring networks? Or maybe you would just like to brush up on your software skills. CIS graduates have the opportunity to earn industry certifications as part of their college program including several Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Core certifications. MOS certifications are internationally recognized and used to verify proficiency in a variety of Microsoft Office software. Graduates of the CIS: Software/Network Support degree also have the opportunity to earn Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications in several areas.
If you enjoy working with technology, we have something for you! Our CIS courses and programs are taught using the most current technologies and software. Browse our programs and courses to see what we have to offer! Our programs emphasize problem-solving using current software packages, hardware configurations, operating systems, and networks.
|Certificate/Degree||Completion Credits||Contact Hours|
|Computer Info Systems: Programming/ User Support||60.00|
Beyond Bay College
Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher may find opportunities in the following areas of study:
- Computer Science
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Information Technology
- Computer Networking/Web Development
- Information Assurance/Cyber Defense
- Information Systems
- Mobile and Web App Development
Graduates of this program will have the opportunity to enter the fast-paced and constantly changing computer information systems industry where they can gain entry level employment in many areas. Some examples of career fields can include:
- Program Development
- Software Training
- Database Support
- Web Page Development
- Help Desk Support
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