Software and Network Support

Degree program at Bay College

Network specialist with laptop in a server room

Why Software and Network 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. The CIS: Programming and User Support degree program at Bay College will equip students to select, install, use, and help others to use computer systems and software. 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. A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in a high demand, high paying industry where the need for technical specialists is stronger than ever and continues to grow.


Why Bay College?

The Computer Information Systems Software and Network Support program at Bay College emphasizes problem solving using current software packages, hardware configurations, operating systems, and networks. 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. We offer the curriculum to support all of these things and more. Browse our programs and courses to see what we have to offer!

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. Our programs emphasize problem-solving using current software packages, hardware configurations, operating systems, and networks.

CIS graduates also 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.

Degree Options
Certificate/DegreeCompletion CreditsContact Hours
Computer Info Systems: Software/ Network Support60.00

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 Information Systems
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Computer Networking/Web Development
  • Information Assurance/Cyber Defense
  • Information Systems
  • Mobile and Web App Development

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the CIS: Software/Network Support program will be equipped to find employment in positions that provide technical support, assistance, trouble-shooting, and training to end computer users for software, hardware, and networks. Graduates can also find employment in the areas of:

  • Help Desk Support
  • Network Support
  • Software Training
  • Web Page Development

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