Computer Information Systems, A.S.

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Establish a foundation in computing skills for entry-level positions in the computing industry with an associate degree in computer information systems from Vermont State University. In our two-year program, you’ll learn the basics of computer software, hardware, and systems administration and gain a big-picture understanding of the business environment so you can help organizations achieve their goals through the application of computing.

A hands-on, career-focused curriculum will prepare you for well-paying jobs in areas like IT support and software development or to develop your skills further in Vermont State’s B.S. program.

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Why Study Computer Information Systems at Vermont State?

  • Expanding Opportunities: As businesses increasingly rely upon digital technology, careers in computer and information systems are expected to grow 15% over the present decade, much faster than the national average.* 
  • Technology in Context: See the big picture. You’ll learn about all the major components of computer systems, including hardware, software, and networking. Plus, you’ll gain an understanding of the business environment so you can make strategic recommendations about how technology can contribute to organizational goals.  
  • Expert Faculty: Small classes taught by industry professionals ensure material is relevant to today’s workplace and that you’ll have the support you need to master it.
  • Options for Your Future: Graduate with the skills you need to start a career in IT right away or to seamlessly transition into the B.S. program at Vermont State to unlock further opportunities.  

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

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Sample Courses

  • Principles of Management 
  • Website Development 
  • Computer Hardware & Organization 
  • Introduction to JAVA Programming I 

Meet Our Faculty

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Assistant Professor

  • Lyndon Campus


  • Williston Campus

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

  • Randolph Campus

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