Computers & Technology

Programs of Study

Computer Information Systems

Curriculum
Transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver
Offered in the Classroom & 70% Online

Computer Technology

Curriculum
Direct to Work, Stackable into CIS Degree
Offered in the Classroom & 19% Online

Cybersecurity

Curriculum
Direct to Work, Stackable into Cybersecurity Degree
Offered in the Classroom & 11% Online

Information Technology

Curriculum
Direct to Work
Offered in the Classroom & 73% Online

Computer Service & Support

Curriculum
Direct to Work, Stackable into IT Degree
Offered in the Classroom & 48% Online

Healthcare

Curriculum
Direct to Work, Stackable into IT Degree
Offered in the Classroom & 20% Online

Network Security

Curriculum
Direct to Work, Stackable into IT Degree
Offered in the Classroom & 12% Online

About the Program

A career in information technology (IT) may be perfect for you if you enjoy working on computers, helping customers and friends with technical issues, or building administering networks. IT is a part of every company, school, a non-profit organization, and government office. People with computer expertise are in demand and they can work almost anywhere in the world. Companies need someone to set up, troubleshoot, and manage the equipment in order for other employees to complete their own job functions.

The associate degree in information technology is a logical choice for you if you want to immediately work in the industry or transfer to a four-year university. The computer programs at CCD focus on industry-specific technical skills that are in demand. The degrees and certificates offered here are ensuring that CCD graduates are prepared for employment by providing you with the opportunity to obtain industry certifications in computer repair, networking, and network security.

Academic Support

Academic support is provided through CCD's Excel Zone and is available to CIS, IT and CSC students. It helps students succeed by offering a variety of learning.

The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Zone is located in Cherry Creek Building, rooms 205 and 210. Tutors, instructors, and some lab equipment are available for students to use. Lab equipment and software are located in the CIS/IT lab in the Cherry Creek Building, room 206.

Accreditation

CCD is designated as a CompTIA certification college.

Available Online

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. This program offers between 24 to 73 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?
303.352.6785 | TLC@ccd.edu

Course & Program Fees

Some programs and/or courses may require additional fees in addition to the base tuition and fees. High-cost course fees are used to support the maintenance and development of the course labs and are embedded within your general tuition.

Course Fees

The fees listed here are estimated and may change at any time. Please contact your advisor with any questions. The following courses have additional fees: 

Course Description Fee
CIS 110, CIS 117, CIS 118, CIS 124,
CIS 155, CIS 218, CIS 240, CIS 267
High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)
CNG 116, CNG 120, CNG 124,
CNG 125, CNG 131, CNG 132,
CNG 209, CNG 211
High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)
CSC 119, CSC 160, CSC 161 High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)
CNG 116, CNG 120, CNG 125, CNG 131 Transcender Practice Tests $50.00 (flat)

Online Course Fees

A separate fee is used to absorb the cost of any lab kits needed for lab-based online courses. This fee eliminates the need for students to purchase lab kits separately.

Course Description Fee
CIS 118, CIS 135, CIS 145,
CIS 155, CIS 240, CIS 267
High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)
CNG 104, CNG 211 High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)
CSC 105, CSC 119, CSC 160,
CSC 161, CSC 240
High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)
CWB 110, CWB 130 High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.

Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the federal financial aid application. Walk-in hours are offered every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Confluence Building, room 118.

Four-Year Transfer Agreements

A Two-Year Degree from CCD Can Lead to a Four-Year Degree from ...

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver*
  • Regis University**

*The Associate of Applied Science computer information systems degree transfers to Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems.

**Through Regis University’s School for Professional Studies Associate to Bachelor’s Program, Colorado community college students may earn a bachelor’s degree by transferring up to a maximum of 90 credits from the community college and completing the fourth year at Regis University’s School for Professional Programs. The degree programs include Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking, and Information Technology.

Job Outlook & Salary Information

What Can I Do with My Major?

Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software.

Nearly every business or organization needs smart people in the field of IT to help keep their company afloat.

  • Networking
  • Help Desk
  • Computer Service and Support
  • Information Services and Database
  • Programming and Software Development
  • Technical and Customer Support
  • Entry-level Information Security

Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

You could obtain an annual salary of $45,000 and above, depending on the position and on your degree or certifications.

The median annual wage for computer network support specialists was $62,340 and the median annual wage for computer user support specialists was $50,210 in May 2017.

The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Stackable

Complete a certificate and start working while you study and finish your associate degree.

The following certificates seamlessly transfer to the A.A.S. in computer information systems:

  • Computer Technology
  • Cybersecurity

The following certificates seamlessly transfer to the A.A.S. in information technology:

  • Computer Service & Support
  • Healthcare
  • Network Security