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Continually in demand, and high paying, IT technical skills are essential for all businesses today.  Pierce College's Computer Information Systems program offers two-year associate degrees, as well as one-year certificates. Find the option that's best for you and start realizing your possibilities today.

Enroll today
Enrollment is open throughout the year. Start in the fall, winter, spring, or summer quarters depending on the degree choice.

Students must complete a skills assessment test (COMPASS test) through the Pierce College testing center.

Program length
Certificates can be earned in as little as three quarters. Associate degrees typically take from six to eight quarters to complete.

Transfer possibilities
Individual classes in the Computer Information System programs may transfer as electives to four-year colleges, or as the first two years of a four-year technical degree.  

Employment possibilities
Knowledge of network engineering, database management and health IT are marketable across all industries, and can be applied to a number of different careers such as network engineer, junior database administrator, database developer, business analyst, and data analyst.

Other Info
Financial aid and scholarships are frequently available to students who qualify. In addition, special funding may be available for unemployed workers or low-wage working parents.


New Student Contact

Brandy Ferber-Christensen
Program Navigator

CIS Faculty

Donna Moran
Program Coordinator - CIS/CNE/HIT

Sean Moran
Assistant Professor Information Systems

Samuel Scott
CIS Instructor

CNE Faculty

Ciaran Bloomer
CNE Instructor

JBLM CNE Advisor

James Lett
Support Manager - Outreach and Student Success

Lab Support

Kyle Wherry
Lab Technician
253-912-2399 ext 8687

John Campbell
Lab Technician
253-912-2399 ext 8570


Charlee Joyce
Melanie Schuur
Robbie Smith
Martin (Cisco) Gonzales
Jonathan Harden