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About our Department

With eight full time and over a dozen adjunct faculty, the CIS department at South Puget Sound Community College has the breadth and depth of skill to meet your educational needs. Whether you are heading to college for the first time, returning for retraining, or attending a single class for professional development, CIS has the technology and programs to move you forward.

Computer Programming, Database Management, and Web Design

Computer Programmers write computer programs in various languages, such as Visual Basic, C# and Java, both stand-alone and web-based. Database Managers perform database programming, design and management. The CIS department offers two degrees (computer programming and database administration) and a short-term certificate program in web design.

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Computer Network Administration

The Computer Network Administration program at SPSCC is designed to provide a broad introduction to the networking field. The courses begin with network theory, computer hardware and an introduction to operating systems. It progresses to server operating systems, the configuration and maintenance of network infrastructure services (such as DNS and DHCP) and enterprise directories (Active Directory). The program proceeds through to cover network security and the principles of routing. It also covers scripting operating system configuration using scripting languages. The program concludes with a capstone course that evaluates and cements concepts learned over the first five quarters.

Office Administration

Office Administration is designed for persons interested in working in an office or administrative support position in the private or public sector. The Office Administration Program equips the student with a variety of skills used in large or small businesses through the study of keyboarding, formatting, communications, human relations, management, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other related courses. In addition to completing core requirements, students may choose courses from one of three specialty areas: Administrative, Legal, and Medical.

Information Technology Computer Support

The Information Technology Computer Support program is designed for persons interested in working with end users of desktop technology. The continuing advancement of technology and automation of organizations, offices and functional areas creates a demand for skilled technicians who can provide immediate support for computer applications, communications, and common business-oriented software.