Computer Information Systems

Associate Degree

Career Outlook

Your New Career
The future of the Computer Information Systems field is solid. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of job openings will increase 30% by 2018.* This reflects the increasing complexity of information systems. There will continue to be a need for professionals who understand the microcomputer and its applications.

  • Earn your Degree in as little as 14 months, with appropriate transfer credit, by studying in the comfort of your home and at your own convenience.
  • A High School Diploma or GED is required for enrollment.
  • Gain the skills necessary to work in the field of computers and business environments.

After completing our program, you'll be well prepared to begin what can be a very enjoyable and profitable career. You can always choose to further your education later by earning a bachelor's degree.†

Your New Skills
Whether you want to begin your computer information systems career in a small business environment or a large corporation, you will learn the necessary skills required to get the job done.

  • Learn programming skills.
  • Learn programming in Visual Basic® and Java.™
  • Gain well-rounded computer knowledge.
  • Learn about computers in business; the inventory system, desktop publishing, email, networks, file servers, and the Internet.
  • Enhance your communication skills.
  • Learn effective speaking skills and how to write memos, reports, and business letters.


* Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2018. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Individual student earnings vary based on experience.

† Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you earn your degree, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.